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Youth Cup: U18s set for Chelsea challenge

Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2011

United’s U18s take on Chelsea in the second leg of their FA Youth Cup semi-final at Old Trafford this evening, the tie finely poised after the Blues’ 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge 10 days ago.

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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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Youth Cup Semi-Final Preview: In Chelsea, Reds face formidable final-four foe

Posted by nickogs20 on April 9, 2011

With the first team fighting for silverware on three fronts and big games coming thick and fast, it’s easy to overlook the fact that it’s not just United’s senior side that look set for a thrilling (and hopefully trophy-laden) climax to the campaign. Warren Joyce’s reserves are in hot pursuit of a treble of their own, while United’s U18s are 180 minutes away from the FA Youth Cup final, with the first leg of their last four clash with Chelsea taking place at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.

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Reds youngster Weir in line for Victory Shield call-up

Posted by nickogs20 on October 24, 2010

United schoolboy James Weir looks set for inclusion in Kenny Swain’s England U16 squad for the upcoming Victory Shield clash with Northern Ireland.

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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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Reds line up reserve run-out against Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on July 5, 2010

On the same day United and Chelsea get the season underway with the traditional Wembley curtain-raiser, their respective reserve teams will be stepping up their preparations for the new campaign with a pre-season friendly at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.

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Reserve League revamped for 2010/11

Posted by nickogs20 on June 23, 2010

As mooted back in April, details have reached us of extensive changes to the format of the Barclays Premier Reserve League for the coming season.

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United, Chelsea and co. face the rap for poaching, but incompetent FA should come under scrutiny

Posted by nickogs20 on September 7, 2009

With the Kakuta and Pogba cases dominating the back pages in this internationally-induced slow news fortnight, United, Chelsea and their English peers are under fire from all directions once again for their recruitment of young players from abroad. While they may or may not have a case to answer legally and morally, there is a definite guilty party whose role in the piece has thus far barely been touched upon.

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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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United 2 Chelsea 3: Youth Cup heartbreak as young Reds shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

Man Utd Chelsea
Manchester United U18s 2-3 Chelsea U18s
Morrison 8 Kakuta 42
Welbeck 89 Nouble 45
Borini 84

 

After last year’s disappointing fourth round FA Youth Cup exit against Carlisle United, United’s U18s were desperate to mount a serious challenge for the trophy this season and to overcome a perilous third round draw that paired them with last year’s finalists Chelsea. The players and coaching staff will go to bed tonight (and will probably wake up tomorrow) wondering just how they will not be in the hat when the draw for the fourth round is made.

Missed chances and defensive lapses were the story of the night as a game United led through Ra’vel Morrison’s early goal and dominated for the first 42 minutes was spectacularly turned on its head by two Chelsea goals in three minutes before half-time. Those strikes (from Gäel Kakuta and Frank Nouble) left the Reds with a mountain to climb, one that eventually became unclimbable when Fabio Borini netted a killer third goal for the Blues on the counter attack. Danny Welbeck’s late effort gave the Reds hope but it wasn’t to be, and for the second straight season Paul McGuinness is left with the task of picking up the pieces after a desperately disappointing early exit from the Youth Cup.

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