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Reserves: United 1 Liverpool 0 – Gabby’s golden goal puts Reds on the brink of glory

Posted by nickogs20 on April 14, 2010

April 13th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United Reserves 1-0 Liverpool Reserves
Obertan 44

United are within touching distance of the Barclays Premier Reserve League North title after Gabriel Obertan’s glorious first-half strike clinched a 1-0 win over nearest challengers Liverpool.

With the Merseysiders trailing United by six points but having two games in hand heading into the game at Moss Lane, this meeting of fierce North West rivals was understandably billed as a title decider and was every bit as cagey and close-fought as you would expect from such an encounter. It took a stunning effort from Obertan on the brink of half-time to divide the two teams, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were good value for their win and now need just four points from their final two league games to clinch a first Northern section title in four years.


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Eikrem, de Laet and Gill nominated for Reserve Player of the Year

Posted by nickogs20 on March 18, 2010

EikremUnited reserves boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant coach Warren Joyce have chosen Magnus Eikrem, Ritchie de Laet and Oliver Gill as the three nominees for this year’s Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award.


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Reserves: United 2 City 2 – More derby drama as City strike late to claim a point

Posted by nickogs20 on March 12, 2010

March 11th 2010, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Man City
Manchester United Reserves 2-2 Manchester City Reserves
R Brown 19 Nimely 33
W Keane 27 Tutte 90 (pen)

It wouldn’t be a Manchester Derby this season without some late drama, but this time it was the blue side of the city who struck in the closing stages to change the result. Thankfully they chose a reserve game to make their late intervention, and United were still left with a useful point after a typically competitive clash ended 2-2 at Moss Lane.

Leading 2-0 after half an hour via Reece Brown’s free header and an impudent backheeled finish from the increasingly prolific Will Keane, the Reds were almost immediately pegged back by a goal from Alex Nimely and thereafter struggled to re-establish their early superiority. City exerted steady pressure on the United goal throughout the second half and when Brown conceded a penalty in the final minute, Andrew Tutte was able to step up and secure City a deserved share of the points from 12 yards.


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United Youth Review of 2009: Part One

Posted by nickogs20 on December 31, 2009

With another eventful and successful calendar year for United’s reserve and academy teams drawing to a close, it’s time for the almost-inevitable 2009 retrospective. We start today with January through til March, covering some surprise transfer activity, one of the greatest reserve games of recent times and Wembley glory for some of Fergie’s latest batch of fledglings.


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United 1 Liverpool 1 (Liverpool win 4-3 on pens): Reds robbed as shoot-out setback ends LSC reign

Posted by nickogs20 on October 30, 2009

October 29th 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United Reserves 1-1 Liverpool Reserves
Tošić 72 Eccleston 29


James MISSED Eccleston SCORED
de Laet MISSED

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side were left rueing the ineptitude of the officials and their own profligacy in front of goal as defeat – via a penalty shoot-out – to arch-rivals Liverpool at Moss Lane ended their hopes of a third successive Lancashire Senior Cup triumph.

Behind at the break through Nathan Eccleston’s well-taken (if a little fortuitous) strike, the Reds had nevertheless controlled the game and eventually got themselves level thanks to a terrific freekick from substitute Zoran Tošić. United’s Serbian winger was then clearly felled in the box, but instead of having a chance to win the tie with one well-earned spot-kick in normal time, the reigning champs had to endure the lottery of a shoot-out, where Liverpool ‘keeper Dean Bouzanis was the hero with decisive saves from Matt James and Ritchie de Laet.


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September’s Player of the Month: Magnus Eikrem

Posted by nickogs20 on October 6, 2009

There may have only been two competitive reserve matches in the calendar month, but those were enough for one of the second string to earn our award. Continuing the distinctly Norwegian theme of the past few weeks, the United Youth Player of the Month for September 2009 is Magnus Wolff Eikrem.


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United 4 Sunderland 0: Black Cats have no answer to the awesome norsemen

Posted by nickogs20 on October 3, 2009

October 1st 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Sunderland
Manchester United Reserves 4-0 Sunderland Reserves
Eikrem 9, 32
King 24, 78

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reserves got back to winning ways in sensational style at Moss Lane this evening, a brace apiece for Magnus Eikrem and Joshua King handing the Reds an emphatic 4-0 victory over last season’s champions Sunderland.

The frustrating defeat against Liverpool last time out asked a few questions of this United second string, but early dominance suggested answers would soon be forthcoming. Eikrem’s 9th minute freekick got the Reds up and running, and he added another great strike from distance just after the half-hour to sandwich a cool finish from fellow Norwegian Joshua King and hand his side a 3-0 half-time advantage. The irrepressible King added a fourth goal ten minutes from time, ensuring a scoreline that truly reflected his team’s superiority.


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Cleverley’s U21 bow headlines long list of international callups

Posted by nickogs20 on September 3, 2009

As ever during international breaks, the main focus of fans and media is on the many United first-teamers away representing their countries in the next week or so (an alarming 16 away with senior national sides this time around), but there’s an equally lengthy list of young players in action in various age groups and competitions to keep track of. Here’s a quick rundown on who, where and when…


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United 5 Bury 0: Shakers shaken as Reds fire five

Posted by nickogs20 on August 27, 2009

August 27th 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Bury
Manchester United Reserves 5-0 Bury Reserves
Hewson 5
Macheda 31 (pen), 50
Stewart 36
Moffatt 70

United made an emphatic start to their bid to win the Manchester Senior Cup for a third consecutive year this evening, Bury the unfortunate side on the receiving end of a five-star showing from Ole Solskjaer’s Reserves at Moss Lane.

Sam Hewson picked up where he left off against Bolton on Monday night and handed the Reds a fifth-minute lead. Bury’s backline could have been forgiven at that point for thinking they were in for a long night, and so it proved as Kiko Macheda (twice), Cameron Stewart and Scott Moffatt all found the net and established a scoreline that barely reflected United’s dominance over the ninety minutes.


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International roundup (11/12 August): Tošić at the double; Brandy/Cleverley stake claims for U20 World Cup; trio make U21 debuts

Posted by nickogs20 on August 14, 2009

The much-maligned early season international fixtures may frustrate and worry club managers and fans alike, but they do offer a valuable opportunity for a number of young players across the continent and the globe to take the first steps towards establishing themselves in various age-group national teams for the long season ahead. World Cups at senior and youth level, the annual European finals at U19 and U17 level, another round of Euro U21 qualification – it all starts again here, and unsurprisingly there was plenty of United involvement over the past couple of days.


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