Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
8/23/89 Sheffield United League Away 1-0 Bosnich Beardsmore Martin Carey Brazil Ferguson Milne McGuinness Robins 1 Graham Maiorana Heseltine Tonge
8/30/89 Blackburn Rovers League Away 0-1 Bosnich Anderson Heseltine Carey Brazil Ferguson Milne McGuinness Graham Bullimore Maiorana Tonge (1) Shotton (11)
9/9/89 Oldham Athletic League Home 2-1 Bosnich Brazil Heseltine Carey Lydiate Bullimore Goater McGuinness Robins Graham 1 Maiorana 1 Brammeld Gordon
9/12/89 Derby County League Away 0-2 Bosnich Brazil Heseltine Carey Lydiate Bullimore Goater McGuinness Robins Graham Maiorana Costa (11) Brameld
9/23/89 Everton League Home 1-2 Bosnich Tonge Heseltine Martin Carey Ferguson Graham McGuinness Robins Bullimore 1 Maiorana Goater R Wilson (11)
10/3/89 Hull City League Away 1-1 Bosnich Martin Gibson Brazil Heseltine McGuinness Graham Bullimore Robins Rammell 1 Maiorana Goater (9) Tonge
10/11/89 Nottingham Forest League Away 1-0 Bosnich Martin Gibson Brazil Heseltine McGuinness Graham Rammell Robins 1 Sharpe Maiorana Goater Bullimore
10/24/89 Bradford City League Away 3-1 Bosnich Blackmore Heseltine Carey Brazil McGuinness Graham Rammell 1 Robins 2 Ferguson Bullimore Lydiate Lawton
10/31/89 Coventry City League Home 3-2 Bosnich Duxbury Heseltine Carey Brazil McGuinness Beardsmore 1 Rammell Robins 2 Blackmore Maiorana Graham (11) Bullimore
11/4/89 Liverpool League Home 1-2 Bosnich Anderson Heseltine Brazil Carey McGuinness Beardsmore Maiorana Robins 1 Duxbury Milne Lawton (6) Ferguson (5)
11/8/89 Newcastle United League Away 3-0 Bosnich Anderson Heseltine Duxbury Brazil Blackmore Milne 1 Rammell Robins 2 Beardsmore Wallace Graham McGuinness
11/14/89 Leeds United League Home 0-4 Bosnich Anderson Heseltine Brazil Duxbury Sharpe Beardsmore Rammell Robins McGuinness Milne Graham (4) Bullimore (10)
11/20/89 Leicester City League Away 4-0 Bosnich Anderson Brazil 1 Donaghy Duxbury Beardsmore Milne Rammell Robins 3 Sharpe Maiorana Graham (11) Heseltine
11/29/89 Notts County League Home 2-1 Bosnich Anderson Sharpe Donaghy Brazil Duxbury Milne 1 Graham Robins 1 Beardsmore Maiorana Heseltine (3) McGuinness (8)
12/5/89 Huddersfield Town League Home 1-0 Bosnich Anderson Sharpe Donaghy Brazil Duxbury Milne 1 Rammell Robins Beardsmore Maiorana Heseltine Hodge (8)
12/9/89 Manchester City League Away 1-0 862 Bosnich Anderson Heseltine Donaghy Brazil Duxbury Milne Graham 1 Robins McGuinness Maiorana Wratten (9) Bullimore
12/19/89 Aston Villa League Home 2-2 Sealey Anderson Sharpe Martin Brazil Duxbury Wrattem Beardsmore Robins 1 Blackmore 1 Maiorana McGuinness (11) Lawton (7)
1/2/90 Oldham Athletic League Away 3-0 Sealey Duxbury Beardsmore Carey Brazil McGuinness Milne 1 Wratten Graham 2 D Wilson Maiorana Brameld Bullimore
1/16/90 Sheffield United League Home 1-0 Crossley Duxbury Sharpe Carey Brazil McGuinness Milne Rammell 1 Graham Wratten Maiorana D Wilson (8) Bullimore
