MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1979/80 (CENTRAL LEAGUE)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8/18/79 Blackburn Rovers League Home 5-2 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran Houston Sloan 3 Lynam Davies Ritchie 2 B Greenhoff Worrall Connell
8/22/79 West Bromwich Albion League Away 2-2 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran 1 Houston Sloan Lynam Davies Paterson 1 Grimes Worrall Connell
8/25/79 Preston North End League Home 1-1 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran Houston Sloan Lynam Davies Ritchie 1 Grimes Worrall Roberts
9/1/79 Derby County League Away 1-1 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran Houston Sloan Lynam Davies Paterson 1 Grimes Worrall Connell
9/8/79 Burnley League Home 5-0 Hejazi Knox Duxbury Moran 1 Connell Sloan Lynam 1 Davies Ritchie 2 Paterson Worrall 1 Wray
9/15/79 Aston Villa League Away 0-1 Roche Knox Keen Moran Connell Sloan Lynam Haggett McGarvey Davies Worrall Roberts
9/18/79 Bolton Wanderers League Away 4-1 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran Connell Sloan McGarvey 3 Paterson Ritchie 1 Davies Worrall Haggett
9/22/79 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 0-3 Roche Knox Duxbury Moran Connell Sloan Lynam Paterson McGarvey Davies Worrall Haggett
9/29/79 Huddersfield Town League Away 0-4 Hejazi Knox Duxbury Moran Houston Haggett C McGrath Davies Lynam Ritchie Worrall Connell (9)
10/3/79 Bolton Wanderers League Home 2-1 Roche Duxbury Houston Moran Connell Sloan C McGrath Davies 1 Lynam McGarvey 1 Worrall Knox
10/6/79 Blackpool League Away 2-1 Hejazi Duxbury Houston Moran Connell 1 C McGrath Lynam Davies Ritchie McGarvey Worrall 1 Knox (7)
10/10/79 West Bromwich Albion League Home 1-1 Roche Duxbury Houston Moran Connell C McGrath Lynam Davies Ritchie McGarvey Worrall Knox 1 (11)
10/13/79 Sheffield United League Home 4-2 Hejazi Knox Duxbury Moran Connell Sloan C McGrath Davies 1 Ritchie McGarvey 3 Worrall Lynam (7)
10/20/79 Stoke City League Away 0-0 Roche Duxbury Houston Moran Connell Sloan McGarvey Knox Paterson Davies Worrall Lynam
10/24/79 Leeds United League Home 1-0 Roche Duxbury Houston 1 Moran Connell Sloan Lynam Davies Ritchie Paterson Worrall McGarvey
10/27/79 Everton League Home 0-2 Roche Duxbury Houston Moran Connell Knox Lynam Davies Ritchie McGarvey Worrall Roberts
11/3/79 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-2 Roche Knox Duxbury Paterson Connell Sloan 2 C McGrath Davies Jordan McGarvey Worrall Roberts
11/10/79 Manchester City League Home 2-0° 763 Roche Knox Duxbury Keen Connell C McGrath McGarvey Paterson 1 Jordan Ritchie Worrall Davies
11/17/79 Bury League Away 1-2 Roche Knox Duxbury Keen Connell Sloan Davies Ritchie 1 McGarvey Paterson Worrall Lynam (7)
11/24/79 Nottingham Forest League Away 0-0 Roche Knox Connell Keen Duxbury Davies Sloan C McGrath Paterson J Greenhoff Worrall Lynam
12/1/79 Coventry City League Home 5-1 Roche Knox Connell Duxbury McQueen Davies C McGrath Paterson 2 Ritchie 2 J Greenhoff Sloan 1 Worrall
12/8/79 Liverpool League Away 0-0 Roche Knox Connell Duxbury Houston Sloan Davies C McGrath J Greenhoff Ritchie Paterson Worrall
12/15/79 Newcastle United League Home 2-0 Roche Knox Connell Duxbury Moran Sloan Davies C McGrath J Greenhoff 1 Paterson 1 Worrall Lynam (6)
12/21/79 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 3-1 Roche Knox Connell Duxbury Moran C McGrath Sloan 1 Paterson Ritchie 1 J Greenhoff 1 Grimes Davies
