MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1995/96 (PONTINS LEAGUE)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
8/16/95 Bolton Wanderers League Home 1-0 Pilkington Casper Clegg McGibbon May Mulryne Mustoe Appleton Tomlinson 1 Baker Thornley Smith (7) Twiss (10) Hilton
8/30/95 Notts County League Home 2-2 3,950 Pilkington Parker O’Kane Casper McGibbon 1 Appleton Cooke Giggs 1 Tomlinson Davies Thornley Mustoe P Neville (3) Clegg (10)
9/2/95 Liverpool League Away 2-3 Pilkington Clegg O’Kane Casper Wallwork Appleton 1 Cooke Tomlinson Giggs 1 Davies Thornley Brebner Baker
9/6/95 Blackburn Rovers League Away 1-1 Pilkington P Neville O’Kane Casper McGibbon Appleton Cooke Mustoe Tomlinson Davies Mulryne Baker (9) Wallwork 1 (8) Clegg (3)
9/27/95 Oldham Athletic League Away 2-0 Pilkington Clegg O’Kane Casper 1 McGibbon Mustoe Cooke Tomlinson 1 McClair Kirovski Davies Baker Gibson Whittam
10/7/95 Leeds United League Home 2-0 21,502 Pilkington Clegg P Neville Casper Wallwork Sharpe Cantona Cooke 1 McClair Scholes Tomlinson 1 Baker (7) Mustoe (10) Curtis
10/11/95 West Bromwich Albion League Away 4-2 Pilkington Parker Appleton Casper Clegg Mustoe Cooke 1 Tomlinson McClair Kirovski 3 Davies Thornley Baker
10/18/95 Birmingham City League Home 3-0 Pilkington Clegg Irwin Casper McGibbon Davies Cooke 1 Tomlinson 2 McClair Kirovski Thornley Appleton (3) Gibson Mustoe (10)
10/25/95 Nottingham Forest League Away 1-1 Pilkington Clegg P Neville Casper McGibbon Baker Cooke 1 Tomlinson McClair Davies Thornley Appleton (6) Mustoe
11/1/95 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 3-5 Pilkington Clegg P Neville May Casper Sharpe 1 Cooke Beckham McClair Kirovski 2 Tomlinson McGibbon Appleton (11) Thornley (6)
11/15/95 Sheffield United League Home 6-0° Pilkington P Neville O’Kane Casper May Sharpe Cooke Tomlinson 1 McClair 1 Kirovski 1 Davies Beckham 1 (7) Clegg (9) Appleton 1 (6)
11/20/95 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 2-0 Pilkington Clegg O’Kane Casper McGibbon Sharpe 1 Cooke 1 Kirovski Tomlinson Appleton Davies Murdock (4) Mustoe (6) Wood
11/29/95 Tranmere Rovers League Away 3-1 2,597 Gibson P Neville O’Kane McGibbon May Appleton Cooke 1 Davies Tomlinson 1 Kirovski 1 Sharpe Clegg (11) Mustoe Casper
12/6/95 Leeds United League Away 2-1 Gibson Clegg O’Kane Casper McGibbon 1 Appleton Cooke Baker Tomlinson 1 Davies Mulryne Mustoe Murdock Brebner
12/14/95 Oldham Athletic League Home 2-2 Gibson Keane O’Kane Casper McGibbon Appleton Cooke Kirovski 1 Tomlinson Davies Mustoe Murdock (9) Baker 1 (2)
12/20/95 Derby County League Home 3-1° Pilkington Parker P Neville Prunier Casper Appleton Cooke Butt Tomlinson Kirovski 1 Mustoe 1 McGibbon Baker Clegg
1/3/96 Newcastle United League Away 0-2 Culkin Clegg O’Kane Casper McGibbon Appleton Cooke Scholes Tomlinson Davies Sharpe Mustoe (10) Baker (9) Wallwork
1/9/96 Everton League Away 1-0 Culkin Parker Clegg Casper 1 McGibbon Davies Cooke Tomlinson McClair Scholes Sharpe Appleton (6) Mustoe (8) Murdock
1/17/96 Liverpool League Home 2-1 Pilkington Clegg O’Kane Murdock McGibbon 1 Appleton Cooke Tomlinson McClair Scholes 1 Davies Mustoe Wallwork (4) Baker
1/24/96 Bolton Wanderers League Away 2-0 Coton Parker O’Kane McGibbon Murdock Beckham 1 Cooke Tomlinson McClair Scholes 1 Thornley Clegg (4) Pilkington Appleton (10)
1/31/96 Blackburn Rovers League Home 2-1 Coton Clegg O’Kane McGibbon Wallwork Davies Beckham Kirovski 1 McClair Scholes Thornley 1 Appleton (7) Tomlinson Mustoe
2/15/96 Everton League Home 2-0 Coton Clegg Appleton McGibbon Murdock Davies Scholes Tomlinson McClair Kirovski 1 Thornley 1 Mustoe (6) Gibson Brebner
2/26/96 Sheffield United League Away 3-0 Coton Parker G Neville 1 McGibbon May Appleton Mustoe Kirovski McClair Scholes Davies 2 Tomlinson (8) Clegg
3/7/96 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 2-1 Pilkington Parker O’Kane 1 McGibbon May Beckham Cooke Kirovski 1 McClair Scholes Davies Appleton Clegg Tomlinson
3/19/96 Derby County League Away 1-2 Coton Parker O’Kane McGibbon Clegg Appleton Cooke 1 Scholes Kirovski Davies Mulryne Murdock Pilkington Baker (8)
3/28/96 Stoke City League Away 1-1 Pilkington Clegg O’Kane McGibbon Wallwork Beckham Cooke 1 Kirovski McClair Davies Baker Appleton (9) Mulryne (6) Murdock (11)
4/4/96 Notts County League Away 1-0 Coton Hall O’Kane Clegg McGibbon Murdock Mustoe Appleton Davies Wood 1 Cooke Baker Curtis (2) Wallwork
4/10/96 West Bromwich Albion League Home 4-1 Coton Parker Clegg McGibbon Casper Appleton 1 Cooke Kirovski 1 Scholes 1 Davies O’Kane 1 Hall (7) Baker Mustoe (2)
4/20/96 Nottingham Forest League Home 4-0 Coton Parker Clegg Casper McGibbon Mustoe Cooke 2 Kirovski 2 McClair Scholes O’Kane Baker Pilkington Hall (6)
4/22/96 Birmingham City League Away 0-1 Pilkington Parker Clegg Casper Murdock O’Kane Mustoe Kirvoski Baker Ford Naylor Wood (11) Gibson McGibbon
4/24/96 Newcastle United League Home 2-0 Pilkington Parker Clegg Casper Murdock Mustoe O’Kane Kirovski 1 Baker 1 Notman Hall Cooke (2) Byers (6) Wood (10)
4/29/96 Stoke City League Home 1-0 Pilkington Hall O’Kane Casper Clegg Appleton Cooke Kirovski 1 McClair Davies Baker Wood Gibson Notman
5/1/96 Tranmere Rovers League Home 2-3 Pilkington Hall Whittam Casper Murdock Appleton Cooke Kirovski 2 Baker Davies O’Kane Brown Gibson Notman
5/6/96 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 2-3 Pilkington McGibbon Whittam Casper Clegg Mustoe Appleton Davies Cooke Kirovski 1 O’Kane 1 Murdock (2) Gibson Hall (3)

