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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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Reds name provisional Milk Cup squad

Posted by nickogs20 on July 13, 2010

With just under a fortnight until United launch their bid for a third straight Northern Ireland Milk Cup success, we can reveal the provisional 18-man squad that Paul McGuinness will have at his disposal when the Reds kick off their campaign against County Tyrone on July 26.


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Reserves: Burnley 0 United 1 – Clarets KO’d by late Cole goal

Posted by nickogs20 on April 30, 2010

April 29th 2010, 7pm
Turf Moor, Burnley

Burnley Man Utd
Burnley Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Cole 90+1

United’s Reserves wrapped up their 2009/10 league programme in fitting style as a late late goal from Larnell Cole secured a 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

After 90 rainy and goalless minutes in a game that certainly lived up to its billing as an end-of-season dead rubber, some slick football from the Reds and a wonderfully composed finish by Cole saw the champions grab all three points, rounding off the campaign on a high and boosting confidence ahead of Monday’s Premier Reserve League playoff against Aston Villa.


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Injuries threaten Youth Cup bid

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2009

With the Reds’ Youth Cup third round tie with Birmingham City just a fortnight away, the pool of available players for Paul McGuinness to choose from for that match seems to be dwindling by the day.


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U18s: United 5 Bolton 1 – Reds run riot with sensational second-half performance

Posted by nickogs20 on November 10, 2009

November 7th 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United U18s 5-1 Bolton Wanderers U18s
W. Keane 28 Sampson 85
Morrison 52
Tunnicliffe 65
Cole 75
Pogba 90 (pen)

A week in the Maltese sun clearly had the desired effect on United’s U18 side as they thrashed a strong Bolton Wanderers side 5-1 at Carrington to move into second place in Academy League Group C.

One of the form teams in academy football, the visitors arrived at Carrington in optimistic mood and gave pretty much as good as they got in the first 45 minutes, only to be blown away after the break by a scintillating display of attacking football that saw Ravel Morrison and Ryan Tunnicliffe add to Will Keane’s first half opener before Larnell Cole and Paul Pogba completed the scoring with their first U18 goals either side of a bizarre late consolation goal for the Trotters’ Jack Sampson.


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Crewe 2 United 1: Under-18s are dominant but defeated as Pogba makes debut

Posted by nickogs20 on October 12, 2009

October 10th 2009, 11am
Gresty Road, Crewe

Crewe Man Utd
Crewe Alexandra U18s 2-1 Manchester United U18s
Oswell 48, 66 W. Keane 90

It’ll take some time for Paul McGuinness and his young charges to work out exactly how they contrived to lose at Gresty Road this morning. In essence the answer is a relatively simple one – they struggled to create genuine chances and couldn’t convert the ones they did engineer, while their opponents Crewe Alexandra had no such problems. Nonetheless, to lose a game after dominating possession and territory to the extent the Reds did today and still fall to defeat is a definite headscratcher.

United had by far the best of a scoreless first-half but were caught cold early in the second 45 as Crewe’s big #9 Jason Oswell glanced home a devilish cross, and while McGuinness’ side continued to dominate and probe for goals of their own, they were caught by another sucker punch with 25 minutes remaining as Oswell bagged his second in spectacular fashion. The young Reds battled on gamely but were frustrated by Crewe’s resolute backline and the excellent Daniel Platt in goal, only eventually making a breakthrough in injury time through Will Keane, whose tap-in was ultimately merely a consolation goal.


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Pogba finally free to play

Posted by nickogs20 on October 9, 2009

One of the year’s most drawn-out and bitter transfer wrangles has moved one step closer to being finally sorted out after FIFA this week authorised the FA to register Paul Pogba as a Manchester United player, effective immediately.


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United 1 Everton 2: Windswept Reds blown away by Toffees

Posted by nickogs20 on October 3, 2009

October 3rd 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Everton
Manchester United U18s 1-2 Everton U18s
Ajose 85 Craig 11
Codling 68

Academy league football is nothing if not unpredictable, and once again that was emphatically highlighted this morning as United’s high-flying Under-18s were turned over by bottom-of-the-table Everton at a remarkably blustery Carrington. The Toffees had lost four of their six games so far and conceded 14 goals in the process, but produced a performance that belied that dismal run of form and lowly league position to deservedly inflict a second home defeat of the season on Paul McGuinness’ team and take all three points back to Merseyside.

Nathan Craig’s early strike got Everton off to a great start, and although United thereafter dominated possession, the visitors produced a display of well-organised, dogged defending that their goals against tally so far this season suggested they were incapable of. As conditions worsened in the second half and the wind really started to affect proceedings, the Toffees took full advantage with a killer second goal as Lewis Codling headed home from a set-piece, and while United got one back late on in bizarre fashion as the wind sent a Nicky Ajose corner past the despairing Everton keeper, they couldn’t muster an equaliser in the remaining five minutes.


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