1/12/80 Derby County League Home 1-1 Roche Knox Moran Duxbury Connell Sloan Grimes Davies Ritchie 1 Paterson Worrall Lynam
2/2/80 Aston Villa League Home 2-0 Roche Knox Moran Duxbury Albiston Sloan Lynam Paterson Ritchie 2 Davies Worrall McGarvey (7)
2/12/80 Preston North End League Away 0-1 Roche Jovanovic Moran Keen Albiston Sloan C McGrath Paterson Ritchie Lynam Grimes Worrall (10)
2/16/80 Huddersfield Town League Home 1-1 Roche Keen Albiston Jovanovic Moran Davies Sloan C McGrath Paterson 1 Lynam Worrall Knox (8)
2/19/80 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 1-2 Roche Knox Moran Jovanovic Albiston Sloan Lynam Paterson Ritchie 1 McGarvey Davies Keen
2/23/80 Sheffield United League Away 2-0 Roche Jovanovic Moran Keen Albiston Sloan 1 Knox Davies McGarvey 1 Paterson Worrall Lynam
2/26/80 Burnley League Away 1-0 Roche Jovanovic Moran Keen Albiston Sloan Davies Paterson Ritchie J Greenhoff Worrall 1 Knox (3)
3/1/80 Stoke City League Home 3-0 Roche Knox Moran Keen Albiston Keough Lynam McGarvey 2 J Greenhoff 1 Paterson Worrall Wray
3/15/80 Blackpool League Home 1-1 Roche Jovanovic Moran Duxbury Houston Sloan McGarvey Paterson J Greenhoff 1 Thomas Worrall Lynam (8)
3/22/80 Manchester City League Away 2-1 818 Roche Jovanovic Moran Houston Connell Sloan 1 Lynam 1 Duxbury J Greenhoff Davies Worrall McGarvey (3)
3/29/80 Bury League Home 2-0 Roche Jovanovic Moran Houston Connell Sloan Lynam 1 Duxbury 1 Ritchie Davies Worrall McGarvey (7)
4/2/80 Everton League Away 1-4 Roche Jovanovic Moran Houston Connell Sloan Duxbury Paterson Ritchie 1 J Greenhoff Worrall Davies (8)
4/5/80 Leeds United League Away 4-1 Pears Knox Moran 1 Houston Connell Sloan Lynam 2 Duxbury McGarvey Grimes 1 Worrall Davies
4/7/80 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 0-1 Pears Knox Moran Keen Connell Sloan Lynam Duxbury McGarvey Davies Worrall Wynn (6)
4/15/80 Coventry City League Away 2-1 Pears Jovanovic Moran Lane Connell Sloan Lynam Duxbury McGarvey 1 Knox Worrall Keen
4/19/80 Nottingham Forest League Home 2-1 Roche Jovanovic Keen Lane Connell Sloan Lynam Knox McGarvey 2 Davies Worrall Roberts (2)
4/26/80 Newcastle United League Away 1-1 Roche Roberts Keen Lane Connell Duxbury 1 Lynam Knox Davies Haggett Worrall Wynn
5/3/80 Liverpool League Home 1-1 Roche Jovanovic Houston Lane Connell Sloan Lynam 1 Duxbury McGarvey Grimes Worrall Davies (5)

 

RES APPS AND GOALS 1979/80
League
Name Apps Gls
Arthur Albiston 7
Tom Connell 29 (1) 1
Alan Davies 33 (2) 2
Mike Duxbury 34 2
Brian Greenhoff 1
Jimmy Greenhoff 10 4
Ashley Grimes 8 1
David Haggett 3
Nasser Hejazi 4
Stewart Houston 18 1
Joe Jordan 2
Nikolai Jovanovic 12
Nigel Keen 12
Danny Keough 1
Barry Knox 30 (4) 1
Martin Lane 4
Chris Lynam 26 (4) 6
Scott McGarvey 21 (3) 13
Chris McGrath 14
Gordon McQueen 1
Kevin Moran 33 3
Steve Paterson 25 7
Steve Pears 3
Andy Ritchie 22 15
Chris Roberts 1 (1)
Paddy Roche 35
Tom Sloan 35 9
Mickey Thomas 1
Gary Worrall 37 (1) 4
David Wynn (1)

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.

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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.

Articles :

Football taught by… Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy

Books :

Matt Busby : Soccer At The Top

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

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Sons of United

The Birth of the Babes

Fergie’s Fledglings