Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8/29/81 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 3-0 Roche Jovanovic Connell Sloan Garton Lane Davies M Hughes McGarvey 2 Wynn 1 Worrall Keough
9/1/81 Everton League Away 1-2 Roche Jovanovic Connell Duxbury Nicholl Lane Sloan M Hughes McGarvey 1 Wynn Worrall Davies (5)
9/5/81 Aston Villa League Away 0-2 Roche Jovanovic Connell Keough Garton Lane Davies M Hughes McGarvey Wynn Worrall Jeffrey (3)
9/12/81 Blackpool League Home 1-2 Roche Jovanovic Connell Sloan Moran Lane Davies M Hughes McGarvey 1 Wynn Lynam McDermott
9/19/81 Coventry City League Away 0-0 Roche Jovanovic Connell Sloan Nicholl Lane Lynam Duxbury McGarvey Moran Wynn Davies
9/26/81 Derby County League Home 0-2 Roche Whelan Connell Sloan Nicholl Lane Davies M Hughes Lynam Keough Wynn Stevenson (4)
10/3/81 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-2 Roche Jovanovic Connell Davies Whelan Lane Lynam 1 Nicholl McGarvey 1 Grimes Worrall Sloan
10/7/81 Nottingham Forest League Home 0-1 Smith Jovanovic Connell Davies Nicholl Lane Lynam Sloan McGarvey Grimes Worrall Whelan
10/10/81 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 2-1 Roche Nicholl 1 Connell Davies Garton Duxbury Lynam Keough McGarvey 1 Wynn Worrall Sloan
10/17/81 West Bromwich Albion League Away 1-2 Roche Nicholl Connell Davies Garton Lane Lynam Keough McGarvey 1 Macari Worrall Sloan (8)
10/24/81 Liverpool League Home 2-3 Roche Nicholl Connell Davies Jovanovic Lane Lynam Sloan McGarvey 2 Wynn Worrall Keough (10)
10/31/81 Leeds United League Away 1-0 Roche Nicholl 1 Connell Davies Jovanovic Lane Lynam Sloan McGarvey Wynn Worrall Keough (11)
11/7/81 Bury League Away 0-0 Roche Nicholl Connell Davies Garton Lane Lynam Sloan McGarvey Wynn Worrall Keough
11/21/81 Manchester City League Home 0-1 571 Pears Jovanovic Connell Davies McQueen Lane Lynam Sloan McGarvey Wynn Macari Keough
11/28/81 Burnley League Away 2-1 Pears Nicholl Connell Jovanovic Lane Garton Davies Sloan 1 McGarvey 1 Wynn Worrall Blackmore (11)
12/5/81 Preston North End League Home 3-2 Pears Nicholl Connell Jovanovic Garton Lane Davies Sloan 1 McGarvey 1 Wynn Worrall 1 Lynam (6)
1/20/82 Sheffield United League Home 1-1 Pears Duxbury 1 Lane Buchan McQueen Connell Sloan Wynn Worrall McGarvey Davies Keough (3)
1/23/82 Newcastle United League Home 1-0 Pears McDermott Grimes Connell Garton Jeffrey Davies Sloan McGarvey 1 Wynn Worrall Keough (10)
1/30/82 Coventry City League Home 1-0 Roche McDermott Grimes Connell Jeffrey Buchan Davies 1 Sloan McGarvey McIlroy Worrall Keough
2/2/82 Bolton Wanderers League Away 0-0 Pears Gidman Grimes Connell Jeffrey Buchan Davies Sloan McGarvey McIlroy Worrall Keough (3)
2/6/82 Blackpool League Away 4-0 Roche McDermott Lane Connell 1 Jeffrey Whelan 1 Davies 1 Sloan Lynam 1 Keough Worall Garton
2/8/82 Huddersfield Town League Home 1-3 Pears McDermott Lane Connell Jeffrey Whelan Davies Sloan 1 McGarvey Moses Worrall Keough (9)
2/13/82 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-2 Pears McDermott Lane Connell Jeffrey Danks Davies Sloan 1 Lynam Keough Worrall Whelan
2/20/82 Derby County League Away 0-2 Roche Nicholl Lane Dempsey Garton Danks Davies Sloan Lynam Connell Wynn Worrall (11)
