Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
8/17/91 Aston Villa League Away 0-0 Leighton Donaghy Martin Whitworth Brazil McAuley Toal Beardsmore Robins Wallace Sixsmith Lydiate Gordon (7)
8/28/91 Bolton Wanderers League Away 1-1 Walsh Donaghy Martin Phelan Brazil Whitworth Beardsmore Toal Robins 1 Wallace Sixsmith McAuley (11) Carey
9/3/91 Bradford City League Away 3-2 Walsh Martin McAuley 1 Toal Brazil Whitworth Beardsmore 1 Ferguson Robins Sixsmith Wallace 1 Carey (4) Lydiate (11)
9/10/91 Newcastle United League Home 2-1 Leighton Martin McAuley Whitworth Phelan Brazil Beardsmore 1 Ince Robins 1 Ferguson Wallace Carey Sixsmith
9/14/91 Everton League Home 1-3 Walsh Gordon McAuley Wratten 1 Carey Whitworth Beardsmore Ferguson Robins Sixsmith Wallace Toal Smyth (2)
9/26/91 Sheffield United League Home 0-0 Leighton Donaghy McAuley Wratten Whitworth Carey Beardsmore Toal Robins Ferguson Sharpe Sixsmith (11) Smyth
10/3/91 Barnsley League Away 2-4 Walsh Whitworth Blackmore Carey McAuley Wratten Beardsmore Ferguson Robins 2 Sixsmith Wallace Smyth Toal (10)
10/12/91 Leeds United League Home 3-2 Wilkinson Blackmore Martin Webb Whitworth Carey Beardsmore Wratten Robins 3 Wallace McAuley Sixsmith Toal
10/16/91 West Bromwich Albion League Away 1-0 Leighton Blackmore Martin Webb Whitworth Carey Beardsmore Wratten Robins Wallace McAuley Sixsmith (4) McKee 1 (10)
10/24/91 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 3-2 Walsh Gordon Martin Donaghy Carey Sixsmith Beardsmore Wratten McKee 2 Toal 1 McAuley Davies Thornley (3)
11/7/91 Nottingham Forest League Away 1-5 Wilkinson Gordon Martin Donaghy Carey Sixsmith Beardsmore Wratten McKee Toal Wallace Lydiate Davies 1 (6)
11/12/91 Rotherham United League Home 3-0 Walsh Gordon Martin Wratten Carey 1 Lydiate Beardsmore McKee 1 Robins Sixsmith Wallace 1 Lawton (6) Davies
11/23/91 Manchester City League Away 6-1 Walsh Martin Sixsmith Wratten Carey Donaghy Beardsmore 1 McKee 3 Robins 1 Lawton Wallace 1 Lydiate Toal
11/26/91 Sunderland League Home 3-1 Walsh Martin Sixsmith Donaghy Carey Toal 1 Beardsmore Ince Robins 1 Lawton Wallace 1 Lydiate Noone
12/7/91 Liverpool League Away 1-2 Walsh Phelan Martin Whitworth Carey Wratten Beardsmore McKee Robins 1 Lawton Wallace Toal Gordon
12/10/91 Coventry City League Home 0-1 Walsh Phelan Martin Donaghy Carey Blackmore Beardsmore Wallace Robins Lawton Sharpe Whitworth McKee (10)
1/13/92 Bolton Wanderers League Home 1-1 Walsh Martin Irwin Phelan Brazil Donaghy Robson 1 Whitworth Robins Wallace Sharpe Lydiate (3) Thornley (11)
1/21/92 Everton League Away 3-1 Walsh Beardsmore Martin Lawton Lydiate Brazil Sharpe Toal Robins 2 McKee Wallace 1 Gordon Wratten
1/28/92 West Bromwich Albion League Home 3-0 Walsh Beardsmore Martin Lydiate Brazil Phelan Wallace 2 Wratten Robins 1 McKee Sharpe Toal Lawton
2/1/92 Manchester City League Home 3-2 Walsh Beardsmore McAuley Wratten Brazil G Neville Wallace 2 McKee Toal Lawton Sharpe 1 Ferguson (10) Gordon
