Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8/30/83 Leeds United League Away 5-1 Wealands Kelch Blackmore Gidman 1 Hogg P McGrath Dempsey Moses McGarvey 1 Hughes 1 Worrall 2 Keough
9/17/83 Aston Villa League Away 1-1 Pears Kelch Hill Keough P McGrath Hogg Blackmore Dempsey 1 McGarvey Hughes Wood Rowbotham (2)
9/20/83 Bolton Wanderers League Home 2-0 8,545 Pears Kelch Hill Keough P McGrath 1 Hogg Rowbotham Dempsey McGarvey Macari Wood 1 Garton
10/4/83 Nottingham Forest League Home 0-0 Pears Gidman Hill Macari Hogg McQueen Blackmore Dempsey McGarvey Hughes Worrall Keough (4)
10/15/83 Liverpool League Away 1-1 Wealands Hill Kelch Keough P McGrath Hogg Blackmore Gidman 1 Hughes McGarvey Dempsey Rowbotham
10/20/83 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 4-1 Pears Hill Blackmore Keough 1 P McGrath Hogg Moses 1 Gidman Hughes 2 Macari McGarvey Kelch (5)
10/24/83 Newcastle United League Away 5-1 Wealands Kelch Blackmore Keough Hill Hogg Mills Dempsey 2 Hughes 1 Macari 2 McGarvey Scott
11/3/83 Blackburn Rovers League Away 1-2 Wealands Kelch Blackmore Keough Hill Hogg Mills Dempsey Hughes Worrall McGarvey 1 Scott (7)
11/12/83 Derby County League Home 0-1 Wealands Kelch Robinson Keough Hill Hogg Wood Dempsey McGarvey Blackmore Worrall Mettrick (11)
11/16/83 West Bromwich Albion League Away 0-1 Wealands Hill Kelch Keough Robinson Hogg Dempsey Macari McGarvey Crooks Muhren Worrall (7)
11/26/83 Stoke City League Home 6-2 Wealands Hill Blackmore Keough Moran Hogg Dempsey 1 Rowbotham 2 McGarvey 1 Hughes 2 Mettrick Worrall (11)
11/30/83 Sunderland League Away 2-3 Wealands Kelch 1 Blackmore Keough Hill Hogg Dempsey Rowbotham 1 Platt Wood Mettrick Worrall
12/14/83 Everton League Away 1-0 Pears Macari McLoughlin Mills Hill Hogg Dempsey Rowbotham Wood Crooks 1 Mettrick Worrall (4)
12/20/83 Leeds United League Home 4-3 Pears Kelch Scott Blackmore Hill Hogg Dempsey Rowbotham Hughes Crooks 3 Mettrick 1 Worrall
1/11/84 Nottingham Forest League Away 2-2 Wealands Robinson Ratcliffe Hill Blackmore Rowbotham Dempsey Scott Hughes McGarvey 1 Mettrick Worrall 1 (11)
1/14/84 Aston Villa League Home 1-2 Pears Blackmore Scott Hill Robinson Ratcliffe Dempsey Rowbotham Hughes 1 McGarvey Worrall Mettrick (11)
2/1/84 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-0 Wealands Macari Blackmore Mills Garton Hogg Dempsey Rowbotham McGarvey Hughes Wood 1 Hill (11)
2/11/84 Liverpool League Home 0-1 Wealands Macari Blackmore Rowbotham Hill P McGrath Dempsey Gidman McGarvey Hughes Wood Ratcliffe
2/18/84 Burnley League Home 4-0 Wealands Gidman 1 Blackmore Rowbotham 1 Hill P McGrath Dempsey Macari 1 Davies McGarvey 1 Wood Mills
2/28/84 Derby County League Away 2-1 Wealands Gidman Blackmore Rowbotham 1 Hill P McGrath Dempsey Macari Hughes McGarvey 1 Graham Garton (5)
3/13/84 Newcastle United League Home 0-0 Pears Gidman Blackmore Rowbotham Garton P McGrath Dempsey Macari Platt Wood Graham Robinson
3/19/84 Sheffield United League Away 2-0 Pears Gidman Scott Rowbotham P McGrath 1 McQueen Murphy Russell Blackmore Wood 1 Graham Platt
3/24/84 West Bromwich Albion League Home 2-1 Pears Gidman Kelch Rowbotham Garton P McGrath Murphy Russell Blackmore 2 Wood Platt Mills (8)
4/5/84 Stoke City League Away 3-1 Pears Gidman Hill P McGrath Garton Robinson Dempsey 2 Davies Blackmore Hughes Wood Keough 1 (10)
4/12/84 Sunderland League Home 3-0 Pears Kelch Hill Keough Garton McQueen Murphy Dempsey 1 Blackmore 1 Hughes Wood 1 Rowbotham
4/14/84 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 5-3 Pears Kelch Hill Rowbotham Garton McQueen Murphy Dempsey 3 Blackmore 1 Platt 1 Wood Keough (4)
4/17/84 Burnley League Away 2-0 Pears Kelch Hill Keough Garton McQueen Murphy Dempsey Blackmore 1 Platt 1 Wood Robinson
5/10/84 Sheffield United League Home 1-3 Pears Macari Hill Murphy Garton McQueen Davies Dempsey Blackmore Whiteside 1 Wood Platt (11)
5/12/84 Bolton Wanderers League Away 2-1 Pears Macari Hill Rowbotham 1 Garton McQueen Davies Dempsey 1 Genovese Murphy Worthington Gill
5/14/84 Everton League Home 2-2 Pears Kelch McLoughlin Davies Garton Robinson Murphy Dempsey 1 McGarvey Genovese 1 Blackmore McGuinness


Name Apps Gls
Clayton Blackmore 26 5
Garth Crooks 3 4
Alan Davies 5
Mark Dempsey 27 12
Billy Garton 10 (1)
Genovese 2 1
John Gidman 11 3
Arthur Graham 3
Andy Hill 24 (1)
Graeme Hogg 15
Mark Hughes 16 7
Pat Kelch 15 (1) 1
Danny Keough 12 (3) 2
Scott McGarvey 18 6
Paul McGrath 12 2
Alan McLoughlin 2
Gordon McQueen 7
Lou Macari 13 3
Mark Mettrick 5 (2) 1
Gary Mills 4 (1)
Kevin Moran 1
Remi Moses 2 1
Arnold Muhren 1
Aidan Murphy 8
Steve Pears 17
David Platt 5 (1) 2
Simon Ratcliffe 2
Andrew Robinson 6
Michael Rowbotham 16 (1) 6
Martin Russell 2
Ken Scott 4 (1)
Jeff Wealands 13
Norman Whiteside 1 1
Nicky Wood 16 4
Gary Worrall 5 (4) 3
Gary Worthington 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.