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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 kick off new campaign with Villa rematch

Posted by nickogs20 on July 15, 2010

The fixtures for the revamped FA Premier Reserve League have been released and United will get their campaign underway with a rematch against their beaten opponents in last season’s national play-off, Aston Villa.


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United and Villa face off for national crown

Posted by nickogs20 on May 2, 2010

While it looks unlikely that the Premier League trophy will be paraded around Old Trafford next weekend, United do have the chance to clinch one national title inside the famous old stadium tomorrow as the Reds meet Aston Villa in a Bank Holiday Monday clash to decide the Barclays Premier Reserve League champions.


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Ole eyes further prizes

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2010

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United reserve side may have been crowned champions of the Barclays Premier Reserve League North this week, but with two other trophies still in his sights, the Norwegian coach is already looking ahead to the next challenge.


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SAF hails title-winning Reserves as national playoff date is set

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson has taken time out from overseeing the first teams’ Premier League pursuit to offer congratulations to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Warren Joyce and the reserve team squad for the successful resolution of their own title challenge.


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North Stars – the Reserves are champions!

Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2010

United’s Reserves have been crowned champions of the Barclays Premier Reserve League North for the first time in four years after title rivals Liverpool slipped to a late defeat against Everton.


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United sign Addicks youngster McGinty

Posted by nickogs20 on July 3, 2009

Sir Alex Ferguson appears to have won the race to clinch the signature of Charlton Athletic’s promising Republic of Ireland Under-17 defender Sean McGinty.


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Kiko Macheda – Instant Stretford End hero

Posted by nickogs20 on April 5, 2009

12 months ago to the day, Federico Macheda was scoring the opener in a 1-1 draw for United’s Under-18s in the illustrious surroundings of Sheffield United’s Shirecliffe academy complex. A year on, in front of over 75,000 fans at Old Trafford, the 17 year-old Roman has just lived every Red’s dream.


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Released U16’s get Villa chance

Posted by nickogs20 on May 29, 2008

After the blow of not being offered scholarships at United earlier this year, Jason Lampkin and Tomos Roberts have landed on their feet somewhat by securing apprenticeships at another Premier League club, Aston Villa. England U16 midfielder Lampkin has spent the last couple of months on trial with a number of top-flight clubs following his surprising release by United, and despite strong (and widely publicised) interest from Blackburn Rovers, the lad from Hawarden opted to sign with Villa, a club with an excellent recent track record in bringing through youngsters to the first-team squad. Speaking to the Flintshire Chronicle, Lampkin’s father Mark said “There are plenty of players who have come from Villa’s academy and are now playing in the first team, and some of the younger players who have not quite made the breakthrough into the first team have been given squad numbers, which is encouraging”.

Lampkin will be joined at the Villa academy by former United U16 team-mate and friend Tomos Roberts. The Denbigh-born Welsh international left-back has had a similar last few months out on trial with various clubs and Villa again have got the nod. Both players will move into digs in Birmingham after finishing their GCSE’s this summer. Another former U16 player released earlier this year, keeper Niki-Lee Bulmer, has already secured a scholarship at Queens Park Rangers. All three players have plenty of potential, best of luck to them in the future.

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