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United Youth Review of 2009: Part One

Posted by nickogs20 on December 31, 2009

With another eventful and successful calendar year for United’s reserve and academy teams drawing to a close, it’s time for the almost-inevitable 2009 retrospective. We start today with January through til March, covering some surprise transfer activity, one of the greatest reserve games of recent times and Wembley glory for some of Fergie’s latest batch of fledglings.


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Confirmed: United pull plug on Ljajić deal

Posted by nickogs20 on December 3, 2009

I reported last night that several English media sources were reporting that United had backed out of a deal to bring Partizan teenager Adem Ljajić to Old Trafford in January, and in a statement on the official website this morning, the club have confirmed that the deal is indeed off.


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Reserves: Hull 1 United 2 – Tošić tames the Tigers

Posted by nickogs20 on November 25, 2009

November 24th 2009, 7pm
Church Road, North Ferriby

Hull Man Utd
Hull City Reserves 1-2 Manchester United Reserves
Cullen 77 Tošić 58, 90+2

Two goals from Zoran Tošić – the last deep into injury time – were enough to hand the Reds a deserved away win over Hull City and avenge last year’s reverse at Church Road.

The Serb international brilliantly opened the scoring just before the hour mark with a clever finish after a mazy run into the Hull penalty area. Mark Cullen’s opportunistic strike after a rare lapse in concentration at the back by the Reds looked to have salvaged the home side a somewhat fortunate share of the spoils, but Ole Solskjaer’s side had other ideas, pushing for the winner right until the end in typical United fashion and getting just reward in the second minute of added time, Tošić slotting home from the edge of the box to secure another hard-earned three points in the Barclays Premier Reserve League North.


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October’s Player of the Month: Will Keane

Posted by nickogs20 on November 11, 2009

Scorer of four goals for the academy (including a derby hattrick) and key part of a successful England U17 side, Will Keane breaks the Norwegian strangehold on our monthly award so far this season to earn the honour for October.


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United 1 Liverpool 1 (Liverpool win 4-3 on pens): Reds robbed as shoot-out setback ends LSC reign

Posted by nickogs20 on October 30, 2009

October 29th 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United Reserves 1-1 Liverpool Reserves
Tošić 72 Eccleston 29


James MISSED Eccleston SCORED
de Laet MISSED

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side were left rueing the ineptitude of the officials and their own profligacy in front of goal as defeat – via a penalty shoot-out – to arch-rivals Liverpool at Moss Lane ended their hopes of a third successive Lancashire Senior Cup triumph.

Behind at the break through Nathan Eccleston’s well-taken (if a little fortuitous) strike, the Reds had nevertheless controlled the game and eventually got themselves level thanks to a terrific freekick from substitute Zoran Tošić. United’s Serbian winger was then clearly felled in the box, but instead of having a chance to win the tie with one well-earned spot-kick in normal time, the reigning champs had to endure the lottery of a shoot-out, where Liverpool ‘keeper Dean Bouzanis was the hero with decisive saves from Matt James and Ritchie de Laet.


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United 3 Blackburn 0: Reserves outclass Rovers to regain top spot

Posted by nickogs20 on October 23, 2009

October 22nd 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United Reserves 3-0 Blackburn Rovers Reserves
Eikrem 18
Brandy 80
Tošić 90+1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reserves kept up their 100% home record and moved back to the summit of the Premier Reserve League North this evening by defeating their Blackburn Rovers counterparts 3-0 at Moss Lane.

United were good value for the win, but were made to wait until the final ten minutes of the game to clinch all three points and give the scoreline some gloss. Magnus Eikrem’s superb 18th minute freekick had given the Reds an early lead, but despite proceeding to dominate the remainder of the match, it wasn’t until Febian Brandy rose highest to head home a Zoran Tošić corner on 80 minutes that the points were made safe. Tošić then rounded things off nicely with a well-struck effort from 20 yards inside injury time.


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United 4 Sunderland 0: Black Cats have no answer to the awesome norsemen

Posted by nickogs20 on October 3, 2009

October 1st 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Sunderland
Manchester United Reserves 4-0 Sunderland Reserves
Eikrem 9, 32
King 24, 78

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reserves got back to winning ways in sensational style at Moss Lane this evening, a brace apiece for Magnus Eikrem and Joshua King handing the Reds an emphatic 4-0 victory over last season’s champions Sunderland.

The frustrating defeat against Liverpool last time out asked a few questions of this United second string, but early dominance suggested answers would soon be forthcoming. Eikrem’s 9th minute freekick got the Reds up and running, and he added another great strike from distance just after the half-hour to sandwich a cool finish from fellow Norwegian Joshua King and hand his side a 3-0 half-time advantage. The irrepressible King added a fourth goal ten minutes from time, ensuring a scoreline that truly reflected his team’s superiority.


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Cleverley’s U21 bow headlines long list of international callups

Posted by nickogs20 on September 3, 2009

As ever during international breaks, the main focus of fans and media is on the many United first-teamers away representing their countries in the next week or so (an alarming 16 away with senior national sides this time around), but there’s an equally lengthy list of young players in action in various age groups and competitions to keep track of. Here’s a quick rundown on who, where and when…


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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 Bolton 0: More silverware for Solskjaer thanks to late Macheda winner

Posted by nickogs20 on August 17, 2009

August 17th 2009, 7.45pm
County Ground, Leyland

Man Utd Bolton
Manchester United Reserves 1-0 Bolton Wanderers Reserves
Macheda 86

United’s reserves have retained the Lancashire Senior Cup after Kiko Macheda’s winner four minutes from time settled a tense, closely-contested final at the County Ground in Leyland this evening.

With the game seemingly destined for penalties, the Reds’ Italian striker soared to meet Magnus Eikrem’s right-wing freekick and crash a great header against the crossbar before reacting quickest to nod home the rebound in predatory fashion, clinching an 11th LSC triumph in the club’s history.


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