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No surprises as Reds release five

Posted by nickogs20 on June 24, 2010

United have confirmed that Febian Brandy, Tom Heaton, Sam Hewson, Scott Moffatt and Ron-Robert Zieler will be leaving the club upon the expiry of their contracts next week.


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Academy Semi-Final Preview: Last Time Out

Posted by nickogs20 on May 6, 2010

With the regional structure of academy football in England it’s not often that United and Arsenal meet at this level, and indeed you have to go back to April 2007 for the last encounter between the two sides. It was quite some game though…


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Reserves: United 0 City 2 – Title-winners’ treble dreams are dashed

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2010

April 22nd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United Reserves 0-2 Manchester City Reserves
Mak 77
Tutte 79

United may have got one over on their local rivals in dramatic fashion at Eastlands last weekend but the noisy neighbours got a small measure of revenge at reserve level as City deservedly beat Ole Solskjaer’s second string 2-0 at Moss Lane, ending the Reds’ hopes of a treble and prying the Manchester Senior Cup from their grasp after two successive triumphs.

Fresh from winning the reserve league without even playing on Tuesday, there was an element of ‘after the lord mayor’s show’ about United as they put in perhaps their worst performance of the season, Ben Foster comfortably the Reds’ best player as he was called upon to keep the cup holders in the game on numerous occasions. His stubborn resistance was ended by a cool finish from Robbie Mak thirteen minutes from time though and the Blues immediately nipped any thoughts of a United comeback in the bud when Andrew Tutte fired home from the edge of the box two minutes later to send City through to a cup final clash with Bolton Wanderers.


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Reserves: United 1 Liverpool 0 – Gabby’s golden goal puts Reds on the brink of glory

Posted by nickogs20 on April 14, 2010

April 13th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United Reserves 1-0 Liverpool Reserves
Obertan 44

United are within touching distance of the Barclays Premier Reserve League North title after Gabriel Obertan’s glorious first-half strike clinched a 1-0 win over nearest challengers Liverpool.

With the Merseysiders trailing United by six points but having two games in hand heading into the game at Moss Lane, this meeting of fierce North West rivals was understandably billed as a title decider and was every bit as cagey and close-fought as you would expect from such an encounter. It took a stunning effort from Obertan on the brink of half-time to divide the two teams, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were good value for their win and now need just four points from their final two league games to clinch a first Northern section title in four years.


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City 1 United 0: Reds surrender top spot with derby defeat

Posted by nickogs20 on November 6, 2009

November 3rd 2009, 7pm
Regional Athletics Arena, Manchester

Man City Man Utd
Manchester City Reserves 1-0 Manchester United Reserves
Nimely 20

As the first-team played out an entertaining and eventful Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, an altogether more dour and unmemorable encounter over the other side of Manchester saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side fall to a second league defeat of the season at the hands of City, ceding top spot in the northern section to Liverpool in the process.

A strong start by the hosts brought reward after 20 minutes in the form of a fine strike from their England U20 forward Alex Nimely, and in truth United were fortunate to only be the one goal behind at the break. Looking to get back on terms in the second half, their task was made all the more difficult as substitute Scott Wootton saw red just three minutes after being introduced, and while the Reds produced their best football of the game despite being a man short, they were unable to find a way back into the game.


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United 3 Blackburn 0: Reserves outclass Rovers to regain top spot

Posted by nickogs20 on October 23, 2009

October 22nd 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United Reserves 3-0 Blackburn Rovers Reserves
Eikrem 18
Brandy 80
Tošić 90+1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reserves kept up their 100% home record and moved back to the summit of the Premier Reserve League North this evening by defeating their Blackburn Rovers counterparts 3-0 at Moss Lane.

United were good value for the win, but were made to wait until the final ten minutes of the game to clinch all three points and give the scoreline some gloss. Magnus Eikrem’s superb 18th minute freekick had given the Reds an early lead, but despite proceeding to dominate the remainder of the match, it wasn’t until Febian Brandy rose highest to head home a Zoran Tošić corner on 80 minutes that the points were made safe. Tošić then rounded things off nicely with a well-struck effort from 20 yards inside injury time.


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Oldham 0 United 3: Obertan makes Reds debut in MSC stroll

Posted by nickogs20 on October 13, 2009

October 12th 2009, 7pm
Ewen Fields, Hyde

Oldham Man Utd
Oldham Athletic Reserves 0-3 Manchester United Reserves
Brandy 21
Hewson 22
King 90+2

It would be fair to say United’s defence of the Manchester Senior Cup hasn’t been unduly challenging so far. Resounding 5-0 victors in the opening round-robin match against Bury, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it two from two at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground tonight with a comfortable 3-0 win over a game but ultimately outclassed Oldham Athletic.

The result was never in doubt once the Reds netted twice in as many minutes midway through the first half through Febian Brandy and Sam Hewson, and substitute Joshua King added some gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time at the end of the game with a fine goal on the counter attack. Further plus points for those of a United persuasion came in the form of the comebacks from injury of Rafael da Silva and summer signing Gabriel Obertan, who made his first appearance in the red shirt.


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International roundup (11/12 August): Tošić at the double; Brandy/Cleverley stake claims for U20 World Cup; trio make U21 debuts

Posted by nickogs20 on August 14, 2009

The much-maligned early season international fixtures may frustrate and worry club managers and fans alike, but they do offer a valuable opportunity for a number of young players across the continent and the globe to take the first steps towards establishing themselves in various age-group national teams for the long season ahead. World Cups at senior and youth level, the annual European finals at U19 and U17 level, another round of Euro U21 qualification – it all starts again here, and unsurprisingly there was plenty of United involvement over the past couple of days.


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More silverware for the Reds as reserves win the Wout van Overdam tournament

Posted by nickogs20 on August 9, 2009

Hot on the heels of Paul McGuinness and his academy side bringing the Northern Ireland Milk Cup back to Manchester last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the United second string will also have some silverware amongst the hand luggage when they return from their mini-tour of the Netherlands and Belgium after clinching the Wout van Overdam tournament yesterday in terrific style.


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Katwijk 1 United 4: Stopper turns striker as reserves go Dutch

Posted by nickogs20 on August 7, 2009

August 6th 2009, 7.30pm
De Krom, Katwijk (Netherlands)

Katwijk Man Utd
vv Katwijk 1-4 Manchester United XI
Blonk 21 Dudgeon 46
Brandy 59
James 61
Heaton 75

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side got the continental leg of their pre-season campaign off to a winning start last night against Dutch Hoofdklasse side vv Katwijk, recovering from a 1-0 deficit at half-time to ultimately record a comfortable 4-1 victory at De Krom thanks to second-half strikes from Joe Dudgeon, Febian Brandy, Matt James and sub goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who was pressed into action as an emergency centre-forward in the closing stages.


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