MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2001/2002 (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
8/29/01 Middlesbrough League Away 2-2 Culkin Roche Tierney Wallwork May Yorke Lynch 1 Stewart Webber Davis Fortune 1 Tate B Williams Sampson Nardiello (3) Muirhead
9/6/01 Sunderland League Home 3-0 Van der Gouw M Clegg Tierney O’Shea May Wallwork Stewart Butt Webber Yorke 3 Fortune Lynch (11) Culkin Roche Nardiello (10) Davis (8)
9/13/01 Liverpool League Home 3-2 Carroll M Clegg Irwin O’Shea May Wallwork 1 Chadwick Butt Solskjaer 1 Stewart 1 Fortune Roche (4) Culkin Webber Davis Djordjic (8)
10/3/01 Manchester City MSC Away 0-5 2,035 B Williams M Clegg Roche McDermott Tate Wallwork Lynch Sampson Davis Nardiello Blomqvist Tierney (3) Moran K Taylor Heath (4) Richardson (11)
10/18/01 Bradford City League Away 7-2 Van der Gouw Lynch P Neville O’Shea 1 May 1 Wallwork Timm 1 Stewart 1 Fortune 2 Yorke Blomqvist Webber 1 (3) B Williams Djordjic (5) Davis (10) Tate
10/25/01 Aston Villa League Home 1-0 Carroll Roche M Clegg O’Shea May Wallwork Chadwick P Neville Webber 1 Fortune Djordjic Davis (7) B Williams Nardiello (9) Tate Fox (8)
11/1/01 Sheffield Wednesday League Home 5-1° Van der Gouw Roche Tierney M Clegg Tate Wallwork Chadwick Stewart Webber 2 Davis 2 Djordjic Nardiello (8) B Williams Fox (6) Timm (7) K Taylor
11/13/01 Everton League Away 3-1 Rachubka Roche Tierney M Clegg Tate Wallwork Davis Fletcher Webber Nardiello 1 Djordjic 1 Wood 1 (8) B Williams Richardson (6) Heath Muirhead (7)
11/22/01 Manchester City League Home 1-1 Carroll Roche Tierney O’Shea M Clegg Yorke Chadwick Stewart Webber 1 Solskjaer Djordjic Davis B Williams Nardiello (10) Tate Sampson (6)
12/6/01 Blackburn Rovers League Away 3-1 Carroll Roche Tierney Tate M Clegg Wallwork Muirhead 1 Stewart Nardiello 1 Davis 1 Fortune Rankin B Williams Pugh (6) Sampson M Williams (9)
12/20/01 Bolton Wanderers League Home 2-4 Van der Gouw Roche Tierney M Clegg Wallwork Wood Chadwick 2 Stewart Cole Yorke Fortune Tate (2) B Williams Nardiello (6) Pugh (10) Muirhead
1/17/02 Middlesbrough League Home 1-0 Carroll Roche Irwin M Clegg Tierney Wallwork Davis 1 Pugh Webber Nardiello Djordjic S Clegg B Williams Muirhead Rankin (3) M Williams
1/21/02 Sunderland League Away 0-0 B Williams Roche Pugh M Clegg Tierney Rankin Davis Stewart Webber Nardiello Djordjic Muirhead (10) Moran M Williams (9) Sampson McDermott (5)
1/24/02 Oldham Athletic MSC Home 4-1 B Williams Roche M Clegg O’Shea Brown Wallwork Chadwick Stewart 1 Webber 1 Davis 1 Djordjic 1 McDermott (4) Baxter Pugh Nardiello Rankin
1/31/02 Manchester City MSC Home 1-1 737 Carroll Brown Irwin* O’Shea M Clegg Wallwork Davis* Stewart Webber 1 Forlan Djordjic* McDermott B Williams Nardiello (10) Roche (4)
*lost 3-4 on pens
2/13/02 Bolton Wanderers League Away 3-0 B Williams Roche Irwin O’Shea Johnsen Wallwork 1 Davis 1 Stewart Forlan 1 Yorke Fortune Webber (9) Jowsey M Clegg Tierney Nardiello (3)
2/21/02 Aston Villa League Away 0-1 Van der Gouw Roche Pugh Wallwork Tierney Fortune Davis Stewart Webber Nardiello Djordjic McDermott (4) B Williams Rankin Muirhead M Williams (10)
2/28/02 Bradford City League Home 1-1 Carroll Roche Pugh O’Shea Tierney Fortune Davis Stewart Forlan 1 Yorke Djordjic Webber (9) B Williams M Williams (6) Rankin McDermott (2)
3/4/02 Newcastle United League Away 2-5 Rachubka Rankin Pugh O’Shea Tierney Fortune 1 Davis Stewart Webber 1 Yorke Djordjic McDermott B Williams M Williams (7) Fox (6) Muirhead (10)
3/7/02 Bury MSC Home 1-1° 229 Carroll Rankin Pugh O’Shea Tierney Yorke Muirhead Stewart Webber Davis* Djordjic McDermott B Williams M Williams Nardiello* (7) Fox
*lost 2-3 on pens
3/11/02 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 1-2 Steele Rankin Pugh McDermott Tierney Fox Muirhead Stewart Nardiello 1 M Williams Djordjic K Taylor B Williams Cogger (4) Sampson Heath (10)
3/14/02 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-2 Steele P Neville Pugh 1 O’Shea Tierney Stewart Muirhead Butt Nardiello Fortune Djordjic Rankin B Williams M Williams (7) Sampson (8) Fox (10)
3/20/02 Liverpool League Away 1-1 Carroll Irwin Pugh O’Shea Brown Fortune Davis Stewart Webber 1 Nardiello Djordjic Rankin B Williams Muirhead (7) Fox Tierney (5)
3/26/02 Sheffield Wednesday League Away 2-0 Rachubka Brown Pugh 1 Tierney May 1 Fox Davis Stewart Webber Nardiello Richardson Rankin (11) B Williams Sims (4) M Williams Muirhead (7)
4/4/02 Newcastle United League Home 0-0 Carroll Brown Pugh Tierney May Wallwork Davis Stewart M Williams Nardiello Djordjic Roche (2) B Williams Tate (9) Wood Rankin
4/9/02 Manchester City League Away 1-1 Van der Gouw Roche Pugh Tierney May Wallwork Wood Richardson 1 M Williams Nardiello Djordjic Rankin B Williams Tate (9) Muirhead Fox (7)
4/15/02 Bury MSC Away 1-0 B Williams S Clegg Rankin Tate Cogger Sampson Mooniaruck Humphreys Heath Muirhead 1 Richardson K Taylor Jowsey Poole (9) Sims Johnson (7)
4/18/02 Everton League Home 2-1 B Williams Roche Rankin Tierney May Wallwork 1 Chadwick Djordjic Nardiello Davis 1 Richardson Tate Moran M Williams (9) Wood (11) Muirhead
4/25/02 Leeds United League Away 2-0 2,954 Van der Gouw Roche Rankin Tierney May Wallwork Chadwick 1 Djordjic Webber 1 Davis Richardson Tate B Williams Wood (7) M Williams (11) Muirhead (9)
5/6/02 Leeds United League Home 1-2 Rachubka S Clegg Rankin Roche May Wallwork Lynch Stewart Muirhead 1 Nardiello Djordjic M Williams B Williams Tate (2) Wood Fox (7)

