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

Posted by nickogs20 on August 14, 2010

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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Reserve League revamped for 2010/11

Posted by nickogs20 on June 23, 2010

As mooted back in April, details have reached us of extensive changes to the format of the Barclays Premier Reserve League for the coming season.


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Tottenham 1 United 3: U18s bounce back in style to stun Spurs

Posted by nickogs20 on August 29, 2009

August 29th 2009, 11am
Spurs Lodge, Chigwell

Tottenham Man Utd
Tottenham Hotspur U18s 1-3 Manchester United U18s
Oyenuga 48 Cofie 3
Brady 11
King 28

United’s U18 side produced the perfect response to last week’s opening day defeat with an impressive dismantling of Tottenham at Spurs Lodge this morning. The damage was done in a scintillating first half-hour as the Reds raced into a 3-0 lead with goals from John Cofie, Robbie Brady and Joshua King, and while Spurs pulled a goal back early in the second half and made much more of a fight of it, United weathered the storm and ultimately ran out comfortable winners.


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Super Campbell signs for Sunderland

Posted by nickogs20 on July 11, 2009

Not for the first time this week, a former United legend and club captain has strengthened his squad with an acquisition from his former club. This time the parties involved are Steve Bruce, Fraizer Campbell and Sunderland, with the 21-year old Reds forward moving to the Black Cats for an initial fee of £3.5m.


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Heaton and Campbell eyeing starting roles as Pearce names latest U21 squad

Posted by nickogs20 on November 12, 2008

Tom Heaton and Fraizer Campbell’s performances out on loan this season (at Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur respectively) continue to keep them in the England U21 picture, Stuart Pearce including both United youngsters in his squad for next week’s friendly against the Czech Republic.


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Campbell looking to seize surprise Spurs opportunity

Posted by nickogs20 on September 3, 2008

After an exhausting transfer deadline day where Premier League clubs were jostling for position in the race to secure his signature, Fraizer Campbell eventually became a Tottenham Hotspur player as the window slammed shut… temporarily at least.


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Amos, Welbeck named in provisional England Euro U19 squad

Posted by nickogs20 on June 18, 2008

England Under-19 head coach Brian Eastick has named a provisional 23 man squad ahead of the upcoming U19 European Championships, and United duo Ben Amos and Danny Welbeck are in. The squad will be trimmed down to a final travelling party of 18 for the tournament (being held in the Czech Republic), and while Welbeck should be a shoo-in to make the final cut, Amos faces a nervous wait. Middlesbrough keeper Jason Steele looks odds-on to be first choice, which leaves the United stopper competing with his Spurs counterpart David Button for the back-up role. Button has the advantage of having featured for the U19’s previously and having played at senior level (albeit making only one solitary appearance for Grays Athletic), but Amos’ strong end of season form and impressive display for the England U18’s against Austria may stand him in good stead.

The final squad of 18 will be announced nearer to the tournament’s start date of July 14th. You can view the full provisional squad here.

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Reds miss out on two youngsters, allegedly compete with Arsenal for two more

Posted by nickogs20 on June 18, 2008

Pablo PiattiThe transfer silly season is hotting up and, as ever, any player with an agent seeking to get his client a better deal or lucrative transfer is briefing any media outlet that cares to listen about interest from (among others) Manchester United. This is increasingly the case with youngsters as well, and with that in mind, this article comes with a free pinch of salt for every reader…

19 year old Argentine prospect Pablo Piatti has allegedly turned down approaches from United and Juventus to sign for Spanish side Almeria. Touted as, yawn, ‘the new Lionel Messi’ (anyone else noticed how ‘new Messi’ appears to have become the new ‘new Maradona’? Bit premature…), the Estudiantes forward was a member of Argentina’s victorious Under-20 World Cup squad last year and will be particularly notable to Football Manager fans. It should be noted that the only suggestion we were ever interested in acquiring Piatti has come from his new club Almeria, no doubt keen to hype up their new recruit and his decision to join them. More like a fistful of salt methinks.

More truth in this one – Standard Liege’s Jose-Paul Mpoku has turned us down in favour of joining Tottenham Hotspur. Mpoku’s one we’ve been known to have an interest in for a while but it seems Spurs’ interest was the one the 16 year-old became aware of first and the most serious. The Congolese-born Belgian national will move to White Hart Lane on a four year contract.

Onto those we may still sign (I emphasise ‘may’). Demetris Christofi and Mujanji Bia – ringing any bells? Me neither. Bia is a 19 year-old midfielder from DR Congo who plays in Belgium with Charleroi, and has intriguingly been compared to Franck Ribéry. Christofi is also 19 and plays for Omonoia Nicosia in his native Cyprus. The left-footed forward has only recently joined Omonoia but the club’s president has almost gleefully told the press that they would not stand in the player’s way should an offer come in for him (an offer that triples the £1m they spent on Christofi a month ago of course). Oh, and Arsenal are supposedly interested in both players as well. Can’t be emphasised enough that these are tribalfootball links – worth keeping an eye on though, you never know.

Just one other minor transfer snippet, concerning a former United academy player. David Jones, relegated with Derby last season, is apparently being lined up by Premier League newboys Stoke City for a return to the top division, where he would line-up alongside fellow United academy alumni Ryan Shawcross and Danny Pugh.

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