Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8/28/82 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-0 Pears Whelan Grimes Buchan Hogg Keough 1 Bodak 1 Dempsey McGarvey M Hughes Davies Garton
9/4/82 Everton League Home 1-1 Pears Gidman Grimes Keough Garton Hogg Bodak 1 Moses McGarvey M Hughes Davies Whelan
9/18/82 Blackburn Rovers League Home 5-0 Pears Blackmore Whelan 1 Keough Garton 1 Hogg Bodak Moses McGarvey 2 Beardsley Dempsey 1 M Hughes (11)
9/21/82 Newcastle United League Home 2-3 Pears Blackmore Whelan Keough Garton Hogg Bodak Moses M Hughes 1 Beardsley 1 Davies Dempsey
10/2/82 Stoke City League Home 4-1 Pears Gidman Whelan Keough Garton Hogg Bodak Blackmore 1 M Hughes Beardsley 3 Davies Rowbotham (9)
10/12/82 Sheffield United League Home 0-2 Pears Gidman Whelan Keough Garton Buchan Bodak Muhren Beardsley Macari Davies Hogg (3)
10/30/82 West Bromwich Albion League Away 1-0 Pears Hill Blackmore Dempsey Garton Hogg Davies Beardsley McGarvey P McGrath 1 M Hughes Bodak
11/6/82 Liverpool League Home 6-1 Pears Hill Blackmore Keough 1 P McGrath 1 Hogg Beardsley Dempsey 1 McGarvey 2 M Hughes 1 Worrall Whelan
11/13/82 Stoke City League Away 0-3 Pears Hill Blackmore Keough Hogg Macari Beardsley Dempsey M Hughes McGowan Worrall Davies (10)
12/18/82 Leeds United League Home 3-0 Pears Davies Blackmore Wilkins 1 Whelan Buchan Beardsley Keough McGarvey 1 M Hughes 1 Worrall Robinson
1/8/83 Blackpool League Away 4-1 Pears Gidman Hill M Hughes P McGrath Buchan Davies 1 Wilkins McGarvey 1 Beardsley Worrall 1 Blackmore 1 (7)
1/15/83 Liverpool League Away 2-1 Pears Blackmore Whelan Wilkins P McGrath Buchan Beardsley Davies McGarvey M Hughes 2 Worrall Pearson
1/25/83 Huddersfield Town League Home 2-0 5,300 Pears Gidman Whelan Wilkins P McGrath Buchan Davies Macari Beardsley 1 M Hughes Worrall Blackmore 1 (4)
2/1/83 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 0-0 Wealands Gidman Whelan Wilkins P McGrath Buchan Davies Macari McGarvey M Hughes Worall Blackmore (9)
2/4/83 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 0-0 Wealands Gidman Whelan Hill P McGrath Buchan Davies Dempsey M Hughes Blackmore Worrall Garton
2/19/83 Blackpool League Home 0-1 Wealands Blackmore Hill Grimes P McGrath Garton Whelan Gidman M Hughes Dempsey Worrall Kelch
2/24/83 Sheffield United League Away 2-1 Pears Whelan Grimes Gidman 1 Garton P McGrath Davies Macari M Hughes Rowbotham Blackmore 1 Worrall
2/26/83 Aston Villa League Away 3-1 Pears Hill Grimes Gidman Garton P McGrath Davies 2 Whelan M Hughes 1 Rowbotham Blackmore Worrall (8)
3/1/83 Coventry City League Home 2-1 Pears Gidman Hill Rowbotham Garton Hogg Davies 1 Whelan M Hughes Blackmore 1 Worrall Dempsey (4)
3/5/83 West Bromwich Albion League Home 0-1 Wealands Gidman Hill Whelan Garton Hogg Davies Grimes M Hughes Blackmore Worrall Dempsey
3/16/83 Huddersfield Town League Away 2-1 Wealands Hill Scott Whelan Garton Hogg Davies 1 Dempsey M Hughes McGarvey Worrall 1 Wynn (5)
3/23/83 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 5-0 Wealands Hill Grimes Whelan Garton Hogg Davies 1 Dempsey 2 M Hughes 1 Blackmore 1 Worrall Dempsey
3/29/83 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 1-1 Wealands Hill Whelan Davies P McGrath Hogg Worrall Dempsey M Hughes Blackmore Cunningham 1 Garton (10)
4/19/83 Bury League Home 2-1 Pears Hill Whelan Davies Hogg Buchan Blackmore 1 Dempsey M Hughes McGarvey Worrall 1 Scott
4/25/83 Bury League Away 3-0° Pears Hill Gidman Rowbotham Hogg Buchan Blackmore 1 Dempsey M Hughes McGarvey Worrall Garton
4/30/83 Aston Villa League Home 1-2 Wealands Hill Gidman Whelan Hogg Buchan Blackmore Dempsey M Hughes McGarvey 1 Worrall Garton
5/7/83 Everton League Away 2-2 Wealands Hill Gidman Buchan P McGrath Blackmore Dempsey Macari McGarvey 2 M Hughes Worrall Whelan
5/10/83 Coventry City League Away 2-0 Wealands Whelan Hill Grimes Hogg Blackmore 1 Macari Dempsey Rowbotham M Hughes 1 Worrall Garton
5/12/83 Newcastle United League Away 0-1 Pears Gidman Whelan Hill Hogg Blackmore Macari Dempsey M Hughes McGarvey Worrall Rowbotham
5/16/83 Leeds United League Away 3-2 Wealands Hill Whelan Macari 1 Hogg Buchan Cunningham 1 Dempsey McGarvey 1 M Hughes Worrall Rowbotham


Name Apps Gls
Peter Beardsley 11 5
Clayton Blackmore 22 (3) 9
Peter Bodak 6 2
Martin Buchan 13
Laurie Cunningham 2 2
Alan Davies 20 (1) 6
Mark Dempsey 17 (1) 4
Billy Garton 13 (1) 1
John Gidman 16 1
Ashley Grimes 8
Andy Hill 19
Graeme Hogg 19 (1)
Mark Hughes 28 (1) 8
Danny Keough 9 2
Scott McGarvey 16 11
McGowan 1
Paul McGrath 12 2
Lou Macari 9 1
Remi Moses 3
Arnold Muhren 1
Steve Pears 19
Michael Rowbotham 5 (1)
Ken Scott 1
Jeff Wealands 11
Anto Whelan 23 1
Ray Wilkins 5 1
Gary Worrall 21 (1) 3
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.


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.