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Tranmere 1 United XI 1: Honours even after Lingard leveller

Posted by nickogs20 on July 28, 2011

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Wednesday July 27th 2011, 7.30pm
Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Tranmere Man Utd
Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Manchester United XI
McChrystal 4 Lingard 34

 
United’s reserves continued their hectic pre-season programme with a creditable – if somewhat dour – 1-1 draw against League One Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

The hosts took an early lead through Mark McChrystal but Jesse Lingard’s strike brought the Reds level before half-time. With Warren Joyce’s side playing their third game in four days, fatigue was an obvious factor as an uneventful second 45 largely passed both teams by and the game drifted towards an always-inevitable draw.

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Ayr Utd 0 United XI 1: Norwood nets winner in second leg of Scottish double-header

Posted by nickogs20 on July 26, 2011

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Monday July 25th 2011, 7.30pm
Somerset Park, Ayr

Ayr United Man Utd
Ayr United 0-1 Manchester United XI
Norwood 54

 
Oliver Norwood capped off a worthwhile visit to Scotland for United’s Reserves with a sublime curling effort to beat a competitive Ayr United side 1-0 at Somerset Park.

After beating Spartans 7-1 twenty-four hours earlier, there where high hopes for more goals from a United side that contained experienced first team players Darron Gibson and Tomasz Kuszczak. However, Norwood’s goal on 54 minutes was all that separated the two sides.

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Reserves: United 3 Wigan 1 – Bébé bags brilliant brace

Posted by nickogs20 on November 18, 2010


November 18th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Wigan
Manchester United Reserves 3-1 Wigan Athletic Reserves
Bébé 4, 57 Sunday 65
W Keane 45 (pen)

 
Two terrific goals from Portuguese winger Bébé helped United’s second string extend their unbeaten run to six games, the Reds running out comfortable 3-1 winners over Wigan Athletic at Moss Lane.

The summer signing from Vitória Guimarães struck early on with a fierce effort into the top corner before producing an even better goal just before the hour mark, his stunning angled volley arrowing and dipping past a helpless Lee Nicholls in the Latics goal. In between Will Keane had stroked home a penalty on the brink of half-time, all of which rendered Ivan Sunday’s header with twenty-five minutes remaining no more than a consolation.

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Reserves: Bolton 1 United 3 – Reds return to action with impressive win

Posted by nickogs20 on November 2, 2010


November 2nd 2010, 7pm
County Ground, Leyland

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers Reserves 1-3 Manchester United Reserves
Blakeman 32 W Keane 37
Stewart 69
Thorpe 76

 
United’s second string returned from a month without a game to record their first league win of the season, coming back from a goal down to beat Bolton in terrible conditions at the County Ground.

An experienced Trotters XI featuring a number of first team squad members took the lead through Adam Blakeman just after the half-hour mark, but Will Keane provided an almost instant response for the Reds before second-half strikes from Cameron Stewart and Tom Thorpe secured all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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Reserves: Blackburn 2 United 2 – Eikrem strikes late to snatch a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 27, 2010


September 27th 2010, 7pm
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh

Blackburn Man Utd
Blackburn Rovers Reserves 2-2 Manchester United Reserves
Roberts Brady 34 (pen)
Hoilett 73 (pen) Eikrem 90+4

 
For the third consecutive day a United side drew 2-2, Magnus Eikrem’s late late strike earning United’s reserves a deserved share of the points against a strong Blackburn XI at Leigh Sports Village.

A largely disappointing game sprung to life ten minutes before the break as Robbie Brady converted a penalty won by Ravel Morrison, with Rovers keeper Frankie Fielding keeping his side in the game with a series of fine saves thereafter. The hosts weathered that storm and turned things around in the second half, a goal apiece from strike pairing Jason Roberts and David Hoilett – the latter from the spot – giving Blackburn a lead they looked like holding onto until Reds skipper Eikrem popped up in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a brilliant equaliser, just reward for a youthful United side that more than matched their more experienced opposition.

