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McCullough confirms United move

Posted by nickogs20 on June 29, 2010

Northern Ireland U17 captain Luke McCullough has confirmed that he has signed a two-year scholarship contract with United and will join up with the Reds for the imminent start of pre-season training.


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October’s Player of the Month: Will Keane

Posted by nickogs20 on November 11, 2009

Scorer of four goals for the academy (including a derby hattrick) and key part of a successful England U17 side, Will Keane breaks the Norwegian strangehold on our monthly award so far this season to earn the honour for October.


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International bright young things

Posted by nickogs20 on October 9, 2009

As large numbers of the senior squad head off on World Cup qualifying duty for the last time this cycle, there’s the usual slew of callups for the youngsters at United, including a surprising first Northern Ireland callup for English-born Joe Dudgeon. All the details after the jump…


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August’s Player of the Month: Joshua King

Posted by nickogs20 on September 6, 2009

Both the reserves and the academy have started the campaign brightly, offering up a number of potential recipients of our first seasonal award. Fittingly, the United Youth Player of the Month for August ’09 is someone who has made a big impact at both levels – step forward Josh King.


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United 2 Wigan 1: Anderson strikes to kickstart comeback

Posted by nickogs20 on September 3, 2009

September 3rd 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United Reserves 2-1 Wigan Athletic Reserves
Anderson 38 Cywka 17 (pen)
Eikrem 48

A comeback against Wigan was perhaps the highlight of last season for the Reserves, and while this wasn’t quite as dramatic as that epic 5-4 win, Ole Solskjaer’s side again overturned a deficit against the Latics this evening to maintain their unblemished start to the new campaign.

A clumsy challenge from Cameron Stewart enabled Tomas Cywka to hand the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, but United drew level five minutes before the break thanks to that rarest of things – an Anderson goal from open play. Second-half substitute Joshua King brilliantly set up fellow Norwegian Magnus Eikrem for what proved to be the winner, and only that irksome combination of fine goalkeeping and wayward finishing prevented the Reds from recording a more emphatic margin of victory.


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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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Altrincham 0 United 2: Tenants get one over on landlords again

Posted by nickogs20 on August 4, 2009

August 4th 2009, 7.45pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Altrincham Man Utd
Altrincham FC 0-2 Manchester United XI
Dudgeon 13
own goal 89

Australia’s cricketers may have escaped with a draw in the third Ashes test yesterday but there was no such luck for captain Ricky Ponting’s adopted football team at Moss Lane this evening, as Altrincham ultimately went down 2-0 to a United reserve side playing a rare away game at their usual home. A bumper crowd of 1772 guaranteed the hosts a useful payday and got to see a closely-contested game between the Blue Square Premier side and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United second string, who just about merited the victory earned by goals from Joe Dudgeon and the unfortunate James Smith, who put through his own net with a minute remaining.


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Trio sign pro forms, three more to follow

Posted by nickogs20 on July 6, 2009

Hot on the heels of Matt James, Oliver Gill and Scott Wootton signing professional contracts last Wednesday, three of their teammates are expected to do likewise in the next couple of days.


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Time to have your say…

Posted by nickogs20 on May 28, 2009

So that’s it… 2008/09 is in the history books. A great season for the reserve and academy sides at United, and indeed for young players at the club in general, with many making the step up to the first team and playing their part in another successful campaign. Over the next few weeks we’ll be reviewing the season here at United Youth in a number of ways and dishing out the inevitable awards, and on that latter point, we want your input.

On the sidebar to the right, you’ll notice a poll where you can vote for your academy player of the season, so… er, please do! Bear in mind that this award is for achievement and contributions with the Under-18 side, so while, say, Danny Welbeck has been academy eligible, almost all of his good work this season has been with the reserves or the first team, so he probably wouldn’t come into contention. You can still vote for him of course – we have picked out seven standout performers, but the ‘Other’ option is there for you to vote for anyone you like.

A quick word or two on our seven standouts:

Nicky Ajose
Top scorer for the U18s with 10 goals in just 17 starts.

Joe Dudgeon
Mr Consistency at left-back all year.

Matty James
Fantastic first half of the campaign saw him pick up six goals before being promoted to the reserves full-time.

Kiko Macheda
Made a major name for himself with his first-team exploits, but also found the net 8 times in 13 starts for the academy in the first half of the season.

Oliver Norwood
Played in 28 of a possible 29 games and scored nine goals from midfield. Inherited the captain’s armband from James.

Davide Petrucci
An extremely promising first season at the club, with 5 goals in 13 starts before injury cut his campaign short.

Scott Wootton
Only missed two games all season, a key part of one of the stingiest defences in academy football.

We’ll give you a few days to vote before running the next of the handful of polls we have lined up, and the results will be revealed along with our own awards in a few weeks time.

On a general note, thanks to everyone for reading the site all season, for contributing comments and for providing info, it’s all greatly appreciated and makes the effort worthwhile. As ever, any feedback, suggestions or comments are welcomed, be they about things you want to see covered or things we’ve covered already.

Obviously the close season gives everyone a chance to take a breather, and updates will naturally be more sporadic, but we’ll be continuing to cover everything relevant, from transfers to friendly announcements to international commitments, so keep checking back and you’ll not miss a thing. Summer means holidays, so there will be periods where we can’t update for a few days at a time, so please bear with us – we’ll endeavour to catch up with anything and everything that occurs while we’re away.

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Midfield maestro offered professional contract

Posted by nickogs20 on February 13, 2009

Erstwhile Under-18s skipper and recent reserve regular Matt James has been rewarded for his fine form at both levels this season with the offer of a two-year professional contract at United.


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