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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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Loan Update: October 5

Posted by nickogs20 on October 6, 2010

International break it may be, but with eight United youngsters on loan in Leagues One and Two, there’s still something for Reds to keep an eye on at club level over the next fortnight – last night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy action for starters, which saw involvement for five of our loanees on what turned out to be quite a dramatic evening.

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Loan Update: October 2

Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2010

As far as senior debuts go, scoring late on to earn your side a point against the league leaders isn’t too shabby – especially if you’re a defender. Step forward Scott Wootton

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Loan Update: September 28

Posted by nickogs20 on September 29, 2010

An eye-catching cameo from Nick Ajose was the highlight as several loanees saw action on a full Tuesday night of Football League fixtures.

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Devlin makes Hartlepool loan switch

Posted by nickogs20 on September 28, 2010

Following in the recent footsteps of Ritchie de Laet and Nick Ajose, Reds keeper Conor Devlin has joined the current loan exodus from Old Trafford after finalising a month-long temporary move to League One side Hartlepool United.

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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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Young duo turn pro as Vermijl signing confirmed

Posted by nickogs20 on July 4, 2010

United have confirmed the signing of Belgian teenager Marnick Vermijl from Standard Liege and the award of professional contracts to goalkeeper Conor Devlin and striker John Cofie.

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McCullough confirms United move

Posted by nickogs20 on June 29, 2010

Northern Ireland U17 captain Luke McCullough has confirmed that he has signed a two-year scholarship contract with United and will join up with the Reds for the imminent start of pre-season training.

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U18s: United 1 Newcastle 1 – Reds pick up a point, but lose top spot

Posted by nickogs20 on March 16, 2010


March 13th 2010, 12pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Newcastle
Manchester United U18s 1-1 Newcastle United U18s
Pogba 27 McDermott 11

 
For the second week running United were held to a draw on home turf, Newcastle the opponents this time as the Reds again had to come back from a goal down just to earn a point.

Paul McGuinness’ side started strongly but gifted the Magpies the opening goal with little more than ten minutes played, some haphazard defending leaving Greg McDermott with a simple tap-in. Unperturbed, the Reds kept their heads and continued to look the more dangerous side going forward and got back on terms just before the half hour mark as Paul Pogba glanced home Ajose’s near post freekick. United should have built on that, Joshua King going closest with a fierce strike that rattled the bar, but the blustery conditions at Carrington took their toll on a game that fizzled out as it wore on, neither side really ever looking likely to grab a winner in a drab second half.

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Youth Cup: Blackburn 3 United 0 – Rovers send Reds crashing out

Posted by nickogs20 on January 30, 2010


January 28th 2010, 7pm
Ewood Park, Blackburn

Blackburn Man Utd
Blackburn Rovers U18s 3-0 Manchester United U18s
Lowe 38, 87
Hanley 69

 
 
High on confidence after six straight wins and impressive Youth Cup progress against Birmingham and Burnley, United’s U18s were brought crashing back down to earth at Ewood Park, as a 3-0 reverse saw them exit this year’s competition at the fifth round stage.

Whilst Blackburn were flattered somewhat by a scoreline that scarcely reflected a match that had been even and closely-fought for the most part, there’s no doubt that Rovers deserved to go through. The first goal was always going to be crucial, and it went to the hosts just before the break, Jason Lowe capitalising on some slack defending from a controversially-awarded corner. Paul McGuinness’ side fell further behind twenty minutes from time as Rovers skipper Grant Hanley doubled his side’s lead, and when Conor Devlin saved a late penalty only to see Lowe net the rebound, the Reds knew it wasn’t to be their day.

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