MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1986/87 (CENTRAL LEAGUE)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
8/27/86 Newcastle United League Away 1-2 Digby Sivebaek Martin Murphy Garton Hogg Russell Gidman Hanrahan T Gibson Olsen 1 Ratcliffe Wood
9/3/86 Blackburn Rovers League Home 2-0 Walsh Gidman Martin Murphy Garton Higgins Harvey Ratcliffe Wood 1 Hanrahan Russell 1 Cronin (10) Bottomley (8)
9/13/86 Aston Villa League Away 7-0 Walsh Gidman Martin Duxbury 1 Garton Ratcliffe Moses Wood 2 Hanrahan 1 Blackmore 2 Barnes Cronin 1 (8) Russell
9/27/86 Everton League Away 1-0 Walsh Gidman Martin Duxbury Garton Hogg Blackmore Ratcliffe T Gibson Wood Barnes 1 Cronin Murphy (7)
10/4/86 Manchester City League Home 2-0 741 Walsh Gill C Gibson Moses Ratcliffe Hogg Harvey Russell T Gibson 1 Wood 1 Barnes Cronin Todd
10/10/86 Nottingham Forest League Away 1-0 Walsh Gill C Gibson Duxbury Garton Scott Blackmore Ratcliffe Cronin 1 Wood Barnes Todd Harvey
10/14/86 Oldham Athletic League Away 1-2 Walsh Gidman C Gibson Duxbury Garton Scott Harvey Ratcliffe T Gibson Wood 1 Blackmore Cronin (6) Gill
10/21/86 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 1-2 Walsh Duxbury 1 C Gibson Moses Garton Moran Blackmore Ratcliffe Cronin Wood Olsen Russell O’Brien (8)
10/28/86 Sunderland League Away 4-2 Walsh Gill 1 C Gibson Ratcliffe Higgins Garton Blackmore O’Brien Wood 1 Hanrahan 2 Russell Harvey Cronin
11/5/86 Coventry City League Home 1-0 Walsh Gill Martin Scott Brazil Ratcliffe Blackmore O’Brien T Gibson Hanrahan 1 Barnes Harvey Hutchinson
11/8/86 Liverpool League Away 1-3 Walsh Gill Martin Brazil Gardner Ratcliffe Scott O’Brien Hanrahan Harvey 1 Todd Hopley Beardsmore
11/11/86 Middlesbrough League Home 3-1 Walsh Gill 1 Martin Ratcliffe Garton Brazil Harvey O’Brien 1 T Gibson Wood 1 Scott Todd (7) Gardner
11/25/86 Leeds United League Home 3-0 Walsh Gill Albiston Ratcliffe Garton 1 Moran Scott O’Brien T Gibson 1 Hanrahan 1 Wood Harvey (7) Murphy
12/3/86 Leicester City League Away 2-1 Walsh Gill Martin O’Brien 1 Garton Gardner Robson 1 Strachan Wood Whiteside Cronin Murphy Hanrahan (11)
12/9/86 Sheffield United League Home 4-2 Walsh Gill Martin Harvey Garton Gardner 1 Blackmore O’Brien T Gibson 1 Wood 1 Barnes 1 Hanrahan (4) Scott (7)
12/16/86 Middlesbrough League Away 2-0 Bailey Scott Martin Murphy Garton Hogg Blackmore Bottomley Stapleton 2 Hanrahan Gill Todd (7) Gardner
2/11/87 Hull City League Away 3-1 Walsh Gill Albiston Blackmore McGrath Hogg Robson 1 O’Brien Davenport Hanrahan 1 C Gibson 1 Ratcliffe (7) Cronin (9)
2/17/87 Derby County League Away 1-5 Walsh Sivebaek Albiston Ratcliffe Gardner Hogg Gill 1 Murphy Davenport T Gibson C Gibson Cronin (9) Scott (10)
2/21/87 Liverpool League Home 0-0 O’Donnell Gill Albiston Moses Ratcliffe Hogg Blackmore O’Brien Wood Cronin Russell Martin (5) Bottomley (10)
2/24/87 Leeds United League Away 1-1 Tiplady Gill Albiston Martin Ratcliffe Hogg Blackmore O’Brien 1 Stapleton Cronin Russell Harvey (11) Graham (4)
3/3/87 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 1-2 O’Donnell Sivebaek Albiston Moses Martin Hogg Blackmore 1 O’Brien Stapleton Cronin Russell Bottomley (10) Gill
3/14/87 Oldham Athletic League Home 1-0 Walsh Garton Martin Moses Stapleton Hogg Blackmore Ratcliffe 1 Bottomley Hanrahan Russell Gill Harvey
3/17/87 Nottingham Forest League Home 2-1 Walsh Gill Albiston 1 Moses Martin Hogg Blackmore 1 Ratcliffe T Gibson Bottomley Russell Harvey (8) Graham
3/21/87 Aston Villa League Home 5-0 Walsh Martin Albiston 1 Moses Stapleton Hogg Blackmore Gill 1 Bottomley 1 Wood 1 Russell 1 Harvey (9) Brazil
3/28/87 Manchester City League Away 1-3 694 Turner Scott Martin Ratcliffe Garton Hogg Blackmore 1 Harvey Davenport T Gibson Gill Todd (4) Graham
3/31/87 Coventry City League Away 2-1 Turner Gill 1 Albiston Ratcliffe Garton Hogg Harvey Martin Graham 1 Davenport Brazil Todd Scott
4/9/87 Hull City League Home 1-1 Walsh Gill Albiston Brazil Garton Hogg Blackmore 1 Ratcliffe Graham Wood Martin Harvey (4) Scott (2)
4/11/87 Sunderland League Home 2-2 Turner Garton Albiston Ratcliffe Moran Hogg Blackmore Strachan T Gibson O’Brien 1 Wood 1 Gill Martin
4/14/87 Leicester City League Home 1-0 Turner Gill Martin Ratcliffe Garton Hogg Harvey 1 Blackmore Bottomley Whiteside Olsen Todd (7) Scott
4/22/87 Blackburn Rovers League Away 0-1 Turner Gill Martin O’Brien Garton Hogg Blackmore T Gibson Hanrahan Bottomley Olsen Murphy Todd (4)
4/25/87 Everton League Home 4-1 Turner Gill Martin Blackmore 1 Garton Hogg Harvey 1 O’Brien Stapleton 1 Bottomley Olsen 1 Todd Scott
4/29/87 Derby County League Home 1-1 Turner Gill Martin Murphy Garton Hogg Harvey Ratcliffe T Gibson 1 Bottomley Olsen Hanrahan (10) Scott
5/4/87 Newcastle United League Home 2-0 Turner Gill Martin Murphy Garton Hogg Harvey O’Brien Stapleton 1 Hanrahan Todd 1 Davenport Kirkham (9)
5/6/87 Sheffield United League Away 1-0 Turner Gill Martin Brazil Gardner Todd Wilson 1 McBride Hanrahan Hopley Beardsmore Scott Hutchinson

