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Galbraith handed Hibs chance

Posted by nickogs20 on July 3, 2009

Daniel Galbraith has joined Hibernian of the SPL after being released by United this summer.

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United 0 Sheff Utd 0: U18s draw blank against Blades

Posted by nickogs20 on March 21, 2009

Man Utd Sheffield Utd
Manchester United U18s 0-0 Sheffield United U18s

 
On a misty, murky morning at Carrington, these two sides served up a match in keeping with the conditions as United huffed and puffed but never really came near blowing the Sheffield United house down. With the Blades content to play on the break and increasingly happy to settle for a point as the match wore on, the Reds saw the vast majority of the possession but couldn’t break down the massed ranks in defence for the visitors. As it turned out, it was Sheffield United who came closest to troubling the scorers when Joe Smith’s shot a minute into the second half crashed against the crossbar.

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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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BlueStars Day 2

Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2008

An early start for the Reds on the second day of the 2008 BlueStars, with tournament form team FC Basel the opponents at 10am this morning. The Swiss side took an early lead through striker Halimi and, despite sturdy United resistance for long periods, eventually won 3-0 (Halimi netting all three in the end), securing their place in the final game. United were left needing a win in their final group game to qualify for the 3rd/4th place playoff. The lineup vs Basel:
 

UNITED

Zieler
C Evans – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley
Gray – Cleverley – Hewson – James – Stewart
Macheda

Subs: Norwood (for Hewson 30), King (for Stewart 35)
Booked: Eckersley

That final group game was against Partizan Belgrade of Serbia, whose previous results included a 6-0 thrashing of Villarreal. A close, tense encounter was eventually decided in United’s favour by two goals in the five minutes before half-time from captain Sam Hewson and Daniel Galbraith.

UNITED

Amos
Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley
Eikrem – Cleverley – Possebon – Hewson – Galbraith
Macheda

Sub: King (for Eikrem)
Scorers: Hewson 15, Galbraith 20
Booked: Eckersley (suspended for next game)

And that result was indeed good enough to send the Reds through to the 3rd/4th place playoff (click here for the final group table), where they faced Germany’s Hamburg. It was another tight affair between two evenly-matched teams, and it took an inspired substitution from the management team of Jim Ryan and Paul McGuinness to swing the tie decisively United’s way. Norwegian schoolboy Joshua King was summoned from the bench with five minutes remaining to replace countryman Magnus Eikrem, and his first act was to poke home a predatory winner within a matter of seconds. 1-0 it finished, securing United a more-than-creditable third place finish.

UNITED

Zieler
Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Cleverley
Eikrem – Evans – Possebon – Hewson – Galbraith
Macheda

Subs: Norwood (for Possebon 21), King (for Eikrem 35)
Scorer: King 35

In addition to the encouraging third-place finish, United also came away with the Fair Play Trophy – the BlueStars tournament places a heavy emphasis on this aspect of football and the Fair Play Trophy is awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

– Number of points in fair play ranking (1 per booking, 3 for an ‘indirect’ red card (i.e. two bookings), 4 per direct red card)
– General impression of the team delegation’s behaviour on and off the pitch.
– Sporting behaviour of the team on the principle of “fair and successful“, i.e. higher-placed teams with a low number of points in the fair play ranking will be classified higher.

The United lads picked up just three yellow cards in their five games (two for Richard Eckersley and one for Federico Macheda) and obviously represented the football club brilliantly on and off the field throughout the two days – something that will please the coaching staff every bit as much as the performances and third-place finish.

For reference, the full United party for the tournament (with squad numbers) was as follows:

1 Ron-Robert Zieler, 2 David Gray, 3 Richard Eckersley, 4 James Chester, 5 Craig Cathcart, 6 Sam Hewson (captain), 7 Tom Cleverley, 8 Rodrigo Possebon, 9 Federico Macheda, 10 Daniel Drinkwater, 11 Daniel Galbraith, 12 Cameron Stewart, 13 Ben Amos, 14 Matthew James, 15 Joshua King, 16 Magnus Eikrem, 17 Corry Evans, 18 Oliver Norwood

Back row (l-r): James, Eikrem, Cathcart, Chester, King, Rodrigo, Hewson, Macheda, Amos
Front row (l-r): Cleverley, Norwood, Stewart, Zieler, Evans, Gray, Galbraith, Eckersley

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BlueStars Day 1

Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2008

A United under-20 squad featuring a mixture of reserve and academy players kicked off their campaign in the 2008 BlueStars FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with games against Swiss side Grasshoppers Zurich and Villarreal of Spain. The Reds got off to a flying start in their mid-afternoon opener against Grasshoppers, running out 4-0 winners with goals from Federico Macheda, Sam Hewson (from the penalty spot), Daniel Galbraith and Joshua King. Ron-Robert Zieler also saved a second half penalty. The team lined up as follows:

UNITED

Zieler
Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley
Eikrem – Cleverley – Possebon – Hewson – Galbraith
Macheda

Sub: King (for Macheda), James (for Hewson), Evans (for Possebon)
Scorers: Macheda 2, Hewson (pen) 6, Galbraith 25, King 35
Booked: Macheda

United’s next game was an early evening kick-off against Villarreal, who had earlier lost heavily at the hands of Partizan Belgrade. Any thoughts of this being a straightforward fixture were misplaced however, as the Spanish outfit edged a close game 1-0. United lined up as below:

UNITED

Amos
Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley
Eikrem – Cleverley – Possebon – Hewson – Galbraith
Macheda

Sub: King (for Eikrem)

United have two more group games tomorrow, facing current group leaders FC Basel at 10am and then Partizan Belgrade at 11.40am. They will then play-off against the team in the same position in the other group to decide overall placings (i.e. the two group winners will face each other to decide 1st/2nd, the two runners-up for 3rd/4th and so on). FYI, games are 40 minutes long (2 x 20 minute halves) apart from the final which will be 25 minutes each way.

Further information is available at the official tournament site.

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