MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2003/2004 (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
8/12/03 Aston Villa League Away 1-1 Carroll Sims Tierney Bardsley Tate D Jones Byrne Wood Johnson 1 M Williams Eagles Poole B Williams A Eckersley (7) Timm (9) Nardiello (10)
8/21/03 Blackburn Rovers League Home 0-2 982 Carroll G Neville Tierney Lynch Pugh Kleberson Byrne Wood Johnson Timm Richardson Bardsley (2) B Williams D Jones A Eckersley Calliste (7)
9/2/03 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 4-3 B Williams Lynch Pugh 1 Bardsley Tierney D Jones Byrne Wood Nardiello 3 Timm A Eckersley Johnson (6) Jowsey Tate Poole (7) Sims
9/4/03 Sunderland League Home 2-2 B Williams Lynch 1 Pugh Tierney Tate Wood Byrne Fortune Johnson Nardiello 1 A Eckersley Timm Steele Eagles (7) Bardsley D Jones (11)
9/9/03 Leeds United League Away 2-2 2,005 B Williams Lynch Pugh Tierney Tate Wood Eagles Fortune 1 Johnson Nardiello 1 Richardson Bardsley Heaton Byrne D Jones (6) Timm (9)
9/18/03 Middlesbrough League Home 2-3 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Tate D Jones Bellion Fletcher 1 Nardiello Timm 1 Richardson Eagles (8) B Williams Bardsley M Williams (7) Byrne (11)
9/22/03 West Bromwich Albion League Away 4-2 Steele Lynch Pugh Tierney Tate D Jones 2 Bellion Fletcher 1 Nardiello 1 Timm Richardson Eagles (7) Heaton Ebanks-Blake (9) A Eckersley M Williams (10)
9/25/03 Bolton Wanderers MSC Home 1-1 Carroll Lynch Pugh* Tierney Tate* D Jones Byrne Eagles* Nardiello Timm 1 M Williams N’Galula* (11) Steele A Eckersley* (6) Johnson (9) Sims
*won 5-3 on pens
10/2/03 Birmingham City League Home 3-1 Heaton Lynch Tierney McShane Tate D Jones 1 Eagles Pugh Johnson Timm Nardiello 2 Poole (10) Steele M Williams (12) A Eckersley Byrne
10/7/03 Everton League Away 2-3 Heaton Lynch Tierney Tate Bardsley D Jones Eagles Richardson Nardiello 2 Cooper Pugh Picken (8) Jowsey A Eckersley Howard Ebanks-Blake (10)
10/16/03 Liverpool League Away 1-0 4,830 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Tate D Jones Eagles Wood Cooper Bellion Richardson Nardiello 1 (11) Heaton Johnson (9) M Williams Picken (10)
10/23/03 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 2-0 540 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Tate D Jones Eagles 1 Wood Nardiello 1 Bellion Richardson M Williams (8) B Williams Cooper (9) Johnson (10) Picken
10/30/03 Newcastle United League Away 4-0 3,102 B Williams Lynch Pugh Bardsley Tierney D Jones Byrne Wood 1 Cooper 2 Johnson M Williams Picken (7) Jowsey Calliste (10) A Eckersley Ebanks-Blake 1 (9)
11/10/03 Bolton Wanderers League Away 2-1 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Bardsley 1 Kleberson Eagles Wood 1 Cooper Bellion Richardson M Williams (9) B Williams D Jones (11) Johnson (7) A Eckersley
11/20/03 Leeds United League Home 2-1 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Bardsley D Jones Byrne Wood 1 Cooper 1 Johnson Richardson M Williams B Williams Poole (7) Sims
11/27/03 Sunderland League Away 3-5 B Williams Sims Pugh Bardsley Tierney D Jones Poole 2 Wood Cooper Nardiello Richardson 1 Spector (2) Jowsey R Jones Flanagan Marsh
12/4/03 West Bromwich Albion League Home 2-0 Jowsey Sims A Eckersley Howard Spector Wood Eagles D Jones 1 Cooper Nardiello M Williams 1 Picken (2) B Williams Ebanks-Blake Poole (9) Calliste
12/15/03 Middlesbrough League Away 2-2° Jowsey Sims Pugh Spector McShane 1 D Jones Eagles Wood Nardiello M Williams Richardson Cooper (9) Heaton Picken (6) Poole (10) Howard
