MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1974/75 (CENTRAL LEAGUE)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8/17/74 Everton League Home 0-2 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin Sidebottom James Sutcliffe McCreery Anderson Graham Bielby Nicholl
8/24/74 Burnley League Away 1-3 Roche McKeown Albiston Graham Sidebottom James Sutcliffe 1 Anderson McCreery Nicholl Bielby
8/27/74 Huddersfield Town League Away 1-3 Roche McKeown Albiston Graham Sidebottom James Sutcliffe 1 Kelly Anderson Macari Young McCreery
8/31/74 Nottingham Forest League Home 2-0 851 Roche McKeown Albiston Graham 1 Sidebottom James Sutcliffe Anderson Fitzpatrick Nicholl Macari McCreery 1 (10)
9/3/74 Bury League Away 2-1
9/14/74 Sheffield United League Home 4-0 Roche McKeown Albiston Graham 1 James 1 Nicholl 1 Sutcliffe Fitzpatrick Anderson Young McCreery 1 Botham (10)
9/18/74 Bury League Home 4-0 1,301 Graham James Nicholl 1 Sutcliffe 1 Anderson 1 Botham 1 (9)
9/21/74 West Bromwich Albion League Away 1-1 Roche McKeown Albiston Fitzpatrick James Nicholl Sutcliffe McCreery Anderson 1 Graham Martin
9/28/74 Stoke City League Home 0-1 Roche McKeown Albiston Graham James Nicholl Sutcliffe Fitzpatrick Anderson Botham Kelly Grimshaw (10)
10/5/74 Blackburn Rovers League Home 2-2 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin Sidebottom Nicholl Sutcliffe Graham Anderson Young 1 Botham Kelly 1 (11)
10/12/74 Leeds United League Away 2-2 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin Sidebottom Nicholl Sutcliffe Kelly Anderson 1 McCreery Graham 1
10/14/74 Manchester City League Home 2-2° 2,076 Roche McKeown Bradley Martin 1 James Nicholl Morris Kelly Lowey Anderson Young Fitzpatrick
10/19/74 Huddersfield Town League Home 0-2 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin Sidebottom Nicholl Morris Kelly Graham Anderson Young James
10/26/74 Blackpool League Away 1-1 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin Sidebottom Nicholl Sutcliffe Anderson Graham 1 Young McCreery
11/2/74 Aston Villa League Away 2-2 Roche Albiston Nicholl Sutcliffe 1 Graham 1 Fitzpatrick (?)
11/9/74 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 1-3 Roche McKeown Albiston Martin James Nicholl Sutcliffe Kelly 1 McCreery Lowey Young Fitzpatrick
11/16/74 Coventry City League Away 3-1 Roche Young Albiston Martin 1 James Griffiths Fitzpatrick 1 Graham Lowey Kelly 1 Bielby
11/23/74 Derby County League Home 0-0
11/30/74 Liverpool League Away 2-4° Roche McKeown Albiston Martin 1 Sidebottom Griffiths Sutcliffe Kelly McCreery Lowey Young
12/7/74 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 1-1 Ryan McKeown Albiston Martin James 1 Nicholl Sutcliffe Kelly Lowey McCreery Young Griffiths (7)
12/10/74 Sheffield United League Away 0-1 Roche Albiston James Nicholl Lowey Loughnane Bielby
12/14/74 Everton League Away 0-5 Roche Young Albiston Storey James Griffiths Morris Nicholl Lowey McCreery McCalliog Kelly (10)
12/21/74 Bolton Wanderers League Home 2-0
12/28/74 Newcastle United League Home 2-1 Roche Forsyth Bielby Nicholl Bradley Griffiths Sutcliffe Kelly 2 Lowey McCreery McCalliog
1/11/75 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 0-1 Ryan Bradley Albiston Martin Griffiths Nicholl Kelly R Davies Lowey McCreery Bielby Fitzpatrick (9)
2/1/75 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 1-2 Roche Penfold Griffiths Storey Sidebottom Nicholl Sutcliffe Kelly R Davies 1 McCreery Martin Bielby (1)
2/8/75 Aston Villa League Home 3-0 Ryan Penfold Bielby Griffiths Sidebottom Gilmour Storey Clark Sutcliffe Baldwin 1 Botham 2
2/22/75 Coventry City League Home 2-1 Ryan Penfold Albiston Storey Griffiths Nicholl Morgan Kelly Baldwin McCreery 1 Daly 1
3/1/75 Nottingham Forest League Away 0-3 Roche Bradley Albiston Griffiths Sidebottom Martin Kelly Sutcliffe R Davies Baldwin Nicholl
3/5/75 Manchester City League Away 1-1 3,398 Ryan Bradley Albiston Clark Sidebottom Nicholl Morgan Storey R Davies Baldwin 1 Martin
3/8/75 Preston North End League Home 0-2 Roche Bradley Albiston Clark Sidebottom Nicholl Morgan Storey R Davies McCreery Martin Morris
3/12/75 Stoke City League Away 1-1 Ryan Bradley Albiston Nicholl 1 Sidebottom Griffiths Grimshaw Morgan R Davies Loughnane Morris
3/15/75 Bolton Wanderers League Away 0-0 Roche McKeown Albiston Clark Sidebottom Nicholl Morgan Storey R Davies McCreery Martin
3/22/75 West Bromwich Albion League Home 0-2 Ryan Young Albiston Clark Sidebottom Martin Morgan McCreery Loughnane Storey Kelly
3/26/75 Newcastle United League Away 2-2 Ryan Bradley Albiston Clark Kirkup Martin 1 Sutcliffe Kelly Loughnane 1 McCreery Grimshaw Bielby (5)
4/5/75 Leeds United League Home 0-1 Roche Bradley Albiston Storey Sidebottom Martin Sutcliffe Kelly Lowey McCreery Grimshaw Bielby (11)
4/7/75 Liverpool League Home 0-1 Roche Bradley Albiston Clark Sidebottom Martin Loughnane Nicholl Lowey McCreery Young
4/12/75 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-1 Roche Bradley Albiston Clark 1 Sidebottom Martin Sutcliffe Kelly Lowey McCreery 1 Bielby
4/17/75 Preston North End League Away 3-1
4/19/75 Blackpool League Home 2-2 Roche Bradley Albiston Storey Sidebottom Nicholl Morgan Loughnane Lowey Grimshaw Martin 2 Fitzpatrick
4/28/75 Derby County League Away
4/30/75 Burnley League Home

