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Contract conundrum for Gray

Posted by nickogs20 on April 7, 2010

It’s not often a young player has to give too much thought to whether to accept the offer of a new contract at Manchester United, but Reds defender David Gray finds himself torn between extending his stay at Old Trafford or continuing his fledgling career elsewhere.


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U18s: United 2 Crewe 2 – Clinical Keane earns Reds a deserve share of the spoils

Posted by nickogs20 on March 7, 2010

March 6th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Crewe
Manchester United U18s 2-2 Crewe Alexandra U18s
Ajose 4 Koral 17
W Keane 83 Oswell 62

A late equaliser from Will Keane salvaged a deserved point for United and kept the Reds on top of Academy League Group C after bogey side Crewe Alexandra had threatened to win at Carrington for the fourth season in a row.

Nicky Ajose’s fine early strike had got the Reds off to the perfect start but, in keeping with what was to be an open and end-to-end encounter, the visitors levelled twelve minutes later through Michael Koral. While United began to assert their dominance in the second half, it was the Railwaymen who took the lead via the head of Jason Oswell, and Paul McGuinness’ side had to rely on top scorer Keane to save the day with a typically cool finish seven minutes from time.


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Crewe 2 United 1: Under-18s are dominant but defeated as Pogba makes debut

Posted by nickogs20 on October 12, 2009

October 10th 2009, 11am
Gresty Road, Crewe

Crewe Man Utd
Crewe Alexandra U18s 2-1 Manchester United U18s
Oswell 48, 66 W. Keane 90

It’ll take some time for Paul McGuinness and his young charges to work out exactly how they contrived to lose at Gresty Road this morning. In essence the answer is a relatively simple one – they struggled to create genuine chances and couldn’t convert the ones they did engineer, while their opponents Crewe Alexandra had no such problems. Nonetheless, to lose a game after dominating possession and territory to the extent the Reds did today and still fall to defeat is a definite headscratcher.

United had by far the best of a scoreless first-half but were caught cold early in the second 45 as Crewe’s big #9 Jason Oswell glanced home a devilish cross, and while McGuinness’ side continued to dominate and probe for goals of their own, they were caught by another sucker punch with 25 minutes remaining as Oswell bagged his second in spectacular fashion. The young Reds battled on gamely but were frustrated by Crewe’s resolute backline and the excellent Daniel Platt in goal, only eventually making a breakthrough in injury time through Will Keane, whose tap-in was ultimately merely a consolation goal.


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Reds to run rule over Port Vale keeper

Posted by nickogs20 on October 9, 2009

18 year-old Port Vale goalkeeper Daniel Lloyd-Weston is to join United for a two-game trial.


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Crewe 2 United 3: Dream return for Galbraith as U18s return to winning ways

Posted by nickogs20 on March 7, 2009

Crewe Alexandra Man Utd
Crewe Alexandra U18s 2-3 Manchester United U18s
Titchiner 26, 62 Brandão 16
Tunnicliffe 50
Galbraith 85

After successive defeats to Manchester City and Stoke, United U18s re-found their form to pick up their eighth win in eleven away matches this season and avenge their loss to today’s opponents Crewe at Carrington back in October. The Reds left it late but undeniably deserved all three points at Alexandra Park, and the way in which they were secured was particularly pleasing, Danny Galbraith marking his return from hellish injury problems by scoring the winner five minutes from time. United had earlier taken the lead twice through goals from Evandro Brandão and Ryan Tunnicliffe, only to be pegged back both times by strikes from Crewe striker Alex Titchiner.


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Macheda magic in vain as U18s slump to first defeat

Posted by nickogs20 on October 4, 2008

Man Utd Crewe Alexandra
Manchester United U18 1-2 Crewe Alexandra U18
Macheda 89 Westwood 53
Stair 68

United’s U18s were brought back down to earth with a bang at Carrington this morning as their fine start to the season was stopped in its tracks by an impressive Crewe outfit who frustrated the Reds for long periods before grabbing two decisive goals on the break. Shoddy defending and a poor final ball were hallmarks of United’s play all game and a typically well-taken goal from substitute Kiko Macheda was too little too late for Paul McGuinness’ side.


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Next stop Carrington for the Railwaymen as United U18s look to stay on the right track

Posted by nickogs20 on October 3, 2008

Crewe AlexandraPaul McGuinness’ Academy side will be doing their utmost to ensure a superb start to the season doesn’t hit the buffers tomorrow when they entertain Crewe Alexandra at Carrington.


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U18’s confirmed in third place

Posted by nickogs20 on April 16, 2008

With just a handful of fixtures left to play in Academy Group C and only 8th place left to squabble over, United’s U18’s are confirmed as finishing in third place. The point secured in Newcastle left Crewe needing an 8-goal winning margin in their match at Derby to overhaul the young Reds, never a realistic ask and so it proved – a 4-0 victory the best they could manage.

The next football for the United Academy kids (barring participation in the upcoming reserve cup matches) will be in the BlueStars Youth Cup on April 30th/May 1st, where United are in a group with Villarreal, Partizan Belgrade, Grasshoppers Zurich and FC Basel. More on that nearer the time.

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