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U18s: Bolton 1 United 0 – Sampson strike sinks Reds

Posted by nickogs20 on January 30, 2011


January 28th 2010, 11am
Lostock Hall Farm, Bolton

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers U18s 1-0 Manchester United U18s
Sampson 66

 
United’s academy side slumped to a disappointing away defeat as Bolton’s youngsters proved too strong on a wintry morning at Lostock Hall Farm.

The Reds had their chances and struck the crossbar twice, but a physically imposing Wanderers side generally held the upper hand throughout and Jack Sampson’s deflected effort in the second half was enough to give them a deserved win and complete a rare league double over Paul McGuinness’ team.

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U18s: Stoke 0 United 4 – Class from Keane as Reds cruise past Potters

Posted by nickogs20 on October 10, 2010


October 9th 2010, 11am
Clayton Wood Training Ground, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke City Man Utd
Stoke City U18s 0-4 Manchester United U18s
W.Keane 14 (pen), 40
Cofie 36
Pogba 59

 
A first-half double from Will Keane helped United’s U18s extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight games with a convincing 4-0 win over Stoke City.

Making their first visit to the Potters’ newly-revamped Clayton Wood training complex, the Reds got off to a fine start as Keane netted from the spot to hand Paul McGuinness’ side an early lead. Leading scorer John Cofie grabbed the second goal ten minutes before the break, and with Keane netting a classy third just minutes later, United had all but secured the points by half-time. A brilliant long-range strike from Paul Pogba just before the hour mark made completely sure, the Frenchman’s third goal in as many games capping another fine win and sending the Reds top of Premier Academy League Group C.

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September in Review: Eikrem takes Player of the Month honours

Posted by nickogs20 on October 5, 2010

It’s been another impressive month for United’s youngsters across all levels, leaving us with a tough decision when picking September’s star man. While a couple of players have made compelling cases with their goalscoring exploits, we’ve gone for a man who’s predominantly a creator – the reserves’ captain and playmaking midfield maestro Magnus Eikrem.

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U18s: City 2 United 2 – Reds rue missed opportunity as City snatch a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 26, 2010


September 25th 2010, 11am
Platt Lane, Manchester

Manchester Man Utd
Manchester City U18s 2-2 Manchester United U18s
Bunn 2, 80 Pogba 23
Cofie 50

 
Seemingly following the first team’s lead this season, for a third consecutive week United’s U18s let a winning position slip as a late equaliser secured City a 2-2 draw at Platt Lane.

The Blues had taken an early lead through prolific striker Harry Bunn, but United turned the game on its head with goals from Paul Pogba and John Cofie and thoroughly dominated the game for long spells either side of half-time. The Reds’ failure to add a decisive third goal while in the ascendancy always looked like it could be costly though, and so it proved as Bunn grabbed his and City’s second ten minutes from time to earn the hosts a somewhat fortuitous point.

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Reserves: United 4 Bolton 0 – Magnificent Magnus proves a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 23, 2010


September 23rd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United Reserves 4-0 Bolton Wanderers Reserves
Ajose 63, 69, 79
Cofie 90

 
United’s 100% record in this season’s Manchester Senior Cup continued as Nick Ajose’s quickfire second-half hattrick fired the Reds to a comfortable win over Bolton Wanderers at Moss Lane.

After a dour first forty-five minutes Ole Solskjaer’s side cut loose after the break, inspired by a magical display of playmaking from Magnus Eikrem, who was an architect in all four goals. United blew the visitors away in a 16-minute spell as Ajose continued his impressive season so far with a fine display of finishing and a first reserve treble, the equally prolific John Cofie completing the rout in injury time as he grabbed what has this season become his almost obligatory goal.

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Reserves: Bury 1 United 5 – Shakers shaken as Reds fire five

Posted by nickogs20 on September 20, 2010


September 20th 2010, 7pm
Gigg Lane, Bury

Bury Man Utd
Bury Reserves 1-5 Manchester United Reserves
Carlton 38 Brady 29, 34
Vermijl 59
Cofie 75
Tunnicliffe 81

 
United’s Reserves cruised into the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup with a convincing 5-1 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side responded to their heavy defeat at the hands of Aston Villa last week in ideal fashion, dishing out a thrashing of their own to set up a last eight clash with Oldham Athletic. Robbie Brady set the Reds on their way with a quickfire double midway through the first half, and while a mistake from Reece Brown allowed the Shakers to pull a goal back before half-time, United moved up a gear after the break and ran away with the tie, adding further goals through Marnick Vermijl, John Cofie and Ryan Tunnicliffe.

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U18s: Sheff Utd 1 United 1 – Blades battle back to earn a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 18, 2010


September 18th 2010, 11am
Sheffield United Academy, Shirecliffe

Sheffield United Man Utd
Sheffield United U18s 1-1 Manchester United U18s
Ironside 55 Cole 47

 
United’s U18s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-earned draw against Sheffield United at Shirecliffe.

Second best to a useful Blades outfit for much of the first half, United slowly came into the game and took the lead shortly after the break thanks to a brilliant Larnell Cole free-kick. Joe Ironside soon put the hosts back on level terms however, and despite both sides pushing for a winner in an entertaining contest, the Reds had to settle for a second successive 1-1 draw.

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Reserves: United 2 Stockport 0 – Red-hot Cofie kills off County

Posted by nickogs20 on September 9, 2010


September 9th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Stockport
Manchester United Reserves 2-0 Stockport County Reserves
W.Keane 27 (pen)
Cofie 74

 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side continued their flawless start to the new campaign, comfortably beating Stockport County at Moss Lane to make it three wins from three in the Manchester Senior Cup.

United dominated proceedings from the outset, and Will Keane opened the scoring midway through the first half from the penalty spot. Despite the Reds creating numerous chances, a combination of some wayward finishing, intervention from the woodwork and heroics from Hatters’ keeper Owain Fon Williams kept the visitors in the game deep into the second half, the three points only really being secured when sub John Cofie struck his first goal for the reserves with quarter of an hour remaining,

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U18s: United 5 Cardiff 0 – Bluebirds battered as Reds run riot

Posted by nickogs20 on August 29, 2010


August 28th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Cardiff
Manchester United U18s 5-0 Cardiff City U18s
McGinty 19
Fornasier 24
Lawrence 56 (pen)
Cofie 60
Barmby 87 (pen)

 
After the sensational comeback away at Chelsea last week, United’s U18s made it two wins from two in the Premier Academy League with an altogether more straightforward thrashing of Cardiff City at Carrington.

First half goals from defensive duo Sean McGinty and Michele Fornasier put the Reds into a commanding early lead and an outclassed Bluebirds side conceded three more after the interval, penalties from Tom Lawrence and Jack Barmby sandwiching a John Cofie strike as Paul McGuinness’ team continued their promising start to the new campaign.

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U18s: United 1 Spurs 3: Reds flop in final friendly

Posted by nickogs20 on August 14, 2010

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August 14th 2010, 10.30am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Spurs
Manchester United U18s 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur U18s
Cofie 39 Kane 9
Oyenuga 31, 60

 
United’s U18s ended their pre-season preparations in disappointing fashion after losing 3-1 to an impressive Spurs side.

The visitors’ talented strike pairing did the damage, Harry Kane and Kudus Oyenuga each grabbing a goal early on as Alex Inglethorpe’s side dominated. John Cofie’s fine finish just before the break seemed set to spark a comeback, but Oyenuga added a third from the penalty spot to seal a comprehensive win for the North Londoners.

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