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Martin moves to Ipswich

Posted by nickogs20 on July 8, 2009

Ipswich manager and United legend Roy Keane has returned to his old stomping ground to take Lee Martin to Portman Road on a permanent deal, with the winger leaving Old Trafford after 5 and a half years at the club.


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Poll Reminder

Posted by nickogs20 on June 3, 2009

Just a quick nudge to anyone who hasn’t voted in either of our ongoing polls, as we seek your views ahead of United Youth’s end of season awards. We covered the Academy Player of the Year poll in an article last week, and loads of you have voted – we’ll be taking that one down in the course of the next day or so, so anyone who hasn’t should do so pronto. In addition, we’ve also got a poll running over in the right-hand sidebar for the Reserve Player of the Year – same drill, we want to know who you think has been the outstanding performer for Ole Solskjaer’s reserve side in 2008/09, and to help, we’ve listed 7 who we think are deserving of your attentions:

James Chester
The official Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year this season, James captained the side in the first half of the campaign and had a productive loan spell at Peterborough before injury cut short his season.

Tom Cleverley
A nominee for the Denzil Haroun award, Tom started the season in terrific goalscoring form for the Reds before translating that into an impressive loan spell at League One champions Leicester City.

Corry Evans
Captain after Chester’s loan departure, the 18 year-old Ulsterman was a rock at the heart of defence despite being a midfielder by trade, and has forced his way into the full Northern Ireland squad.

Fábio da Silva
Injury and the presence of Patrice Evra has prevented Fábio from making the same impact at first team level as his twin, but anyone who’s seen him for the reserves this season will know he’s capable.

Kiko Macheda
Top-scorer with 10 goals in 18 games, including a sensational hattrick against Newcastle at St James’ Park. We all know what happened in the ensuing fortnight…

Lee Martin
Returned from a disappointing loan spell at Forest with his tail between his legs back in January but has been a revelation for the second string since then in an unfamiliar central role.

Rodrigo Possebon
The Brazilian-turned-Italian’s pre/early-season form under OGS saw him force his way into the first-team picture, although his much-publicised injury against Boro in the Carling Cup set him back significantly.

You don’t have to vote for one of those if someone else has caught your eye however – the ‘Other’ box is there for you to identify another player, as some have done already with the likes of Matt James and Danny Welbeck. We’ll keep this poll running for another couple of days, and we should have another one up alongside it very soon – the all-important Overall Young Player of the Year award, where those who have caught the eye in academy and reserve action will battle it out with first-team starlets like Jonny Evans and Rafael da Silva for recognition as the most impressive young player at the club this past season.

Thanks to all those who have voted so far.

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Magnificent seven for Ole’s Reds as Kendal are put to the sword

Posted by nickogs20 on May 11, 2009

With the Manchester Senior Cup Final on the agenda this coming week, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a number of those likely to feature in that clash with Bolton to the Lake District on Saturday for a friendly against Unibond Premier side Kendal Town. A mixed reserve and academy selection recorded an impressive 7-2 win at Parkside Road, a handy warm-up for the big game on Tuesday and, despite the scoreline, a great end to an excellent season for the hosts.


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United 2 Sunderland 0: Reserves wrap up league campaign with victory over the champions

Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2009

April 30th 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Sunderland
Manchester United Reserves 2-0 Sunderland Reserves
Martin (pen) 70
James 90+1

United’s second string finished their Barclays Premier Reserve League North season in some style at Moss Lane this evening, inflicting just a third defeat of the campaign on champions Sunderland with a well-deserved 2-0 win. The Black Cats had already clinched the title while the Reds only needed to avoid defeat by more than three goals to secure second place, but that didn’t stop both sides serving up an entertaining and highly competitive ninety minutes. Ole Solskjaer’s team eventually emerged victorious thanks to a Lee Martin penalty and a terrific injury-time strike from Matt James, and will go into the upcoming Manchester Senior Cup and Lancashire Senior Cup finals full of confidence.


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Preston 0 United 4: Reserves turn on the second-half style en route to another final

Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2009

April 20th 2009, 2pm
Deepdale, Preston

Preston Man Utd
Preston North End Reserves 0-4 Manchester United Reserves
Drinkwater 58
Martin 60
Ajose 75
James 84

United may have suffered semi-final heartbreak at Wembley yesterday, but no such fate or drama awaited the reserves today as a stirring second-half display saw them comfortably overcome Preston by four goals to nil on a beautifully sunny afternoon at Deepdale. After dominating a tepid first-half without overly threatening the Preston goal, the Reds found their shooting boots in the second half and simply overpowered a Lilywhites side who worked hard but were ultimately out of their depth.

