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U18s: United 1 Portsmouth 2 – Pompey pinch the points on opening day

Posted by nickogs20 on August 20, 2011


Saturday August 20th, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Portsmouth
Manchester United U18s 1-2 Portsmouth U18s
Lawrence 89 Colson 22
Grant 68

 
United’s new-look academy side fell to an unfortunate opening day defeat at Carrington as an oft-outplayed Portsmouth took all three points in smash and grab fashion.

Paul McGuinness’ team offered glimpses of a potentially promising future throughout but were undone by a glaring lack of cutting edge and some naive defending, the visitors netting twice against the run of play to leave the Reds too much to do, Tom Lawrence’s late strike ultimately proving to be in vain.

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Youth Cup: Chelsea 3 United 2 – Reds roar back to set up scintillating second leg

Posted by nickogs20 on April 11, 2011


FA Youth Cup Semi-Final, First Leg
April 10th 2011, 12.30pm
Stamford Bridge, West London

Chelsea Man Utd
Chelsea U18s 3-2 Manchester United U18s
Chalobah 30, 42 Lingard 56
Devyne 72 Pogba 77

 
 
A storming second half display by United’s youngsters has left their FA Youth Cup Semi-Final with Chelsea finely poised, the West London club leading 3-2 after Sunday’s enthralling first leg at Stamford Bridge.

Trailing 2-0 at the break to two set-piece efforts from Blues centre-back Nathaniel Chalobah and second-best throughout that first 45 minutes, Paul McGuinness’ side responded superbly after the break and goals from Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba – albeit sandwiching an against the run of play strike from Chelsea’s Bobby Devyne – were the least they deserved for an eye-catching and dominant second half performance that will give the Reds plenty of encouragement when they seek to overturn a one goal deficit at Old Trafford in ten days time.

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U18s: United 1 Liverpool 2 – Reds’ run ends as Merseysiders get revenge

Posted by nickogs20 on April 6, 2011


April 4th, 1.30pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United U18s 1-2 Liverpool U18s
Lawrence 32 Morgan 23
Massacci own goal 45

 
The U18s’ eight-match unbeaten run came to an end as Liverpool gained a measure of revenge for last month’s FA Youth Cup exit with a 2-1 win at Carrington.

A makeshift United side – featuring just two of the starting eleven from that thriller at Anfield – fell behind midway through the first half to a goal from Liverpool’s top scorer Adam Morgan, and while Tom Lawrence produced a fine equaliser ten minutes later, Paul McGuinness’ side found themselves in arrears again on the stroke of half-time through an own goal by the unfortunate Alberto Massacci. The visitors were good for their lead, and while United had their chances to snatch a point in the second half, Liverpool kept them at bay to record a deserved win.

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U18s: United 2 Sunderland 0 – Keane caps comeback with late clincher

Posted by nickogs20 on April 1, 2011


March 31st, 1.30pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Sunderland
Manchester United U18s 2-0 Sunderland U18s
Lawrence 62 (pen)
W.Keane 90

 
United’s U18s extended their impressive recent unbeaten run to eight games with victory over Academy League Group D title challengers Sunderland at a blustery Carrington.

The Black Cats came into the game in formidable form and look well-placed to qualify for the end of season national play-offs, but an under-strength United side – missing almost the entire XI likely to start in the upcoming FA Youth Cup semi-final with Chelsea – dealt superbly with both the conditions and the opposition to run out 2-0 winners.

The Reds shaded the majority of a scrappy game and finally converted that superiority into a ead just after the hour mark, Tom Lawrence converting from the penalty spot after Gyliano van Velzen was crudely brought down. With reigning MUFC Young Player of the Year Will Keane making his long-awaited return from injury and settling things with an injury-time tap-in, Paul McGuinness could reflect on another thoroughly satisfactory outing for his young team.

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U18s: United 2 Newcastle 1 – Reds grab win with late Giverin goal

Posted by nickogs20 on March 26, 2011


March 26th, 12.30pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Newcastle
Manchester United U18s 2-1 Newcastle United U18s
Cole 36 D.Taylor 41
Giverin 83

 
Just as their Reserve counterparts had done earlier in the week, Paul McGuinness’ U18’s dug deep to grind out a 2-1 win over Newcastle at Carrington.