2/6/92 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 0-2 Walsh Martin McAuley Wratten Brazil Lydiate Beardsmore Toal Robins Ferguson Wallace Lawton (9) Smyth (8)
2/19/92 Sunderland League Away 1-0 Walsh Beardsmore Martin Wratten Whitworth Phelan Robson Ferguson Robins Wallace 1 Sharpe Toal McKee (7)
2/29/92 Liverpool League Home 3-4 Pilkington Martin McAuley Brazil Lydiate Ferguson Beardsmore Wratten McKee 1 Lawton Wallace 2 Toal (4) Thornley (3)
3/5/92 Coventry City League Away 1-3 Walsh Beardsmore Martin 1 Bruce Lydiate Blackmore Wallace Phelan Robins Ferguson Sharpe McAuley (3) Lawton
3/17/92 Rotherham United League Away 0-0 Leighton Smyth Sixsmith Donaghy Lydiate Wratten Wallace Toal Robins McKee Davies Maiorana (10) G Neville (4)
3/25/92 Newcastle United League Away 0-2 Walsh Smyth McAuley Donaghy Blackmore Sixsmith Wratten Ferguson Robins Wallace Maiorana Noone (2) Gough (11)
4/1/92 Bradford City League Home 4-0 Walsh Smyth McAuley Toal Carey Casper McKee 1 Ferguson Robins 1 Wallace 1 Maiorana 1 Wratten (11) Sixsmith
4/4/92 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-3 Walsh O’Kane McAuley Wratten Carey Brazil Webb Ferguson Robins Wallace McKee 1 Toal (10) Davies (4)
4/9/92 Sheffield United League Away 1-1 Walsh Parker McAuley 1 Carey Phelan Smyth Wratten Toal McKee Ferguson Sixsmith Davies Beckham (6)
4/13/92 Nottingham Forest League Home 0-1 Walsh Donaghy McAuley Brazil Carey Wratten Toal Smyth Blackmore Ferguson Sixsmith Gough Gillespie (8)
4/21/92 Barnsley League Home 3-0 Walsh O’Kane Sixsmith Brazil Carey Wratten 2 Beardsmore Savage McKee 1 Toal Maiorana Gough Burke (11)
4/23/92 Aston Villa League Home 1-2 Walsh O’Kane Sixsmith Butt McGibbon Whitworth Beardsmore Savage McKee Toal Thornley 1 Wratten (7) Brazil
4/25/92 Leeds United League Away 0-1 Walsh Gordon Switzer Beckham Brazil Carey Beardsmore Wratten Roberts McKee Maiorana Toal (10) Smyth (5)
5/2/92 Blackburn Rovers League Away 0-2 Wilkinson Smyth Sixsmith Toal Carey Brazil Beardsmore Ferguson McKee Wallace Maiorana Wratten (11) Gordon


Name Apps Gls
Russell Beardsmore 27 3
David Beckham 1 (1)
Clayton Blackmore 7
Derek Brazil 15
Steve Bruce 1
Raphael Burke (1)
Nicky Butt 1
Brian Carey 19 (1) 1
Chris Casper 1
Simon Davies 1 (2) 1
Mal Donaghy 12
Darren Ferguson 15 (1)
Keith Gillespie (1)
Mark Gordon 5 (1)
Paul Gough (1)
Paul Ince 2
Denis Irwin 1
Craig Lawton 7 (2)
Jim Leighton 4
Jason Lydiate 7 (2)
Sean McAuley 17 (2) 2
Colin McKee 17 (3) 11
Pat McGibbon 1
Giuliano Maiorana 5 (1) 1
Lee Martin 20 1
Gary Neville 1 (1)
Andy Noone (1)
John O’Kane 3
Paul Parker 1
Mike Phelan 9
Kevin Pilkington 1
Joe Roberts 1
Mark Robins 24 14
Bryan Robson 2 1
Robbie Savage 2
Lee Sharpe 8 1
Paul Sixsmith 17 (2)
Peter Smyth 6 (3)
George Switzer 1
Ben Thornley 1 (3) 1
Kieran Toal 17 (4) 2
Danny Wallace 27 13
Gary Walsh 26
Neil Webb 3
Neil Whitworth 13
Ian Wilkinson 3
Paul Wratten 22 (3) 3

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.