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Youth Cup: U18s set for Chelsea challenge

Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2011

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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Youth Cup Semi-Final Preview: In Chelsea, Reds face formidable final-four foe

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.

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U18s: United 3 Blackburn 2 – Late Keane spot-kick clinches dramatic win

Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2010


October 2nd 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Blackburn
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.

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Reserves: United 1 Villa 4: Brilliant Bannan ruins BebĂ©’s big day out

Posted by nickogs20 on September 17, 2010


September 16th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Villa
Manchester United Reserves 1-4 Aston Villa Reserves
Ajose 78 Bannan 6, 43, 90 (pen)
Clark 37

 
The spotlight was firmly on BebĂ© 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.

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U18s: United 1 Spurs 3: Reds flop in final friendly

Posted by nickogs20 on August 14, 2010

FRIENDLY
August 14th 2010, 10.30am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Spurs
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.

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PHOTO SPECIAL: Reserves christen new kit against Curzon

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.

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Reserves: Curzon Ashton 0 United 4 – Reds cruise through pre-season opener

Posted by nickogs20 on July 12, 2010

Jack Crompton Trophy
July 12th 2010, 7.45pm
Tameside Stadium, Ashton-under-Lyne

Burnley Man Utd
Curzon Ashton 0-4 Manchester United Reserves
Eikrem 7
Morrison 28
Ajose 35
Brady 66

 
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.

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U18s: Bolton 1 United 1 – Reds made to wait as Trotters halt title charge

Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2010


May 1st 2010, 11am
Lostock Hall Farm, Bolton

Bolton Man Utd
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.

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U18s: City 2 United 3 – Reds roar back to inflict more derby despair

Posted by nickogs20 on April 28, 2010


April 27th 2010, 11am
Platt Lane Training Complex, Manchester

Manchester City Man Utd
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.

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U18s: United 3 Derby 1 – Reds rock Rams with first-half fireworks

Posted by nickogs20 on April 26, 2010


April 24th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Derby
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.

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