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Reserves: United 4 Bolton 0 – Magnificent Magnus proves a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 23, 2010


September 23rd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United Reserves 4-0 Bolton Wanderers Reserves
Ajose 63, 69, 79
Cofie 90

 
United’s 100% record in this season’s Manchester Senior Cup continued as Nick Ajose’s quickfire second-half hattrick fired the Reds to a comfortable win over Bolton Wanderers at Moss Lane.

After a dour first forty-five minutes Ole Solskjaer’s side cut loose after the break, inspired by a magical display of playmaking from Magnus Eikrem, who was an architect in all four goals. United blew the visitors away in a 16-minute spell as Ajose continued his impressive season so far with a fine display of finishing and a first reserve treble, the equally prolific John Cofie completing the rout in injury time as he grabbed what has this season become his almost obligatory goal.

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Reserves: Bury 1 United 5 – Shakers shaken as Reds fire five

Posted by nickogs20 on September 20, 2010


September 20th 2010, 7pm
Gigg Lane, Bury

Bury Man Utd
Bury Reserves 1-5 Manchester United Reserves
Carlton 38 Brady 29, 34
Vermijl 59
Cofie 75
Tunnicliffe 81

 
United’s Reserves cruised into the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup with a convincing 5-1 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side responded to their heavy defeat at the hands of Aston Villa last week in ideal fashion, dishing out a thrashing of their own to set up a last eight clash with Oldham Athletic. Robbie Brady set the Reds on their way with a quickfire double midway through the first half, and while a mistake from Reece Brown allowed the Shakers to pull a goal back before half-time, United moved up a gear after the break and ran away with the tie, adding further goals through Marnick Vermijl, John Cofie and Ryan Tunnicliffe.

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Reserves: United 1 Villa 4: Brilliant Bannan ruins Bebé’s big day out

Posted by nickogs20 on September 17, 2010


September 16th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Villa
Manchester United Reserves 1-4 Aston Villa Reserves
Ajose 78 Bannan 6, 43, 90 (pen)
Clark 37

 
The spotlight was firmly on Bebé as United got their league campaign underway, but it was Villa who took the points and their Scotland U21 midfielder Barry Bannan who grabbed the headlines as the visitors avenged their penalty shoot-out defeat in last season’s Premier Reserve League national play-off with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Moss Lane.

Bannan struck twice in the first half, a superb early free-kick and audacious 43rd minute chip sandwiching an assist for defender Ciaran Clark as the Villans took a commanding lead into the interval. United improved after the break and substitute Nick Ajose gave the Reds a glimmer of hope with just over ten minutes remaining, but Bannan secured the victory and possession of the match ball from the penalty spot after a Villa counter-attack ended with Nathan Delfouneso tumbling under Oliver Gill’s challenge.

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Reserves: United 2 Stockport 0 – Red-hot Cofie kills off County

Posted by nickogs20 on September 9, 2010


September 9th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Stockport
Manchester United Reserves 2-0 Stockport County Reserves
W.Keane 27 (pen)
Cofie 74

 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side continued their flawless start to the new campaign, comfortably beating Stockport County at Moss Lane to make it three wins from three in the Manchester Senior Cup.

United dominated proceedings from the outset, and Will Keane opened the scoring midway through the first half from the penalty spot. Despite the Reds creating numerous chances, a combination of some wayward finishing, intervention from the woodwork and heroics from Hatters’ keeper Owain Fon Williams kept the visitors in the game deep into the second half, the three points only really being secured when sub John Cofie struck his first goal for the reserves with quarter of an hour remaining,

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Reserves: Oldham 1 United 2 – Rio returns as Kiko hits clincher

Posted by nickogs20 on September 1, 2010


September 1st 2010, 7.30pm
Bower Fold, Stalybridge

oldham Man Utd
Oldham Athletic Reserves 1-2 Manchester United Reserves
Jacobson 47 Ajose 49
Macheda 76

 
United’s reserves made it two wins from two in this year’s Manchester Senior Cup with a hard-fought win over Oldham Athletic.

While the performance left something to be desired, there was lots to be pleased about in the form of fine goals from Nicky Ajose and Federico Macheda, yet another comeback victory and important stepping stones on the road back to full fitness for Anderson, Wes Brown and, most notably, Rio Ferdinand, who completed 45 minutes on his comeback from the knee injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

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