 

RESERVES APPS AND GOALS 1986/87
League
Name Apps Gls
Arthur Albiston 11 2
Gary Bailey 1
Peter Barnes 5 2
Russell Beardsmore 1
Clayton Blackmore 22 7
Jon Bottomley 8 (3) 1
Derek Brazil 6
Denis Cronin 6 (5) 2
Peter Davenport 4
Fraser Digby 1
Mike Duxbury 5 2
Steve Gardner 5 1
Billy Garton 23 1
Colin Gibson 7 1
Terry Gibson 14 4
John Gidman 5
Tony Gill 25 5
Deiniol Graham 2 (1) 1
Joe Hanrahan 13 (3) 6
Paul Harvey 12 (5) 3
Mark Higgins 2
Graeme Hogg 21
Tony Hopley 1
Paul Kirkham (1)
Andrew McBride 1
Paul McGrath 1
Lee Martin 24 (1)
Kevin Moran 3
Remi Moses 8
Aidan Murphy 6 (1)
Liam O’Brien 15 (1) 4
Jim O’Donnell 2
Jesper Olsen 6 2
Simon Ratcliffe 23 (1) 1
Bryan Robson 2 2
Martin Russell 11 2
Ken Scott 8 (3)
John Sivebaek 3
Frank Stapleton 7 4
Gordon Strachan 2
Gary Tiplady 1
Mark Todd 3 (5) 1
Chris Turner 9
Gary Walsh 20
Norman Whiteside 2
David Wilson 1 1
Nicky Wood 16 10

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

A huge thanks to Eifion Evans for his assistance.