 

RESERVES APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2001/02
League MSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Jesper Blomqvist 1 1 2
Wes Brown 3 2 5
Nicky Butt 3 3
Roy Carroll 8 2 10
Luke Chadwick 7 3 1 8 3
Michael Clegg 10 3 13
Steven Clegg 1 1 2
John Cogger 1 (1) 1 (1)
Andy Cole 1 1
Nick Culkin 1 1
Jimmy Davis 15 (3) 6 4 1 19 (3) 7
Bojan Djordjic 16 (2) 1 4 1 20 (2) 2
Darren Fletcher 1 1
Diego Forlan 2 2 1 3 2
Quinton Fortune 13 4 13 4
David Fox 1 (6) 1 2 (6)
Colin Heath 1 (2) 1 (2)
Chris Humphreys 1 1
Denis Irwin 4 1 5
Ronny Johnsen 1 1
Eddie Johnson (1) (1)
Mark Lynch 3 (1) 1 1 4 (1) 1
Alan McDermott (3) 2 (1) 2 (4)
David May 11 2 11 2
Kalam Mooniaruck 1 1
Ben Muirhead 3 (6) 2 3 1 6 (6) 3
Daniel Nardiello 12 (7) 2 2 (2) 1 14 (9) 3
Phil Neville 3 3
John O’Shea 10 1 3 13 1
David Poole (1) (1)
Danny Pugh 10 (2) 2 2 12 (2) 2
Paul Rachubka 4 4
John Rankin 5 (2) 3 8 (2)
Kieran Richardson 4 (1) 1 1 (1) 5 (2) 1
Lee Roche 16 (2) 2 (1) 18 (3)
Gary Sampson (2) 2 2 (2)
Lee Sims (1) (1)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2 1 2 1
Michael Stewart 18 2 4 1 22 3
Luke Steele 1 1 2
Alan Tate 3 (4) 2 5 (4)
Paul Tierney 18 (1) 2 (1) 20 (2)
Mads Timm 1 (1) 1 1 (1) 1
Raimond van der Gouw 7 7
Ronnie Wallwork 17 3 3 20 3
Danny Webber 13 (3) 8 3 2 16 (3) 10
Ben Williams 3 3 6
Matty Williams 2 (8) 1 3 (8)
Neil Wood 2 (3) 1 2 (3) 1
Dwight Yorke 8 3 1 9 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.

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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.