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Reserves: Oxford 1 United 2: Reds ride their luck as Ajose nicks the winner

Posted by nickogs20 on July 27, 2010

July 27th 2010, 7.45pm
Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Oxford Man Utd
Oxford United 1-2 Manchester United XI
Constable 45 Eikrem 45, missed pen 5
Ajose 90

United’s Reserves got their pre-season campaign back on track with a late late victory over Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

After spurning an early chance to take the lead when Magnus Eikrem saw his penalty saved, the Reds seemed to have snatched a half-time advantage when the Norwegian made amends by curling home a free-kick a minute before the break, only for the hosts to respond immediately through James Constable. Oxford had the better of an extremely competitive second half and looked the more likely winners but, with time almost up, Nicky Ajose popped up at the far post to volley home and clinch a dramatic win in textbook United fashion.


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Injuries threaten Youth Cup bid

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2009

With the Reds’ Youth Cup third round tie with Birmingham City just a fortnight away, the pool of available players for Paul McGuinness to choose from for that match seems to be dwindling by the day.


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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 1 Southampton 3: Ruthless Saints punish new-look Reds for rookie mistakes

Posted by nickogs20 on August 22, 2009

August 22nd 2009, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Southampton
Manchester United U18s 1-3 Southampton U18s
Tunnicliffe 17 Keegan 49
Preen 52 (pen)
McNish 80

United’s new-look Under-18 side were given a harsh lesson in the realities of academy league football this morning after dominating long spells of their opening day clash with Southampton and still conspiring to fall to a 3-1 defeat.

With Carrington bathed in sunshine, things looked bright for a team containing seven new scholars when they took an early lead through a superbly-crafted goal from Ryan Tunnicliffe, yet a disastrous start to the second half saw the pendulum swing firmly in the Saints’ direction, as costly defensive mistakes handed goals to Jordan Keegan and – from the penalty spot – Garyn Preen.

The Reds poured forward in search of an equaliser but the visitors’ defence held firm and Callum McNish produced the goal of the game on the counter attack to clinch all three points for the boys from the South Coast.


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Rossi, Macheda, Petrucci….. now Massacci?

Posted by nickogs20 on July 3, 2009

In what appears to be becoming an annual event, United have seemingly secured the services of another promising Italian youngster – this time 16 year-old defender Alberto Massacci from Empoli.


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United 3 Blackburn 2: Glimpse of the future as U18s round off season with a win

Posted by nickogs20 on May 7, 2009

May 6th 2009, 5.15pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United U18s 3-2 Blackburn Rovers U18s
Lingard 6 Hitchcock 25, 51
King 43
Ajose 63

An extremely youthful United U18 side narrowly edged an entertaining encounter with Blackburn Rovers this afternoon and finished their league campaign on a real high, as Paul McGuinness took the opportunity to field the sort of side we may well see when the Premier Academy League kicks off again in August. Eight schoolboys were involved and another two made the bench, with the rest of the side made up of the first year scholars that will provide the ‘experience’ next season.

One of those schoolboys, Jesse Lingard, handed United an early lead with an impudent finish, quite a way to mark your debut. Blackburn then had the better of the first half and levelled with a goal from Tom Hitchcock (son of former Chelsea keeper Kevin), but United retook the lead minutes before the break through Joshua King, very much against the run of play. Hitchcock levelled for a second time in the second half, but a much improved United display brought the reward of a fine winner from top scorer Nicky Ajose just after the hour mark.


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United 1 Wolves 2: Bad day all-round on the home front as U18s lose out

Posted by nickogs20 on March 14, 2009

Man Utd Wolves
Manchester United U18s 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s
Norwood 15 (pen) Mendez-Laing (2)



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Crewe 2 United 3: Dream return for Galbraith as U18s return to winning ways

Posted by nickogs20 on March 7, 2009

Crewe Alexandra Man Utd
Crewe Alexandra U18s 2-3 Manchester United U18s
Titchiner 26, 62 Brandão 16
Tunnicliffe 50
Galbraith 85

After successive defeats to Manchester City and Stoke, United U18s re-found their form to pick up their eighth win in eleven away matches this season and avenge their loss to today’s opponents Crewe at Carrington back in October. The Reds left it late but undeniably deserved all three points at Alexandra Park, and the way in which they were secured was particularly pleasing, Danny Galbraith marking his return from hellish injury problems by scoring the winner five minutes from time. United had earlier taken the lead twice through goals from Evandro Brandão and Ryan Tunnicliffe, only to be pegged back both times by strikes from Crewe striker Alex Titchiner.


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Tunnicliffe and Fryers help England U17 join the elite

Posted by nickogs20 on October 28, 2008

United U16s Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ezekiel Fryers played their part as England U17s progressed from the first round through to the Elite qualifying stage for next summer’s U17 European Championships.


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England U21 and U17 squad announcements see four Reds named

Posted by nickogs20 on October 2, 2008

EnglandWith vital European Championship qualifiers coming up at both U21 and U17 level, the England coaches at both levels have each named a pair of United youngsters in their squads.


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