United’s U18s take on Chelsea in the second leg of their FA Youth Cup semi-final at Old Trafford this evening, the tie finely poised after the Blues’ 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge 10 days ago.
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Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2011
Posted in Academy Match Preview, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: chelsea, daniel pappoe, fa youth cup, gary neville, manchester united, old trafford, paul mcguinness, ravel morrison, tyler blackett | 2 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on April 9, 2011
With the first team fighting for silverware on three fronts and big games coming thick and fast, it’s easy to overlook the fact that it’s not just United’s senior side that look set for a thrilling (and hopefully trophy-laden) climax to the campaign. Warren Joyce’s reserves are in hot pursuit of a treble of their own, while United’s U18s are 180 minutes away from the FA Youth Cup final, with the first leg of their last four clash with Chelsea taking place at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.
Posted in Academy Match Preview, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: aziz deen-conteh, chelsea, dermot drummy, fa youth cup, josh mceachran, manchester united, milan lalkovic, nathaniel chalobah, old trafford, paul mcguinness, ravel morrison, ryan tunnicliffe, sam johnstone, stamford bridge, will keane | 1 Comment »
Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2010
October 2nd 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||3-2||Blackburn Rovers U18s|
|Morrison 28||–||MacLaren 4|
|Pogba 76||–||O’Connor 57|
|W.Keane 90+4 (pen)|
Will Keane’s injury time penalty grabbed United all three points against Blackburn as a terrific game at Carrington ended in dramatic and controversial fashion.
United fell behind twice to goals by Jamie MacLaren and Anthony O’Connor but fought back each time, levelling through Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba to set up a tense finale. The Reds’ chances of securing a win looked to have disappeared after they had a clear penalty for a foul on John Cofie turned down in the final minute, but justice was done deep into time added on as Michele Fornasier’s volley was blocked by a hand and Keane stepped up to coolly send the keeper the wrong way with practically the last kick of the match.
Posted in Academy Match Report, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: academy, anthony o'connor, blackburn rovers, carrington, jamie maclaren, larnell cole, manchester united, michael potts, paul mcguinness, paul pogba, ravel morrison, ryan tunnicliffe, will keane | 3 Comments »
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 14, 2010
August 14th 2010, 10.30am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||1-3||Tottenham Hotspur U18s|
|Cofie 39||–||Kane 9|
|–||–||Oyenuga 31, 60|
United’s U18s ended their pre-season preparations in disappointing fashion after losing 3-1 to an impressive Spurs side.
The visitors’ talented strike pairing did the damage, Harry Kane and Kudus Oyenuga each grabbing a goal early on as Alex Inglethorpe’s side dominated. John Cofie’s fine finish just before the break seemed set to spark a comeback, but Oyenuga added a third from the penalty spot to seal a comprehensive win for the North Londoners.
Posted in Academy Match Report, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: alex inglethorpe, carrington, harry kane, john cofie, kudus oyenuga, manchester united, paul mcguinness, ravel morrison, tottenham hotspur | 7 Comments »
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 »
Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2010
May 1st 2010, 11am
Lostock Hall Farm, Bolton
|Bolton Wanderers U18s||1-1||Manchester United U18s|
|O’Halloran 11||–||W Keane 19|
United’s title-chasing U18s had to endure a frustrating morning at Lostock Farm as a stubborn, resilient Bolton side paid no heed to the form book and denied the Reds the three points required to clinch the Premier Academy League Group C title.
Bottom of the table and on a run of five straight defeats, the Trotters rocked United with a dynamic, physical start and an early goal from Michael O’Halloran. A scrappy effort from Will Keane got the league leaders back on terms after only eight minutes in arrears, but despite controlling the rest of the game and going close on a number of occasions, Paul McGuinness’ side couldn’t find the goal they needed to be crowned champions with a game to spare.
Posted in Academy Match Report, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: academy, bolton wanderers, jay lynch, joshua king, lostock hall farm, manchester united, michael o'halloran, ravel morrison, rhys bennett, robbie brady, will keane | 1 Comment »
Posted by nickogs20 on April 28, 2010
April 27th 2010, 11am
Platt Lane Training Complex, Manchester
|Manchester City U18s||2-3||Manchester United U18s|
|Benali 23||–||Pogba 60|
|Bunn 27||–||King 75, 90|
As if three injury time winners at first-team level this season weren’t enough, United’s U18s followed in the footsteps of their senior counterparts by breaking Manchester City hearts with yet another last gasp strike to take all three points at Platt Lane.
Things had looked bleak for the Reds in this rearranged fixture after some atrocious first-half defending handed the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break, but Paul McGuinness’ side have already shown this season that all is not lost in such a situation and duly mounted a stirring comeback. Paul Pogba’s majestic goal on the hour mark gave United hope and belief and a brace from Joshua King, the latter coming just after the game had moved into injury time, gave the young Reds a sensational victory. As if completing a rare double over City at this level wasn’t reward enough, the three points were also enough to move the Reds within touching distance of the Academy League Group C title.
Posted in Academy Match Report, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: academy, ahmad benali, harry bunn, joshua king, manchester city, manchester united, paul mcguinness, paul pogba, platt lane, ravel morrison | 4 Comments »
Posted by nickogs20 on April 26, 2010
April 24th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||3-1||Derby County U18s|
|Morrison 10||–||Ball 81|
|King 19, 44||–||–|
United’s U18s extended their unbeaten run to nine league games and recorded a fifth straight win with a thoroughly convincing win over Derby County at Carrington.
Seeking to maintain their six point lead at the top of Academy League Group C and maintain their push for silverware, the Reds tore into the Rams right from kick-off and practically had the points in the bag before twenty minutes were on the clock, terrific goals from Ravel Morrison and Joshua King leaving the struggling visitors with a huge task on their hands. When King added his second and Reds’ third goal just before the break the win was secure, and the only blots on the United copybook were a late Derby consolation goal from Callum Ball and a needless red card for Paul Pogba, who will now have an anxious wait to see how many of United’s remaining games he will be forced to sit out.
Posted in Academy Match Report, Academy News, Sports | Tagged: academy, callum ball, carrington, derby county, john cofie, joshua king, manchester united, paul mcguinness, paul pogba, ravel morrison, ryan tunnicliffe | 1 Comment »