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Loan Roundup: December 28-29

Posted by nickogs20 on December 30, 2010

The weather may be continuing to wreak havoc with the festive fixture calendar, but United’s loanees can’t be kept off the goal trail…


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Loan Roundup: November 27-30

Posted by nickogs20 on December 1, 2010

While the goals were flying in for the Reds at Old Trafford on Saturday, several of United’s loanees were also finding the net away from M16…


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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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United 4 Bolton 1: Impressive U18s cruise to victory

Posted by nickogs20 on November 15, 2008

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United U18s 4-1 Bolton Wanderers U18s
Macheda 8 Mooy 57
James 35, 56
Morrison 76

United’s U18s brushed aside near-neighbours Bolton Wanderers in a one-sided contest at Carrington this morning to pick up a first home win in the Academy League since the end of August. The destination of all three points was never in doubt from the moment Federico Macheda struck a terrific opening goal inside the first ten minutes, and further goals from skipper Matty James, Ra’vel Morrison and Bolton’s unfortunate Chris Stokes gave the Reds a resounding victory.


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WBA 2 United 3: Academy back to winning ways at West Brom

Posted by nickogs20 on November 2, 2008

West Bromwich Albion Man Utd
West Bromwich Albion U18s 2-3 Manchester United U18s
Worrall Macheda
Wood James

After being left to stew for a fortnight on the disappointment that was the home draw against Liverpool, United returned to winning ways this morning in Walsall as they recovered from going a goal behind early on to beat West Bromwich Albion by three goals to two. Kiko Macheda, Matty James and Oliver Norwood were all on target for the Reds in the first half as they overcame a side managed by former United academy player Michael Appleton.

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United 1 Celtic 1: Honours even in Academy friendly

Posted by nickogs20 on October 21, 2008

Man Utd Celtic
Manchester United U18s 1-1 Celtic U18s
James 76 Foley 53

Manchester United took on Glasgow Celtic at the Cliff this afternoon, with each teams Academy battling it out for junior honours before the big Champions League tie between the two clubs takes place at Old Trafford.


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United 2 Oldham 1: Reds make it 6 from 6 in the MSC

Posted by nickogs20 on October 14, 2008

Man Utd Oldham Athletic
Manchester United Reserves 2-1 Oldham Athletic Reserves
James 13 Alessandra 3
Hewson 28

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side put themselves in prime position to qualify for another Manchester Senior Cup Final with a hard-fought win against Oldham’s second string at a rain-lashed Marstons Arena this evening. Goals from Matty James and Sam Hewson, the latter an absolute screamer, earned the Reds all three points after the visitors had briefly threatened a shock by taking the lead in the first five minutes.


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Reserves look to bounce back against Bolton

Posted by nickogs20 on October 8, 2008

Bolton WanderersOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side make the short trip to the County Ground in Leyland tonight, looking to respond to last week’s last-gasp defeat against Wigan and get a first league win of the season on the board against Bolton Wanderers.


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McGuinness reflects on U18s’ strong start

Posted by nickogs20 on September 16, 2008

U18s boss Paul McGuinness has been speaking to manutd.com about his side’s impressive start to the new season.


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Video: U18s in action vs Huddersfield

Posted by nickogs20 on September 15, 2008

All the goals from the Reds’ 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield Town (scored by Federico Macheda, Nicky Ajose, Lee Askham, Cameron Stewart and Matty James, for those without sound):


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