2/3/90 Everton League Away 2-1 Crossley Brazil Carey Lydiate McAuley D Wilson Bullimore McGuinness Graham 1 Rammell 1 Maiorana Doherty Sixsmith (7)
2/6/90 Leicester City League Home 3-0° Crossley Duxbury Brazil Carey Beardsmore Graham D Wilson Bullimore Maiorana Rammell Robins 2 Shields Smyth
2/14/90 Notts County League Away 1-1 Bosnich Brazil Ince 1 Carey Bruce D Wilson McGuinness Rammell Graham Bullimore Maiorana McAuley (7) Lydiate
2/20/90 Blackburn Rovers League Home 0-2 Bosnich Beardsmore Brazil Donaghy Gibson McGuinness Milne Ince Graham Rammell Maiorana Carey D Wilson
2/28/90 Hull City League Home 3-0 Bosnich Donaghy Gibson Carey Brazil 1 D Wilson Beardsmore 1 Ince Robins 1 Rammell Maiorana McGuinness (6) Bullimore (4)
3/6/90 Nottingham Forest League Home 1-2 Bosnich Blackmore 1 Gibson Donaghy Brazil McGuinness Duxbury Bullimore Graham Rammell Maiorana Taylor Wratten (8)
3/17/90 Liverpool League Away 1-2 Bosnich McGuinness Gibson Brazil Lydiate Donaghy Webb 1 Graham Rammell Lawton D Wilson Doherty Maiorana (9)
3/20/90 Bradford City League Home 1-1 Bosnich Brazil Lydiate Carey McAuley Milne Webb Rammell Graham McGuinness Lawton Maiorana 1 (11) D Wilson (10)
3/27/90 Coventry City League Away 2-4 Sealey Anderson Blackmore 1 Carey Duxbury Beardsmore Robson Webb Maiorana Robins 1 Graham McGuinness Rammell (5)
4/4/90 Huddersfield Town League Away 3-0 Bosnich Anderson Blackmore Brazil Carey McGuinness Robson Beardsmore Graham 2 Rammell 1 Maiorana Bullimore (7) Brameld (8)
4/14/90 Manchester City League Home 2-3 1,081 Bosnich Anderson Duxbury Brazil Carey McGuinness Beardsmore Bullimore Graham 1 Rammell 1 Lawton McAuley (5) Tonge
4/18/90 Aston Villa League Away 0-0 Bosnich Duxbury McAuley Carey Brazil D Wilson Beardsmore Blackmore Rammell Graham Maiorana Lawton McGuinness
4/24/90 Newcastle United League Home 1-1 Sealey Carey Brazil Lydiate McAuley Beardsmore Duxbury D Wilson Maiorana Robins 1 Graham Rammell (5) McGuinness (2)
4/26/90 Derby County League Home 2-1 Sealey Duxbury Gibson Anderson Brazil McGuinness Beardsmore Blackmore 1 Graham 1 Rammell Maiorana Ferguson (3) D Wilson
5/2/90 Leeds United League Away 2-2 Sealey Donaghy Sharpe 1 Brazil Carey McGuinness Doherty D Wilson Graham 1 Lydiate Maiorana Ferguson (7) Lawton (11)


Name Apps Gls
Viv Anderson 13
Russell Beardsmore 19 2
Clayton Blackmore 9 4
Mark Bosnich 24
Marcus Brameld (1)
Derek Brazil 32 2
Steve Bruce 1
Wayne Bullimore 11 (3) 1
Brian Carey 21
Lee Costa (1)
Mark Crossley 3
Adrian Doherty 1
Mal Donaghy 9
Mike Duxbury 18
Darren Ferguson 4 (3)
Colin Gibson 7
Shaun Goater 2 (1)
Deiniol Graham 26 (3) 10
Wayne Heseltine 12 (1)
John Hodge (1)
Paul Ince 3 1
Craig Lawton 3 (3)
Jason Lydiate 7
Sean McAuley 4 (2)
Paul McGuinness 24 (4)
Giuliano Maiorana 28 (2) 2
Lee Martin 5
Ralph Milne 13 4
Andy Rammell 21 (2) 6
Mark Robins 20 19
Bryan Robson 2
Les Sealey 7
Lee Sharpe 8 1
John Shotton (1)
Paul Sixsmith (1)
Alan Tonge 1 (1)
Danny Wallace 1
Neil Webb 3 1
David Wilson 9 (2)
Ryan Wilson (1)
Paul Wratten 3 (2)

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.