MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1999/2000 (FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE (NORTH) AND MANCHESTER SENIOR CUP)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
8/18/99 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 3-1 Culkin Clegg Curtis Roche O’Shea Stewart Wellens Twiss 1 Greening 2 Notman Chadwick Howard S Rose Hilton (5) Davis (8)
8/25/99 Bury MSC Away 5-0 Rachubka G Neville Hilton Roche O’Shea Twiss 2 Healy Wilson Greening 1 Notman 2 Chadwick S Rose (2) Marsh Wellens Fitzpatrick (9) Howard (6)
9/7/99 Leeds United League Away 1-2 Culkin Clegg Hilton Wallwork Roche Ford Wellens Wilson Fortune Notman 1 Twiss Fitzpatrick (6) Rachubka Howard O’Shea Stewart
9/15/99 Liverpool League Away 0-0 Bosnich Roche Curtis Wallwork O’Shea Healy Wellens Cruyff Greening Notman Chadwick Nevland (10) Culkin Twiss Ford (7) Hilton (3)
9/23/99 Aston Villa League Home 2-3 Culkin Clegg Curtis Wallwork O’Shea Twiss Wellens Healy 1 Greening 1 Fortune Chadwick Notman (9) Rachubka Roche Ford Nevland (10)
9/30/99 Sunderland League Home 1-1 Rachubka Clegg Higginbotham Wallwork Curtis Healy Wilson 1 Cruyff Greening Fortune Chadwick Notman (9) Roche Ford Nevland (10) Twiss (6)
10/21/99 Bolton Wanderers League Away 2-0 Culkin Clegg Higginbotham May G Neville Fortune Wellens Wilson Greening Notman 1 Chadwick 1 Curtis Rachubka Healy (6) Twiss O’Shea
10/28/99 Manchester City MSC Home 1-1 Taibi G Neville* Higginbotham May* Curtis Cruyff* Wellens Wilson* 1 Greening* Notman Chadwick Clegg Culkin Healy Twiss (11) O’Shea
*won 5-4 on pens
11/9/99 Newcastle United League Away 0-2 Taibi Clegg Higginbotham O’Shea Roche Cruyff Wellens Wilson Greening Healy Twiss Notman (10) Culkin S Rose Webber Stewart
11/13/99 Everton League Home 4-2 800 Culkin Clegg Higginbotham Curtis O’Shea Fortune Wellens Wilson Healy 3 Notman Greening 1 Twiss (10) Marsh Roche Ford Cosgrove
11/16/99 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-1 Van der Gouw Clegg Higginbotham Curtis Wallwork Cruyff Wilson Butt Greening 1 Sheringham Fortune Twiss Culkin Healy (11) Roche Wellens
11/25/99 Bradford City League Away 3-1 Taibi Clegg Higginbotham Roche Wallwork Stewart Chadwick Wilson Healy 1 Notman 1 Fortune 1 Twiss Culkin Webber (7) Ford (6) S Rose
12/1/99 Barnsley League Home 3-1 Van der Gouw Clegg S Rose Roche O’Shea Stewart Chadwick 1 Wilson Healy 1 Notman 1 Twiss Nevland (9) Culkin Howard Cosgrove
1/17/00 Middlesbrough League Home 1-2° Van der Gouw Clegg Higginbotham Roche Wallwork Ford Wellens Wilson Healy Notman Twiss Wheatcroft Rachubka Stewart (7) S Rose D Studley (10)
1/25/00 Everton League Away 1-2 5,100 Rachubka P Neville Higginbotham Berg Wallwork Cruyff Fletcher Wilson Healy Solskjaer 1 Scholes Djordjic Twiss (9) Stewart (8) Wellens Roche
2/3/00 Newcastle United League Home 3-0 Van der Gouw Clegg Higginbotham Roche Wallwork Fletcher Wellens Wilson Healy 2 Greening Twiss 1 Stewart (6) Rachubka S Rose Webber (12) Cosgrove
2/8/00 Manchester City MSC Away 3-1 3,447 Van der Gouw Clegg Higginbotham Roche Wallwork Webber Wellens 1 Wilson Healy Greening 1 Twiss Cosgrove (7) Rachubka Howard (16) S Rose Fletcher 1 (6)
2/16/00 Blackburn Rovers League Away 1-2 Culkin Roche Higginbotham 1 Berg Wallwork P Neville Stewart Wilson Healy Cruyff Greening Djordjic Rachubka Howard Davis (9) Cosgrove
2/23/00 Bradford City League Home 5-1 Van der Gouw Lynch Higginbotham Roche Wallwork Stewart Davis 1 Wilson 1 Fortune 2 Greening 1 Djordjic Teather (8) Culkin Howard Fitzpatrick (11) Wheatcroft (7)
2/28/00 Bury MSC Home 4-0 Culkin Lynch Higginbotham Teather Wallwork Stewart Davis Wilson Fitzpatrick 1 Greening 2 Djordjic 1 Howard (5) Rachubka Evans Wheatcroft (7) M Studley (3)
3/2/00 Barnsley League Away 1-2 Culkin Lynch Higginbotham Berg Teather Stewart Evans Wilson Davis Greening 1 Djordjic Cosgrove Rachubka M Studley (4)
3/23/00 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 2-1 Culkin Roche Higginbotham Wallwork 1 Johnsen Teather Evans Wilson Greening Solskjaer Stewart O’Shea (5) Rachubka Notman 1 (10) Cosgrove (7)
3/27/00 Sunderland League Away 1-2 25,787 Culkin Roche Higginbotham O’Shea Wallwork Stewart Evans Wilson 1 Greening Davis Twiss Teather (7) Rachubka Cosgrove S Rose D Studley
3/30/00 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 5-2 Culkin Roche Higginbotham Teather Wallwork Stewart Evans Wilson Greening 1 Notman 4 Twiss D Studley (6) Cosgrove S Rose (2) Davis
4/3/00 Aston Villa League Away 2-1° Culkin Lynch Higginbotham Wallwork Johnsen Stewart Evans Twiss Greening Notman 1 Djordjic D Studley Rachubka Cosgrove Howard Sampson (11)
4/5/00 Oldham Athletic MSC Home 0-2 Rachubka Roche Tierney Tate McDermott Howard Walker D Studley Muirhead Molloy M Rose Davis (7) Pugh (8) S Clegg Sampson (11)
4/12/00 Bolton Wanderers League Home 4-0 Van der Gouw Roche Higginbotham Wallwork Johnsen Stewart Evans Wilson 1 Greening 3 Notman Twiss D Studley Culkin Cosgrove Howard O’Shea
4/17/00 Liverpool League Home 0-2 Culkin Roche Higginbotham Wallwork Johnsen Fletcher Evans Wilson Greening Notman Twiss Wheatcroft Rachubka S Rose Cosgrove (11) Howard (7)
4/26/00 Middlesbrough League Away 0-2 Culkin Roche Higginbotham S Rose O’Shea Stewart Evans Wilson Greening Fortune Twiss Cosgrove (9) Howard Tierney (7) Coates (10)
5/2/00 Oldham Athletic MSC Fin Away 2-0° Culkin Roche Higginbotham Wallwork O’Shea Stewart Fletcher Wilson 1 Greening Notman Djordjic Twiss Rachubka Evans Cosgrove Davis (7)
5/4/00 Leeds United League Home 2-0 Culkin Roche Higginbotham Wallwork O’Shea Stewart Davis 1 Wilson Greening 1 Notman Djordjic Fletcher (9) Rachubka Evans Cosgrove (8)