Goals from Danny Drinkwater, Lee Martin, sub Nicky Ajose and an absolute screamer from Matt James sent Ole Solskjaer’s side through to a second consecutive LSC Final (against either Blackburn or Bolton) in some style, and there was further good news for Reds fans in the form of Wes Brown’s return to action after a long injury lay-off, the England defender completing nearly an hour at right-back.


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United 4 Hull 0: Reserves tame the Tigers

Posted by nickogs20 on March 19, 2009

Man Utd Hull
Manchester United Reserves 4-0 Hull City Reserves
Macheda 23 (pen)
Welbeck 30
Possebon 51
Martin 58

United’s reserves continued their recent impressive form as Hull City were brushed aside in emphatic fashion en route to the second four-goal romp of the week. A bright start by the visitors was nipped in the bud when Kiko Macheda converted a penalty awarded for a trip on Lee Martin. Danny Welbeck added a second on the half-hour after fine work by Rodrigo Possebon, and the Brazilian added a third in the second half to end any doubt over the destination of all three points. A superb fourth from Martin well and truly gave the Reds revenge for their defeat on Humberside earlier in the campaign and ensured Ole Solskjaer’s side remained in touch with the rest of the chasing pack in the Premier Reserve League North.


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Liverpool 2 United 2: Reserves set the scene for Saturday as Liverpool claim fortunate point

Posted by nickogs20 on March 12, 2009

Liverpool Man Utd
Liverpool Reserves 2-2 Manchester United Reserves
Degen 5 Welbeck 20
Pacheco 49 Fábio 36

With Saturday’s Premier League clash between these two fierce rivals looming, the North-West giants’ respective second strings played out an entertaining and, at times, pulsating clash this evening at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium. Liverpool’s multi-national XI capitalised on defensive and goalkeeping lapses from the visitors early in each half – Philipp Degen and Dani Pacheco with the goals – but in between, a dominant United display saw Ole Solskjaer’s side take a deserved 2-1 lead into the break after fine goals from Danny Welbeck and Fábio da Silva. The second half never quite lived up to the quality of the first, the game petering out into an increasingly feisty and niggly affair and the home side definitely the happier with the final result.


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United 1 City 0: Reds complete clean sweep over City to reach MSC final

Posted by nickogs20 on March 9, 2009

Manchester City Man Utd
Manchester City Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Martin 35 (pen)

They put three past them back in October, two past them at the back end of last month and tonight, just one goal was enough to earn United’s reserves victory over their Manchester City counterparts for a third time this season, earning themselves a place in the final of this season’s Manchester Senior Cup in the process. The defending champions went into tonight’s rain-lashed clash at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground knowing that a win would secure qualification to the final. Lee Martin’s first-half strike and a resolute performance from a makeshift defence duly secured the necessary result and set up a repeat of last season’s MSC final – Manchester United vs Bolton Wanderers.


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United 1 Boro 0: Fab-ulous finale as Reds grind out another win

Posted by nickogs20 on March 5, 2009

Man Utd Middlesbrough
Manchester United Reserves 1-0 Middlesbrough Reserves
Fábio 90 (pen)

It would be fair to say that this one won’t live long in the memory. After 91 minutes, every hardy soul left in the ground was surely wondering whether spending the evening at a freezing Moss Lane was really worth their while and very much looking forward to getting home. Thankfully, those who stuck it out to the end were rewarded and made their way home in much better spirits, United winning the game in the third minute of stoppage time as the last kick of the game saw Fábio da Silva coolly slot home a penalty kick won by Cameron Stewart. A relatively even game – which may have been lacking in excitement but certainly wasn’t in effort – saw Boro spurn the better chances in the first half before the home side had the best of a second 45 which looked to be petering out until that late, late winner.


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Sunderland 1 United 0: Black Cats ride their luck to end reserves’ winning run

Posted by nickogs20 on March 3, 2009

Sunderland Man Utd
Sunderland Reserves 1-0 Manchester United Reserves
Cook 40

United’s reserve side had performed impressively for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent weeks, but their four-game unbeaten run – the most recent three of those victories – was always going to be put sternly to the test against table-topping Sunderland, and so it proved. The Reds started brightly and seemed to be enjoying the rare opportunity to play in a Premier League venue like the Stadium of Light, but Jordan Cook’s goal against the run of play gave the Black Cats the lead just before the break, and Northern Irish ‘keeper Trevor Carson performed heroics to keep Solskjaer’s side at bay and see his team through to a win that was essentially confirmed ten minutes from time when two bookings in the space of as many minutes saw Ritchie de Laet given his marching orders and United reduced to ten men.


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