 

RESERVES APPS AND GOALS 1995/96
League
Name Apps Gls
Michael Appleton 20 (8) 3
Des Baker 8 (5) 2
David Beckham 5 (1) 2
Nicky Butt 1
Jamie Byers (1)
Eric Cantona 1
Chris Casper 24 2
Michael Clegg 24 (5)
Terry Cooke 28 (1) 10
Tony Coton 8
Nick Culkin 2
John Curtis (1)
Simon Davies 26 2
Ryan Ford 1
Paul Gibson 3
Ryan Giggs 2 2
Danny Hall 4 (3)
Denis Irwin 1
Roy Keane 1
Jovan Kirovski 22 20
Brian McClair 17 1
Pat McGibbon 24 3
David May 6
Phil Mulryne 4 (1)
Colin Murdock 7 (4)
Neil Mustoe 12 (7) 1
Gavin Naylor 1
Gary Neville 1 1
Phil Neville 7 (1)
Alex Notman 1
John O’Kane 24 3
Paul Parker 12
Kevin Pilkington 21
William Prunier 1
Paul Scholes 12 3
Lee Sharpe 7 2
Tommy Smith (1)
Ben Thornley 8 (1) 2
Graeme Tomlinson 21 (1) 8
Michael Twiss (1)
Ronnie Wallwork 4 (2) 1
Phil Whittam 2
Jamie Wood 1 (2) 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.

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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.