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Loan Update: October 2

Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2010

As far as senior debuts go, scoring late on to earn your side a point against the league leaders isn’t too shabby – especially if you’re a defender. Step forward Scott Wootton


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Loan Update: September 28

Posted by nickogs20 on September 29, 2010

An eye-catching cameo from Nick Ajose was the highlight as several loanees saw action on a full Tuesday night of Football League fixtures.


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De Laet’s a Belgian Blade

Posted by nickogs20 on September 25, 2010

Reds defender Ritchie de Laet has joined Championship side Sheffield United on loan for the next thirty days.


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U18s: Sheff Utd 1 United 1 – Blades battle back to earn a point

Posted by nickogs20 on September 18, 2010

September 18th 2010, 11am
Sheffield United Academy, Shirecliffe

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Sheffield United U18s 1-1 Manchester United U18s
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United’s U18s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-earned draw against Sheffield United at Shirecliffe.

Second best to a useful Blades outfit for much of the first half, United slowly came into the game and took the lead shortly after the break thanks to a brilliant Larnell Cole free-kick. Joe Ironside soon put the hosts back on level terms however, and despite both sides pushing for a winner in an entertaining contest, the Reds had to settle for a second successive 1-1 draw.


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Milk Cup 2009: Reds reign again in the Coleraine rain

Posted by nickogs20 on July 31, 2009

There was a distinct sense of deja vu in the air this evening as Paul McGuinness’ side took to the field for the Milk Cup final in exactly the same sort of atrocious Coleraine weather they experienced as they won the competition last season, and while there wasn’t quite the same dominant, swashbuckling performance that we witnessed 12 months ago, goals from Michael Ngoo and Etzaz Hussain ensured there was ultimately the same result – a Manchester United victory and more silverware for the Old Trafford trophy cabinet.


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Martin moves to Ipswich

Posted by nickogs20 on July 8, 2009

Ipswich manager and United legend Roy Keane has returned to his old stomping ground to take Lee Martin to Portman Road on a permanent deal, with the winger leaving Old Trafford after 5 and a half years at the club.


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United 0 Sheff Utd 0: U18s draw blank against Blades

Posted by nickogs20 on March 21, 2009

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Manchester United U18s 0-0 Sheffield United U18s

On a misty, murky morning at Carrington, these two sides served up a match in keeping with the conditions as United huffed and puffed but never really came near blowing the Sheffield United house down. With the Blades content to play on the break and increasingly happy to settle for a point as the match wore on, the Reds saw the vast majority of the possession but couldn’t break down the massed ranks in defence for the visitors. As it turned out, it was Sheffield United who came closest to troubling the scorers when Joe Smith’s shot a minute into the second half crashed against the crossbar.


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Reds take Sheffield United youngster on trial

Posted by nickogs20 on September 15, 2008

As anyone reading Saturday’s U18 match report will have learned, United currently have midfielder Lee Askham on trial at the club from Sheffield United. Here’s a bit more about him…


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Lee Martin considering his options; Alumni on the move

Posted by nickogs20 on July 1, 2008

With everyone due back at Carrington for the start of pre-season in the next couple of days, one of the first players to be knocking on the manager’s door will be winger Lee Martin. Martin has effectively spent the last two and a half years out on loan, enjoying spells at Antwerp, Rangers, Stoke City, Plymouth and Sheffield United in that period, and at 21 years old the youngster from Taunton will be keen to find out how he fits into the manager’s plans – if at all.

Martin featured in just nine games for the Bramall Lane club in the second half of last season before succumbing to a knee ligament injury (injuries also curtailed or disrupted his spells at Rangers and Plymouth), but the Yorkshire club’s rumoured interest in recruiting the player on a permanent basis suggests he did enough to impress Blades boss Kevin Blackwell. Should SAF decree that Lee’s future lies away from Old Trafford and were Sheffield United to come in with an offer, would the interest be reciprocated? An interview with the Yorkshire Daily Post would suggest so:

“I’m still at United and it’s a matter of going back on the first of July and speaking to the gaffer. It’s all up in the air and nothing has been said yet. It’s a bit weird and just a waiting game at the minute. I enjoyed my time at Sheffield United and would definitely go back if an offer came in. But it’s out of my hands.”

They definitely have a great chance (of achieving promotion to the Premier League). I think they have got one of the strongest squads in the Championship and with the gaffer, Kevin Blackwell, they’ve got a really talented manager. It’s a massive club which belongs in the Premiership. They know they have to get there next season and after such a strong finish under Kevin they will fancy their chances.”


Elsewhere, with the transfer window now officially open, a number of former United academy players are on the move. Former Reserves skipper David Jones is the most high-profile, leaving relegated Derby County to join up with former reserves team-mate Sylvan Ebanks-Blake at Wolves in a deal worth £1.2m. Goalkeeper Ben Williams has left Crewe to join Carlisle United (This interview with Radio Cumbria includes some interesting accounts of his time at United), while forward Eddie Johnson has rejoined Crewe on trial after being released by Bradford.

Meanwhile a more recent academy graduate seemingly has clubs fighting to secure his services. Ritchie Jones’ contract with United officially expired yesterday and, as reported here last week, Swindon have offered him the chance to spend pre-season with them. The Wiltshire side face competition for the midfielder’s signing though, with Burnley, Tranmere Rovers and Hearts of the SPL all showing interest.

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Loan and International Roundup – May 3-4

Posted by nickogs20 on May 6, 2008

copyright www.swanseacity.premiumtv.co.ukAs Febian Brandy crowns his League One title-winning loan spell with the winning goal in Swansea’s final game at Brighton, it’s disappointment all round on final day for United’s Championship contingent… Read the rest of this entry »

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