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Reserves: Oldham 1 United 2 – Rio returns as Kiko hits clincher

Posted by nickogs20 on September 1, 2010

September 1st 2010, 7.30pm
Bower Fold, Stalybridge

oldham Man Utd
Oldham Athletic Reserves 1-2 Manchester United Reserves
Jacobson 47 Ajose 49
Macheda 76

United’s reserves made it two wins from two in this year’s Manchester Senior Cup with a hard-fought win over Oldham Athletic.

While the performance left something to be desired, there was lots to be pleased about in the form of fine goals from Nicky Ajose and Federico Macheda, yet another comeback victory and important stepping stones on the road back to full fitness for Anderson, Wes Brown and, most notably, Rio Ferdinand, who completed 45 minutes on his comeback from the knee injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.


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Bolton 1 United 3: Reserves start season in style as Bolton are beaten again

Posted by nickogs20 on August 25, 2009

August 24th 2009, 7pm
County Ground, Leyland

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers Reserves 1-3 Manchester United Reserves
O’Halloran 10 Cathcart 3
Tošić 45
Hewson 82

United’s reserves got their Barclays Premier Reserve League North campaign off to winning start this evening with an ultimately convincing 3-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers. Returning to the County Ground in Leyland, scene of last week’s Lancashire Senior Cup Final triumph against the same opposition, a much more open and exciting match than that encounter saw the Reds seize control of the game in the second half after a much more even first 45 minutes that had seen Craig Cathcart and Wanderers’ Michael O’Halloran trade early goals and Zoran Tošić hand Ole Solskjaer’s side a slightly fortuitous lead on the stroke of half-time.

The second half turned into something of a duel between a much more dominant United and Robert Lainton in the Bolton goal, with numerous opportunities to kill off the match going begging before Sam Hewson finally secured all three points and an opening day win with a late header.


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United 1 Newcastle 1: Reserves frustrated as wonder-strike earns the Toon a point

Posted by nickogs20 on April 23, 2009

April 23rd 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Newcastle
Manchester United Reserves 1-1 Newcastle United Reserves
C. Evans 8 Danquah 19
Fábio missed pen 78

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side secured a top three finish in the Barclays Premier Reserve League North – with one game to go – at Moss Lane this evening, but saw a Newcastle wondergoal and a Fábio da Silva penalty miss frustrate their bid to clinch second place in the table. Corry Evans’ first goal of the season put the Reds into a deserved early lead, but United were rocked on their heels ten minutes later as, against the run of play, the visitors levelled things up thanks to a sensational strike from distance by Frank Wiafe Danquah.

Newcastle were unfortunate to see a perfectly good headed goal from Nile Ranger chalked off for a mysterious foul, but it was United who looked the more likely winners as the game wore on, and when Lee Martin was felled in the box by Ben Tozer with just over ten minutes remaining, they had their chance. Unfortunately, Fábio’s spot-kick was kept out by Tim Krul, and despite late chances for both sides, a winner wasn’t to be forthcoming.


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Preston 0 United 4: Reserves turn on the second-half style en route to another final

Posted by nickogs20 on April 20, 2009

April 20th 2009, 2pm
Deepdale, Preston

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Preston North End Reserves 0-4 Manchester United Reserves
Drinkwater 58
Martin 60
Ajose 75
James 84

United may have suffered semi-final heartbreak at Wembley yesterday, but no such fate or drama awaited the reserves today as a stirring second-half display saw them comfortably overcome Preston by four goals to nil on a beautifully sunny afternoon at Deepdale. After dominating a tepid first-half without overly threatening the Preston goal, the Reds found their shooting boots in the second half and simply overpowered a Lilywhites side who worked hard but were ultimately out of their depth.

Goals from Danny Drinkwater, Lee Martin, sub Nicky Ajose and an absolute screamer from Matt James sent Ole Solskjaer’s side through to a second consecutive LSC Final (against either Blackburn or Bolton) in some style, and there was further good news for Reds fans in the form of Wes Brown’s return to action after a long injury lay-off, the England defender completing nearly an hour at right-back.


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Young trio fly out to join the first-team in Africa

Posted by nickogs20 on July 24, 2008

With Wes Brown flying home yesterday after the tragic death of his sister and a number of first-teamers nursing slight knocks, Sir Alex has sent for reinforcements for the remainder of the Reds’ tour of Africa. Young reserves Rodrigo Possebon, Craig Cathcart and Tom Cleverley have flown out to the squad’s current base in the South African city of Pretoria ahead of Saturday’s final Vodacom Challenge match and the encounter with Portsmouth in Nigeria the following day.

Cathcart and Cleverley offer cover for the departing Brown at centre-back and right-back respectively, and Cleverley’s call-up in particular is reward for a huge improvement over the past 12 months, but it’s the dispatch of Rodrigo to SA that will be of real interest to most fans. The Brazilian had been highly tipped to go on tour originally and his stand-out performances in the reserves’ first two friendlies have only served to increase the buzz around the 19 year-old. With two matches in the space of 24 hours this weekend, we can expect to see most, if not all, of what is now a 23-man squad get some time on the pitch, and both games are live on MUTV (with the Vodacom Challenge match against either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates also being shown by Setanta).

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