The two sides went into the break level after the visitors’ Dan Taylor had cancelled out Larnell Cole’s stunning opener in the dying minutes of the half, and the Magpies looked the more likely to take all three points as they had much the better of the second 45. Heroics from goalkeeper Sam Johnstone helped to keep the Reds on level terms however, and it was United who snatched the win late on as substitute Luke Giverin popped up at the far post to finish off a flowing move and notch his first goal for the club.

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U18s: Derby 2 United 2 – Another pearler from Pogba as Reds draw at Derby

Posted by nickogs20 on March 21, 2011


Saturday March 19th 2010, 11am
Moor Farm Training Centre, Oakwood

Derby Man Utd
Derby County U18s 2-2 Manchester United U18s
Ball 1 Lawrence 40
Hendrick 56 Pogba 75

 
After last week’s Youth Cup thriller at Anfield, United’s U18s returned to league action and once again showed their resilience to come from behind twice and earn a point against Derby at Moor Farm.

The Reds found themselves behind in controversial circumstances inside the first minute when Callum Ball’s header was dubiously adjudged to have crossed the line, but Paul McGuinness’ side rallied to control the first half and draw level just before the break with a fine strike from Tom Lawrence. The second half followed a similar pattern, the hosts striking early through captain Jeff Hendrick before drawing level once more with a sensational strike from their own skipper Paul Pogba, and while there was still time left for United to push for the winner their play deserved, Derby held out to ensure the points were shared.

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Reds complete Slovakia stay with hard-fought draw

Posted by nickogs20 on October 31, 2010

United’s U18s completed their week-long training camp in Slovakia with a friendly against 1.FC Tatran Prešov, coming back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from substitutes James Wilson and Luke Giverin.

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U18s fall short in Slovak scrimmage

Posted by nickogs20 on October 29, 2010

With a three week gap between Premier Academy League fixtures, United’s U18s ventured abroad in midweek to take on the U19 side of Slovakian top flight club FK Dukla Banská Bystrica in a friendly, unfortunately finishing up on the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline.

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U18s: Stoke 0 United 4 – Class from Keane as Reds cruise past Potters

Posted by nickogs20 on October 10, 2010


October 9th 2010, 11am
Clayton Wood Training Ground, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke City Man Utd
Stoke City U18s 0-4 Manchester United U18s
W.Keane 14 (pen), 40
Cofie 36
Pogba 59

 
A first-half double from Will Keane helped United’s U18s extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight games with a convincing 4-0 win over Stoke City.

Making their first visit to the Potters’ newly-revamped Clayton Wood training complex, the Reds got off to a fine start as Keane netted from the spot to hand Paul McGuinness’ side an early lead. Leading scorer John Cofie grabbed the second goal ten minutes before the break, and with Keane netting a classy third just minutes later, United had all but secured the points by half-time. A brilliant long-range strike from Paul Pogba just before the hour mark made completely sure, the Frenchman’s third goal in as many games capping another fine win and sending the Reds top of Premier Academy League Group C.

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U18s: United 3 Blackburn 2 – Late Keane spot-kick clinches dramatic win

Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2010


October 2nd 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United U18s 3-2 Blackburn Rovers U18s
Morrison 28 MacLaren 4
Pogba 76 O’Connor 57
W.Keane 90+4 (pen)

 
Will Keane’s injury time penalty grabbed United all three points against Blackburn as a terrific game at Carrington ended in dramatic and controversial fashion.

United fell behind twice to goals by Jamie MacLaren and Anthony O’Connor but fought back each time, levelling through Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba to set up a tense finale. The Reds’ chances of securing a win looked to have disappeared after they had a clear penalty for a foul on John Cofie turned down in the final minute, but justice was done deep into time added on as Michele Fornasier’s volley was blocked by a hand and Keane stepped up to coolly send the keeper the wrong way with practically the last kick of the match.

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