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United 2 Boro 0: Norwood double makes the difference

Posted by nickogs20 on April 4, 2009

Man Utd Middlesbrough
Manchester United U18s 2-0 Middlesbrough U18s
Norwood 5, 29

 
A first-half brace from captain Oliver Norwood was enough this afternoon to earn United’s U18s a first home win since January. Paul McGuinness’ side had much the better of the first half and, like last week, turned that early superiority into goals, with Norwood making an early breakthrough via an extremely helpful deflection. The skipper’s second goal was all his own work, a beautifully-struck freekick from 25 yards out that gave the goalkeeper no chance. Unlike last week though, the Reds this time held onto their lead. The visitors had the better of things after the break but wasted the few genuine chances that came their way, and otherwise struggled to break down a resolute United rearguard.

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Boro 0 United 1: Eikrem strike earns Reserves third straight win

Posted by nickogs20 on March 24, 2009

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Middlesbrough Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Eikrem 14

 
United’s second string extended their recent impressive run of form to eight wins from their last ten games with a fine victory over a Middlesbrough side packed with first-team experience. Ole Solskjaer’s side took an early lead when a somewhat fortuitously-won freekick was expertly converted by Magnus Eikrem, and thereafter put in a sterling defensive display to keep Afonso Alves and co. at bay. United’s trademark passing and movement produced some terrific football in the second half as the Reds by-and-large comfortably closed out a win that takes them second in the Premier Reserve League North table.

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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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Reserves – Boro clash postponed

Posted by nickogs20 on November 20, 2008

MiddlesbroughNext Thursday’s reserve fixture between United and Middlesbrough at Moss Lane has been postponed. With the Reds taking on Chelsea that same night in the third round of the FA Youth Cup, a number of reserve squad members (and many regular reserves spectators) will be at Old Trafford for that game instead, prompting the decision to reschedule the Boro game for a later date (as yet undecided).

The next competitive fixture for Ole Solskjaer’s second string will now be the following week, when the Reds travel to the North-East to face Sunderland on December 3rd.

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Date set for Chelsea Youth Cup clash

Posted by nickogs20 on November 15, 2008

ChelseaUnited’s FA Youth Cup Third Round tie with Chelsea has been scheduled for Thursday November 27th and will take place at Old Trafford.

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Young Reds’ Carling Cup star turn marred by Rodrigo injury

Posted by nickogs20 on September 24, 2008

A youthful United side containing a number of full debutants was hugely impressive in overcoming a full-strength Middlesbrough 3-1 in the Carling Cup at Old Trafford last night, but the performance and result were overshadowed by a horror tackle on Rodrigo Possebon by Boro skipper Emanuel Pogatetz that put the Brazilian midfielder in hospital.

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Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals 2008 kick off tomorrow

Posted by nickogs20 on August 2, 2008

The 2008 MUPC World Finals kick off at Carrington tomorrow, with 20 U15 teams from across the globe descending on Manchester for one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments in the world.

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Amos, Welbeck named in provisional England Euro U19 squad

Posted by nickogs20 on June 18, 2008

England Under-19 head coach Brian Eastick has named a provisional 23 man squad ahead of the upcoming U19 European Championships, and United duo Ben Amos and Danny Welbeck are in. The squad will be trimmed down to a final travelling party of 18 for the tournament (being held in the Czech Republic), and while Welbeck should be a shoo-in to make the final cut, Amos faces a nervous wait. Middlesbrough keeper Jason Steele looks odds-on to be first choice, which leaves the United stopper competing with his Spurs counterpart David Button for the back-up role. Button has the advantage of having featured for the U19’s previously and having played at senior level (albeit making only one solitary appearance for Grays Athletic), but Amos’ strong end of season form and impressive display for the England U18’s against Austria may stand him in good stead.

The final squad of 18 will be announced nearer to the tournament’s start date of July 14th. You can view the full provisional squad here.

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