2/24/82 Nottingham Forest League Away 1-0 Roche Whelan Grimes Moses McQueen Danks Sloan Whiteside McGarvey Dempsey Reynolds 1 Lane (4)
2/27/82 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 4-1 Roche Nicholl Grimes Dempsey McQueen Danks Sloan Whiteside 2 Davies 1 Keough Reynolds 1 Worrall (11)
3/1/82 Aston Villa League Home 1-1 Roche Nicholl 1 Grimes Connell McQueen Danks Sloan McGarvey Davies Keough Reynolds Worrall (3)
3/6/82 West Bromwich Albion League Home 0-1 Roche Whelan Connell McQueen Garton Sloan Dempsey Moses Lynam Davies Reynolds Lane
3/12/82 Liverpool League Away 0-3 Pears Nicholl Connell Davies McQueen Jeffrey Sloan Moses McGarvey Lynam Reynolds Carberry (10)
3/20/82 Leeds United League Home 2-0 Roche Nicholl Grimes Keough McQueen 1 Garton Sloan Dempsey Whiteside Carberry 1 Davies Whelan (8)
3/23/82 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 0-2 Roche Duxbury Connell Keough McQueen Garton Sloan Dempsey McGarvey Carberry Grimes Whelan
3/30/82 Stoke City League Away 3-1 Pears Duxbury Grimes Keough Garton Hogg Sloan 1 Dempsey McGarvey 1 Whiteside 1 Davies Worrall
4/3/82 Newcastle United League Away 3-0 Pears Whelan Connell Keough Garton P McGrath Sloan Dempsey Lynam 1 Whiteside 1 Davies 1 Worrall (10)
4/10/82 Bolton Wanderers League Home 5-0 Roche McDermott Whelan 1 Dempsey Garton P McGrath Sloan Keough Lynam 2 Whiteside 1 Davies 1 Worrall (10)
4/12/82 Huddersfield Town League Away 2-0 Roche McDermott Whelan Dempsey Garton P McGrath Sloan Keough Lynam 2 Whiteside Davies Worrall (10)
4/17/82 Manchester City League Away 3-0 579 Roche McDermott Wynn Dempsey Garton P McGrath Sloan Keough Carberry 1 Whiteside 2 Davies Worrall (7)
4/24/82 Burnley League Home 4-0 Roche McDermott Whelan Dempsey Garton P McGrath Worrall Keough Lynam 2 Carberry 2 Davies Hogg (5)
4/29/82 Everton League Home 0-2 Pears McDermott Whelan Dempsey P McGrath Buchan Moses Keough Lynam Carberry Davies M Hughes (6)
5/1/82 Preston North End League Away 0-0 Roche Hill Whelan Dempsey Garton P McGrath Sloan Keough Lynam Carberry Blackmore Hogg (6)
5/8/82 Stoke City League Home 2-2 Roche Hill Whelan Dempsey 1 Garton P McGrath Sloan Keough Whiteside 1 Carberry Davies M Hughes (2)
5/12/82 Bury League Home 0-2 Roche Hill Whelan Dempsey P McGrath Hogg Sloan Keough McGarvey M Hughes Worrall Carberry
5/14/82 Sheffield United League Away 1-0 Roche Hill Whelan Dempsey P McGrath Duxbury Sloan Keough M Hughes 1 Reynolds Davies Worrall


Name Apps Gls
Clayton Blackmore 1 (1)
Martin Buchan 4
D Carberry 7 (1) 4
Tom Connell 29 1
Danks 5
Alan Davies 36 (1) 5
Mark Dempsey 17 1
Mike Duxbury 7 1
Billy Garton 20
John Gidman 1
Ashley Grimes 11
Andy Hill 4
Graeme Hogg 2 (2)
Mark Hughes 7 (2) 1
David Jeffrey 7 (1)
Nikolai Jovanovic 12
Danny Keough 21 (6)
Martin Lane 20 (1)
Chris Lynam 22 (1) 9
Kel McDermott 10
Scott McGarvey 26 13
Paul McGrath 10
Gordon McQueen 9 1
Lou Macari 2
Remi Moses 5
Kevin Moran 2
Jimmy Nicholl 17 3
Steve Pears 12
Andy Reynolds 6 2
Paddy Roche 29
Tom Sloan 36 (1) 5
Smith 1
Alan Stevenson (1)
Anto Whelan 15 (1) 2
Norman Whiteside 9 8
Gary Worrall 21 (7) 1
David Wynn 17 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.


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


Sons of United

The Birth of the Babes

Fergie’s Fledglings

A huge thanks to Eifion Evans for his assistance.