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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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Reds name provisional Milk Cup squad

Posted by nickogs20 on July 13, 2010

With just under a fortnight until United launch their bid for a third straight Northern Ireland Milk Cup success, we can reveal the provisional 18-man squad that Paul McGuinness will have at his disposal when the Reds kick off their campaign against County Tyrone on July 26.


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Injuries threaten Youth Cup bid

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2009

With the Reds’ Youth Cup third round tie with Birmingham City just a fortnight away, the pool of available players for Paul McGuinness to choose from for that match seems to be dwindling by the day.


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United 3 City 0: Keane treble ends Reds’ mini-derby hoodoo

Posted by nickogs20 on October 17, 2009

October 17th 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United U18s 3-0 Manchester City U18s
W Keane 4, 27, 42

After four successive defeats to their cross-city rivals and three games without a win in the Academy League this season, United put a convincing end to both of those unwanted sequences at Carrington this morning with a 3-0 win over City, all the damage being done by the left foot of Will Keane, who made it four goals in two games with a clinical first-half hattrick.

After a frustrating start to the season in front of goal, Keane grabbed United’s consolation in injury time at Crewe last week and that seems to have got him up and running. The Stockport-born forward gave the Reds the lead inside four minutes, tucking home a loose ball in predatory fashion, before repeating the trick just before the half-hour mark, both times via unknowing assists from Ryan Tunnicliffe. Some fine work from Robbie Brady on the left and a crisp volleyed finish gave the 16 year-old and his side a decisive third goal just before the break, and Paul McGuinness’ side cruised through the second half largely untroubled to record a welcome derby victory.


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Pogba finally free to play

Posted by nickogs20 on October 9, 2009

One of the year’s most drawn-out and bitter transfer wrangles has moved one step closer to being finally sorted out after FIFA this week authorised the FA to register Paul Pogba as a Manchester United player, effective immediately.


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Northern Ireland Milk Cup 2009: A Preview

Posted by nickogs20 on July 26, 2009

Tomorrow marks the start of the 2009 edition of the Northern Ireland Milk Cup, with United’s U17s bidding to defend the Premier section trophy they won so impressively last season and a trio of Reds representing Northern Ireland as they bid for glory in the Elite section. Read on for all the details about the forthcoming five days of action…


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Rossi, Macheda, Petrucci….. now Massacci?

Posted by nickogs20 on July 3, 2009

In what appears to be becoming an annual event, United have seemingly secured the services of another promising Italian youngster – this time 16 year-old defender Alberto Massacci from Empoli.


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