United Youth

Manchester United Reserves & Academy News

Posts Tagged ‘inverness caledonian thistle’

Released Evans gets SPL chance

Posted by nickogs20 on July 4, 2008

Just a couple of days after his Old Trafford contract expired, Sean Evans has landed himself a trial at Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Evans will spend a week with the Northern Scotland club, with ICT boss Craig Brewster saying “the plan is to have a look at the boy for a week and, at the same time, he can see what we are all about up here”.

ICT had Evans’ erstwhile team-mate Michael Barnes (also now a free agent) on trial last season and their interest in Evans stems from that, with the 20 year-old left-winger being recommended by (amongst others) Sir Alex Ferguson as someone who has what it takes to make the grade as a professional footballer. If Evans does earn himself a contract with Caley Thistle it is possible he will come up against another former team-mate and recent departure from United in the SPL this season – Ritchie Jones has this week had a medical at Hearts and looks set to sign for the Tynecastle outfit in the next couple of days. Meanwhile another of the released seven, Michael Lea, is expected to turn his informal fitness work with Scunthorpe United into an official trial period.

Posted in Alumni | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Where next for those moving on?

Posted by nickogs20 on June 7, 2008

For most United fans, all the focus now and over the next couple of months will understandably be on players coming in (or potentially coming in), but spare a thought for those leaving Old Trafford – in particular those leaving to an uncertain future. Several players are set to be released or not have their contracts renewed this summer, and while United do everything they can to ensure these players find another club, there are essentially only so many professional contracts up for grabs each year and there are an awful lots of players competing for them.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Academy News, Reserve News | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »