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.
Posts Tagged ‘magnus eikrem’
Posted by nickogs20 on October 5, 2010
Posted in Academy News, First Team News, Loan News, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: academy, john cofie, loan, magnus eikrem, manchester united, nick ajose, ole gunnar solskjaer, paul mcguinness, player of the month, reserves, ryan tunnicliffe, tom thorpe | 5 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on September 27, 2010
September 27th 2010, 7pm
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
|Blackburn Rovers Reserves||2-2||Manchester United Reserves|
|Roberts||Brady 34 (pen)|
|Hoilett 73 (pen)||Eikrem 90+4|
For the third consecutive day a United side drew 2-2, Magnus Eikrem’s late late strike earning United’s reserves a deserved share of the points against a strong Blackburn XI at Leigh Sports Village.
A largely disappointing game sprung to life ten minutes before the break as Robbie Brady converted a penalty won by Ravel Morrison, with Rovers keeper Frankie Fielding keeping his side in the game with a series of fine saves thereafter. The hosts weathered that storm and turned things around in the second half, a goal apiece from strike pairing Jason Roberts and David Hoilett – the latter from the spot – giving Blackburn a lead they looked like holding onto until Reds skipper Eikrem popped up in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a brilliant equaliser, just reward for a youthful United side that more than matched their more experienced opposition.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: blackburn rovers, conor devlin, david hoilett, jason roberts, leigh sports village, magnus eikrem, manchester united, marnick vermijl, reserves, robbie brady | 1 Comment »
Posted by nickogs20 on September 23, 2010
September 23rd 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham
|Manchester United Reserves||4-0||Bolton Wanderers Reserves|
|Ajose 63, 69, 79|
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.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: bolton wanderers, cameron stewart, john cofie, liam irwin, magnus eikrem, manchester senior cup, manchester united, moss lane, nick ajose, robbie brady, robert lainton | 5 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on September 22, 2010
United begin their quest to lift the Carling Cup for a third successive year at Glanford Park tonight and, as always when the Reds enter the competition at this time of year, much of the focus will be on some of the more unfamiliar faces on show.
Posted in First Team News, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: bebe, carling cup, chris smalling, corry evans, fabio, federico macheda, glanford park, javier hernandez, magnus eikrem, manchester united, nick ajose, rafael, ritchie de laet, scunthorpe united, sir alex ferguson | Leave a Comment »
Posted by nickogs20 on September 17, 2010
September 16th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham
|Manchester United Reserves||1-4||Aston Villa Reserves|
|Ajose 78||Bannan 6, 43, 90 (pen)|
The spotlight was firmly on Bebé as United got their league campaign underway, but it was Villa who took the points and their Scotland U21 midfielder Barry Bannan who grabbed the headlines as the visitors avenged their penalty shoot-out defeat in last season’s Premier Reserve League national play-off with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Moss Lane.
Bannan struck twice in the first half, a superb early free-kick and audacious 43rd minute chip sandwiching an assist for defender Ciaran Clark as the Villans took a commanding lead into the interval. United improved after the break and substitute Nick Ajose gave the Reds a glimmer of hope with just over ten minutes remaining, but Bannan secured the victory and possession of the match ball from the penalty spot after a Villa counter-attack ended with Nathan Delfouneso tumbling under Oliver Gill’s challenge.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: aston villa, barry bannan, bebe, ciaran clark, gabriel obertan, magnus eikrem, manchester united, moss lane, nathan delfouneso, nick ajose, premier reserve league, ravel morrison | 8 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on August 15, 2010
August 15th 2010, 7pm
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
|Shamrock Rovers||0-3||Manchester United Reserves|
|Cleverley 60 (pen)|
|Vermijl 64, 75|
Marnick Vermijl marked his Reds debut with a well-taken brace as United comfortably overcame a shadow Shamrock Rovers side 3-0 in the first game of the Platinum One Challenge.
Rovers keeper Pat Jennings performed a passable impression of his illustrious goalkeeping namesake in the first-half, denying United on a number of occasions, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – bolstered by a number of players with senior experience – weren’t to be denied after the break as a penalty from Tom Cleverley and Vermijl’s double secured a deservedly comprehensive win.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: keith gillespie, magnus eikrem, manchester united, marnick vermijl, ole gunnar solskjaer, shamrock rovers, tallaght stadium, tom cleverley, will keane | 18 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on July 27, 2010
July 27th 2010, 7.45pm
Kassam Stadium, Oxford
|Oxford United||1-2||Manchester United XI|
|Constable 45||–||Eikrem 45, missed pen 5|
United’s Reserves got their pre-season campaign back on track with a late late victory over Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.
After spurning an early chance to take the lead when Magnus Eikrem saw his penalty saved, the Reds seemed to have snatched a half-time advantage when the Norwegian made amends by curling home a free-kick a minute before the break, only for the hosts to respond immediately through James Constable. Oxford had the better of an extremely competitive second half and looked the more likely winners but, with time almost up, Nicky Ajose popped up at the far post to volley home and clinch a dramatic win in textbook United fashion.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: james constable, kassam stadium, magnus eikrem, manchester united, nicky ajose, ole gunnar solskjaer, oxford united, reserves, sam johnstone, zeki fryers | 7 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on July 18, 2010
July 17th 2010, 3pm
East End Park, Dunfermline
|Dunfermline||1-5||Manchester United Reserves|
|Kirk 63||–||King 1, 16|
United’s Reserves made it nine goals scored in their first two pre-season games as they put five past an outclassed Dunfermline at East End Park.
Coming off the back of a four-goal haul against Curzon Ashton on Monday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side picked up where they left off and blew the Scottish First Division outfit away in the first half. Joshua King grabbed two goals inside the first twenty minutes, those two strikes sandwiching another from Nicky Ajose, and Rodrigo Possebon’s long range effort made it four before the break. While Andy Kirk’s free-kick pulled a goal back for the home side in a quieter second half, Will Keane put some deserved gloss on the scoreline and restored the four-goal cushion with a typical finish five minutes from time.
Posted by nickogs20 on July 13, 2010
With huge thanks to Charlotte Robertson Photography, we have an exclusive set of photographs from last night’s reserve friendly at Curzon Ashton, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side cruised to a 4-0 win while giving the club’s brand new home kit a first public outing.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: cameron stewart, curzon ashton, joshua king, magnus eikrem, manchester united, nicky ajose, ole gunnar solskjaer, ravel morrison, scott wootton, tameside stadium | 15 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on July 12, 2010
July 12th 2010, 7.45pm
Tameside Stadium, Ashton-under-Lyne
|Curzon Ashton||0-4||Manchester United Reserves|
United’s Reserves got their pre-season programme off to flying start with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Curzon Ashton at the Tameside Stadium.
The last encounter between these two sides ended in a resounding 8-0 victory for the Reds, and with goals from Magnus Eikrem, Ravel Morrison and Nicky Ajose giving Ole Solskjaer’s side a 3-0 lead at the break, a similar scoreline looked on the cards. United – showing off the club’s new home kit for the first time – laid siege to the Curzon goal in the second half and the brilliant Robbie Brady added a fine fourth, but the woodwork, several near misses and some profligate finishing meant that the non-leaguers kept the scoreline respectable.
Posted in Reserve Match Report, Reserve News, Sports | Tagged: curzon ashton, joshua king, magnus eikrem, manchester united, nicky ajose, ole gunnar solskjaer, ravel morrison, robbie brady, tameside stadium | 12 Comments »