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International Roundup

Posted by nickogs20 on October 18, 2008

13 players on duty, U19 qualifiers, U21 play-offs, senior internationals, future call-ups, goalscorers, injury victims – there’s a whole lot of news to catch up on regarding our youngsters on national team duty.


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Young Reds’ Carling Cup star turn marred by Rodrigo injury

Posted by nickogs20 on September 24, 2008

A youthful United side containing a number of full debutants was hugely impressive in overcoming a full-strength Middlesbrough 3-1 in the Carling Cup at Old Trafford last night, but the performance and result were overshadowed by a horror tackle on Rodrigo Possebon by Boro skipper Emanuel Pogatetz that put the Brazilian midfielder in hospital.


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Never-say-die Reds mount late fightback to earn share of the spoils against Chelsea (Video highlights included)

Posted by nickogs20 on August 26, 2008

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Chelsea Reserves 2-2 MUFC Reserves

Mellis 32 Fábio 77
Sinclair 45 Gibson (pen) 90+3


Further evidence of the spirit new Reserve boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have instilled in his squad was on display at Cobham this afternoon as a long-range thunderbolt from Fábio da Silva and a late late Darron Gibson penalty rescued a draw for the Reds from a game in which they had been distinctly second-best to a strong Chelsea side for long periods.


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Youngsters steal the show as Sir Alex gets one over on Ferguson Jnr

Posted by nickogs20 on August 5, 2008

The United side named to face Peterborough at London Road last night included international stars and household names Rio Ferdinand, Carlos Tévez, Nani, Patrice Evra and Wes Brown, and yet it was a number of players whom the majority of spectators would have been much less familiar with that caught the eye and earned the plaudits in the Reds’ 2-0 win.


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Young trio make the most of first-team bow

Posted by nickogs20 on July 27, 2008

As United’s pre-season preparations clicked up a gear with their 4-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs, the part the current crop of youngsters on tour played didn’t go unnoticed by those watching, not least their manager Sir Alex Ferguson.


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McLeish plotting Old Trafford loan raid

Posted by nickogs20 on June 18, 2008

Alex McLeishBirmingham City boss Alex McLeish is facing up to a season in the Championship, and one of his first ports of call when looking for the players to get his side back into the top flight looks set to be his managerial mentor Sir Alex Ferguson. McLeish was a key player in Fergie’s successful Aberdeen side in the early 80’s and has hinted he’ll be looking to acquire some of his former boss’ most promising youngsters on a temporary basis to aid Birmingham’s promotion bid.

The former Rangers and Scotland manager told Sky Sports “I talk with Sir Alex now and again, including about the possibility of loan players when the time comes. The loan system is there and, with it being there, you’ve got to use it.”

Birmingham have taken a number of youngsters on loan from Arsenal in recent seasons, but it seems their attention may now be turning the Champions’ way. So which players are likely to crop up in conversation between the two Alex’s as potential loanees? I’m far from an expert on Birmingham’s player needs but defence and midfield look like the areas most in need of strengthening. Craig Cathcart’s disrupted campaign last year might make him a bit too much of a risk for a promotion-seeking Championship club but he’s a long shot, as fellow defenders James Chester and Richard Eckersley would be. Danny Simpson would probably be the most likely defensive candidate, but that would depend on our own transfer activity this summer.

It’s in the middle of the park where United probably have more players that would interest McLeish. Darron Gibson and Lee Martin are coming off Championship loan spells where they’ve shown promise but are still yet to fully prove themselves – this might be the opportunity. Chris Eagles comes into the equation for similar reasons. Don’t rule out someone like Sam Hewson or maybe even Rodrigo Possebon either – both are at that level where reserve football probably isn’t enough of a challenge any longer.

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Loan and International Roundup – May 3-4

Posted by nickogs20 on May 6, 2008

copyright www.swanseacity.premiumtv.co.ukAs Febian Brandy crowns his League One title-winning loan spell with the winning goal in Swansea’s final game at Brighton, it’s disappointment all round on final day for United’s Championship contingent… Read the rest of this entry »

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Loan Roundup – April 26-27

Posted by nickogs20 on April 29, 2008

With three having helped steer their sides clear of the threat of relegation and another having already celebrated clinching the League One title, this past weekend was all about our other four loanees’ continuing pursuit of promotion to the Premier League.

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Loan Roundup – April 19-22

Posted by nickogs20 on April 24, 2008

Darron Gibson (c/o eurosport)

Irish midfield powerhouse Darron Gibson was the only one of United’s loanees to taste victory this week…

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Loan Roundup – April 12-15

Posted by nickogs20 on April 18, 2008

Fraizer Campbell (picture c/o www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk)

An extended loan roundup this week as two of our Championship loanees play Saturday-Tuesday after their week off due to the FA Cup Semis…

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