 

RESERVES APPEARANCES AND GOALS 1999/2000
League MSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Henning Berg 3 3
Mark Bosnich 1 1
Nicky Butt 1 1
Luke Chadwick 7 2 2 9 2
Michael Clegg 12 1 13
Craig Coates (1) (1)
Steven Cosgrove (3) (2)
Jordi Cruyff 6 1 7
Nick Culkin 13 3 16
John Curtis 6 1 7
Jimmy Davis 4 (2) 2 1 (2) 5 (4) 2
Bojan Djordjic 4 2 1 6 1
Wayne Evans 7 1 8
Ian Fitzpatrick (2) 1 (1) 1 1 (3) 1
Darren Fletcher 3 (1) 1 (1) 1 4 (2) 1
Ryan Ford 2 (2) 2 (2)
Quinton Fortune 9 3 9 3
Jonathan Greening 19 12 6 4 25 16
David Healy 11 (2) 8 2 13 (2) 8
Danny Higginbotham 19 1 5 24 1
Kirk Hilton 1 (2) 1 2 (2)
Josh Howard (1) 1 (3) 1 (4)
Ronny Johnsen 3 1 4
Mark Lynch 3 1 4
Alan McDermott 1 1
David May 1 1 2
Eric Molloy 1 1
Ben Muirhead 1 1
Gary Neville 1 2 3
Phil Neville 2 2
Erik Nevland (4) (4)
Alex Notman 13 (3) 9 3 (1) 3 16 (4) 12
John O’Shea 9 2 (1) 11 (1)
Danny Pugh (1) (1)
Paul Rachubka 2 2 4
Lee Roche 16 5 21
Michael Rose 1 1
Steven Rose 2 (1) (1) 2 (2)
Gary Sampson (1) (1) (2)
Paul Scholes 1 1
Teddy Sheringham 1 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 1 1 1 2 1
Michael Stewart 12 (3) 3 15 (3)
Dominic Studley (2) 1 1 (2)
Mark Studley (1) (1) (2)
Massimo Taibi 2 1 3
Alan Tate 1 1
Paul Teather 2 (2) 2 4 (2)
Paul Tierney (1) 1 1 (1)
Michael Twiss 13 (3) 2 2 (1) 2 15 (4) 4
Raimond van der Gouw 6 1 7
Josh Walker 1 1
Ronnie Wallwork 17 4 1 21 1
Danny Webber (2) 1 1 (2)
Richie Wellens 9 2 1 11 1
Paul Wheatcroft (1) (1) (2)
Mark Wilson 20 4 6 2 26 6

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.