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Oldham 0 United 3: Obertan makes Reds debut in MSC stroll

Posted by nickogs20 on October 13, 2009

October 12th 2009, 7pm
Ewen Fields, Hyde

Oldham Man Utd
Oldham Athletic Reserves 0-3 Manchester United Reserves
Brandy 21
Hewson 22
King 90+2

It would be fair to say United’s defence of the Manchester Senior Cup hasn’t been unduly challenging so far. Resounding 5-0 victors in the opening round-robin match against Bury, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it two from two at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground tonight with a comfortable 3-0 win over a game but ultimately outclassed Oldham Athletic.

The result was never in doubt once the Reds netted twice in as many minutes midway through the first half through Febian Brandy and Sam Hewson, and substitute Joshua King added some gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time at the end of the game with a fine goal on the counter attack. Further plus points for those of a United persuasion came in the form of the comebacks from injury of Rafael da Silva and summer signing Gabriel Obertan, who made his first appearance in the red shirt.


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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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Simpson back in the fold after season to forget

Posted by nickogs20 on May 11, 2009

United right-back Danny Simpson is back with the club after the Reds and Blackburn Rovers agreed to terminate the 22 year-old’s season-long loan deal at Ewood Park a few weeks early.


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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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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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Several youngsters named in Champions League squad

Posted by nickogs20 on September 9, 2008

A number of United’s most promising young talents have been included on the squad list submitted to UEFA for the group stages of this year’s Champions League.


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Never-say-die Reds mount late fightback to earn share of the spoils against Chelsea (Video highlights included)

Posted by nickogs20 on August 26, 2008

Chelsea Man Utd
Chelsea Reserves 2-2 MUFC Reserves

Mellis 32 Fábio 77
Sinclair 45 Gibson (pen) 90+3


Further evidence of the spirit new Reserve boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have instilled in his squad was on display at Cobham this afternoon as a long-range thunderbolt from Fábio da Silva and a late late Darron Gibson penalty rescued a draw for the Reds from a game in which they had been distinctly second-best to a strong Chelsea side for long periods.


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First blood to the Reds as Drinkwater sinks Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on August 18, 2008

Manchester United Chelsea FC
MUFC Reserves 1-0 Chelsea Reserves

Drinkwater 59


A solitary second-half strike from the increasingly prolific Danny Drinkwater gave United victory in the first leg of this intriguing double-header between the reserve teams of the top two sides in the country, Chelsea’s second string giving Ole Solskjaer’s men by far their toughest match of pre-season so far in a hard-fought and engaging clash at the Marstons Arena.


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Rodrigo and Rafael handed debuts, Campbell makes first start

Posted by nickogs20 on August 18, 2008

With the first-team squad depleted by a combination of injuries, suspension and Olympic duty, Brazilian youngsters Rodrigo Possebon and Rafael da Silva made their competitive debuts for United against Newcastle on Sunday, while Fraizer Campbell made his first start for the Reds.


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Squad numbers announced: Focus on the youngsters

Posted by nickogs20 on August 16, 2008

While there were no significant changes or additions amongst the established first team squad, several of our most promising young talents have been allocated new squad numbers ahead of the start of 2008/09.


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