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Sir Alex’s show of faith in Amos – a double-edged sword?

Posted by nickogs20 on May 20, 2010

With Ben Foster joining Birmingham City this week for a fee mooted to be in the region of £6m, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he won’t be looking to sign a replacement, instead preferring to promote 20 year-old reserve goalkeeper Ben Amos to the first team squad.


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Reserves: United 0 City 2 – Title-winners’ treble dreams are dashed

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2010

April 22nd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United Reserves 0-2 Manchester City Reserves
Mak 77
Tutte 79

United may have got one over on their local rivals in dramatic fashion at Eastlands last weekend but the noisy neighbours got a small measure of revenge at reserve level as City deservedly beat Ole Solskjaer’s second string 2-0 at Moss Lane, ending the Reds’ hopes of a treble and prying the Manchester Senior Cup from their grasp after two successive triumphs.

Fresh from winning the reserve league without even playing on Tuesday, there was an element of ‘after the lord mayor’s show’ about United as they put in perhaps their worst performance of the season, Ben Foster comfortably the Reds’ best player as he was called upon to keep the cup holders in the game on numerous occasions. His stubborn resistance was ended by a cool finish from Robbie Mak thirteen minutes from time though and the Blues immediately nipped any thoughts of a United comeback in the bud when Andrew Tutte fired home from the edge of the box two minutes later to send City through to a cup final clash with Bolton Wanderers.


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Cobblers take Zieler on loan

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

United’s German keeper Ron-Robert Zieler has joined League One side Northampton Town on-loan until January.


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Second string disappoint in goalless opener

Posted by nickogs20 on September 18, 2008

Man Utd Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United Reserves 0-0 Blackburn Rovers Reserves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side had to settle for a point from their first league game of the season as several players failed to perform to the standard they had set for themselves in pre-season. United never really got going in an attacking sense and the visitors had the better chances in a game arguably most notable for another injury to Reds keeper Ben Foster.


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OGS rallies Reds fans as reserves get league campaign underway

Posted by nickogs20 on September 18, 2008

United’s reserves kick-off their 2008/09 FA Premier Reserve League North campaign this evening against Blackburn Rovers, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calling on United fans to turn out in numbers at the Marstons Arena over the course of the season in support of his exciting young team.


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First blood to the Reds as Drinkwater sinks Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on August 18, 2008

Manchester United Chelsea FC
MUFC Reserves 1-0 Chelsea Reserves

Drinkwater 59


A solitary second-half strike from the increasingly prolific Danny Drinkwater gave United victory in the first leg of this intriguing double-header between the reserve teams of the top two sides in the country, Chelsea’s second string giving Ole Solskjaer’s men by far their toughest match of pre-season so far in a hard-fought and engaging clash at the Marstons Arena.


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Heaton targeting United number one shirt

Posted by nickogs20 on June 14, 2008

Tom HeatonWith Edwin van der Sar showing no signs of slipping quietly into retirement and Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Foster already jostling for position in the queue behind him, the chances of a young keeper gatecrashing that three-way contest to seize the #1 shirt himself seem remote – but Tom Heaton doesn’t see it that way. The 22 year old got a taste of first-team action as a non-playing squad member for some key games last season – not least the Champions League Final in Moscow – and wants more of it. What’s more, he believes the season he is about to spend on loan at Cardiff City can be the perfect stepping stone towards that goal.

“It would mean everything to become Manchester United’s number one,” Heaton told the South Wales Echo. “As soon as I first signed and started to play for United at under-12 level that was the goal I set out to achieve. Nothing has changed since then. My move to Cardiff City is another step towards that target – and it is in the back of my mind all the time”.

The England U21 stopper will compete with former Blackburn and Villa keeper Peter Enckelman for the starting job at Ninian Park next season and is looking forward to it. “Cardiff have huge ambition to challenge for promotion next season and they play good football. They are two of the main reasons I was keen to sign. First and foremost my aim is to be number one. I need to be playing. After that, once the season gets going, it’s to push for promotion”.

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