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Devlin makes Hartlepool loan switch

Posted by nickogs20 on September 28, 2010

Following in the recent footsteps of Ritchie de Laet and Nick Ajose, Reds keeper Conor Devlin has joined the current loan exodus from Old Trafford after finalising a month-long temporary move to League One side Hartlepool United.


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Burscough 1 United Reserves 3: OGS and his young charges off to a flying start

Posted by nickogs20 on July 12, 2008

Burscough FC Manchester United
Burscough F.C. 1-3 MUFC Reserves

Brookes 88 Cleverley 8
Brandy 42
Possebon 61

1. Conor Devlin (13. Sam Johnstone ’69)
2. David Gray (c)
3. Richard Eckersley (14. Reece Brown ’29)
4. Craig Cathcart
5. James Chester
6. Rodrigo Possebon
7. Magnus Eikrem (12. Jimmy Derbyshire ’59)
8. Daniel Drinkwater (15. Matty James ’69)
9. Febian Brandy
10. Tom Cleverley
11. Federico Macheda (16. Joshua King ’46)


Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley

Drinkwater – Possebon – Cleverley – Eikrem

Brandy – Macheda


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as reserve manager got off to a fine start at Victoria Park as the Reds ran out deserved 3-1 winners against a competitive and physically imposing Burscough side. Goals from Tom Cleverley, Febian Brandy and Rodrigo Possebon were enough to secure a comfortable victory over the Blue Square North team, who got some reward for a determined display with a late consolation from David Brookes.

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Burscough beckons as reserves kick off pre-season

Posted by nickogs20 on July 11, 2008

The season starts here then. Near enough two months on from the Manchester Senior Cup victory that brought last season to a successful close, the reserves are set to take to the field for the first time in a new campaign as the all-new management team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Warren Joyce take their charges to Burscough for the first in a triple-header of Saturday friendlies designed to get the team into their stride ahead of the Lancashire Senior Cup Final against Liverpool at the end of the month.

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Ritchie Jones signs for Hartlepool

Posted by nickogs20 on July 4, 2008

Hearts, Barnsley, Tranmere Rovers, Swindon, Port Vale… all have appeared on the verge of securing Ritchie Jones’ signature over the last week or so following his release by United, but seemingly from nowhere it’s Hartlepool United who have snuck in under the radar and snapped up the 22 year-old.

Jones has been in advanced talks with Swindon and even underwent medicals at Hearts and Port Vale over the last couple of days but the midfielder has opted to sign for the North-East club, who finished last season 15th in League One. That decision, or rather the failure of the player and his agent to keep the other interested parties fully appraised of the situation, has irked Swindon boss Maurice Malpas and his Port Vale counterpart Lee Sinnott, the latter telling his club’s official website:

“On Thursday morning when we got in touch with him we were informed he would be coming to sign the forms yesterday afternoon at 4.00pm.

“Things changed again and we were expecting him to come to the club this afternoon at 4.00pm, but then at 3.15 we found out he wouldn’t be coming and he had signed for Hartlepool.

“These things happen in football, but perhaps when he looks back on things he will realise he could have kept us in the loop.

“We have been trying to contact him all day yesterday and again today. Perhaps people will be able to draw their own conclusions on that.

All that will be of little consequence to Hartlepool manager Danny Wilson, who has described the signing as ‘a feather in our cap’ on the Monkey Hangers’ official site:

“Potentially we have an excellent player on our books – he has a fantastic pedigree in terms of upbringing. Where better to start out from the age of 9 than Manchester United?

“He has some very good habits so that’s one thing we won’t have to work on.

“We’ve brought another potentially very good player in and there now becomes some intense competition in that area and that is what we want.

“Ritchie has high fitness levels, he can get goals and he is creative but as I have said before, he also has a big test in front of him to get into the team and stay there.”

Good luck to Ritchie at Victoria Park.

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