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74/75 by Wayne Barton 

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The Manchester United Academy was established in 1998, following the reorganisation of youth football in England, but has roots stretching all the way back to the 1930s with the establishment of the Manchester United Junior Athletic Club (MUJAC). and has been responsible for producing some of Manchester United’s greatest ever players, including the club’s top five all-time appearance makers, Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, and the new wave of home-grown talents known as Fergie’s Fledglings. The current academy is based at the club’s Aon Training Complex, an 85-acre (340,000 m2) site in the Manchester suburb of Carrington.

The Manchester United youth team is statistically the most successful in English football, with nine players in the English football Hall of Fame (Duncan Edwards, Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Nobby Stiles, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Johnny Giles). Manchester United also have the best FA Youth Cup record, winning on 10 occasions out of 14 final appearances.

The academy comprises age-group teams ranging from Under-9s up to the flagship Under-18s, who currently compete in Group C of the Premier Academy League and in the FA Youth Cup. The Under-16s and Under-18s typically play their academy league games at 11am on Saturday mornings at Carrington, while Youth Cup games are generally played at either Altrincham‘s Moss Lane ground (where the under-23s play their home games) or the club’s 76,000-capacity Old Trafford home, in order to cater for the greater number of supporters these fixtures attract.

In 2007, Manchester United Under-18s won the Champions Youth Cup, intended to be an analogue to the FIFA Club World Cup for youth sides, beating Juventus 1–0 in the final in Malaysia. It was their first and only title, since the tournament was scrapped after only one edition.

Recommended Reading on Manchester United’s reserve, youth team and the history of United’s style of play.

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Matt Busby : Soccer At The Top

The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying : The Biography of Jimmy Murphy

Sons of United

The Birth of the Babes

Fergie’s Fledglings