1/6/04 Manchester City MSC Away 1-2 2,197 B Williams Sims Pugh Bardsley Tate Wood M Williams Johnson Cooper 1 Nardiello Richardson Poole (9) Jowsey Timm (8) Lawrence (2) Lynch
1/22/04 Everton League Home 1-2 Jowsey Lynch Tierney Pugh Tate Fox Heath Wood Cooper 1 Ebanks-Blake Richardson Nardiello (9) Heaton M Williams (6) Martin McShane (3)
2/5/04 Aston Villa League Home 3-0° Carroll Lynch Pugh Howard McShane Fox Solskjaer Kleberson Bellion Timm Richardson 1 Eagles 1 (10) T Lee Heath Cooper (7) A Eckersley (8)
2/12/04 Bury MSC Home 1-0 Jowsey Fox Lawrence Pugh Lynch D Jones M Williams Timm Heath Bellion 1 Richardson Cooper (7) T Lee Poole Collett
2/19/04 Liverpool League Home 1-1 Heaton Lynch Lawrence Djemba-Djemba Brown Pugh Solskjaer D Jones Bellion 1 Heath Richardson Cooper (7) T Lee Poole (5) M Williams Sims
2/24/04 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 4-3 1,839 Heaton Picken Lawrence Howard Lynch D Jones Eagles 1 Solskjaer Cooper Heath 1 M Williams 2 Timm T Lee Hogg Collett A Eckersley
3/4/04 Manchester City League Home 3-3 2,224 Jowsey Lynch Lawrence Tierney Pugh Fox Heath D Jones Cooper M Williams 1 Richardson 1 Poole T Lee Timm 1 (10) Collett
3/17/04 Birmingham City League Away 2-1 Carroll Lynch Pugh Tierney Spector Fox Eagles D Jones Heath Timm 2 Richardson Poole Heaton Howard Ebanks-Blake Lawrence
3/23/04 Manchester City League Away 1-1° Heaton Lynch Pugh Tierney Spector D Jones Eagles Fox Heath Cooper Richardson Neumayr T Lee Picken (7) Ebanks-Blake Howard
4/8/04 Bolton Wanderers League Home 2-0 741 Heaton Lynch Pugh Howard Spector Fox Eagles D Jones Cooper 1 Poole Richardson 1 Ebanks-Blake (10) Jowsey Collett (11) Tierney Picken (6)
4/14/04 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-2 Heaton Lynch Pugh Tierney Spector Fox Eagles D Jones 1 Poole 1 Cooper Richardson Picken (7) Jowsey Ebanks-Blake (11) Collett Howard (6)
4/21/04 Newcastle United League Home 2-1 Heaton Picken Hogg Howard Spector R Jones Eagles 2 N’Galula Cooper Poole Collett Ebanks-Blake (10) Jowsey Calliste (11) Neumayr (6) Simpson
5/11/04 Manchester City MSC Fin Home 3-1 3,484 Carroll Lynch Tierney Spector Howard D Jones Eagles Fox Cooper 2 Heath Richardson Poole (10) Heaton N’Galula (7) Ebanks-Blake 1 (9) Picken

 

RESERVES APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2003/04
League MSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Phil Bardsley 6 (1) 1 2 8 (1) 1
David Bellion 7 1 1 1 8 2
Wes Brown 1 1
Danny Byrne 5 (1) 2 7 (1)
Ramon Calliste (3) (3)
Roy Carroll 9 2 11
Ben Collett 1 (1) 1 (1)
Kenny Cooper 4 (4) 5 2 (1) 3 6 (5) 8
Eric Djemba-Djemba 1 1
Chris Eagles 15 (4) 5 2 17 (4) 5
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 1 (6) 1 (1) 1 1 (7) 2
Adam Eckersley 2 (2) 1 (1) 3 (3)
Darren Fletcher 2 2 2 2
David Fox 7 2 9
Colin Heath 6 1 2 8 1
Tom Heaton 8 8
Steven Hogg 1 1
Mark Howard 5 (1) 1 6 (1)
Eddie Johnson 7 (3) 1 1 (2) 8 (5) 1
David Jones 19 (3) 5 4 23 (3) 5
Richie Jones 1 1
James Jowsey 4 (2) 1 5 (2)
Kleberson 3 3
Lee Lawrence 3 1 (1) 4 (1)
Mark Lynch 21 1 4 25 1
Paul McShane 3 (1) 1 3 (1) 1
Floribert N’Galula 1 (2) 1 (2)
Daniel Nardiello 10 (3) 9 3 3 13 (3) 12
Marcus Neumayr (1) (1)
Gary Neville 1 1
Phil Picken 2 (8) 2 (8)
David Poole 4 (5) 3 (3) 4 (8) 3
Danny Pugh 22 4 1 26 1
Kieran Richardson 19 4 3 22 4
Lee Sims 4 1 5
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 3 3
Jonathan Spector 7 (1) 1 8 (1)
Luke Steele 1 1
Alan Tate 10 2 12
Paul Tierney 19 3 22
Mads Timm 6 (3) 4 3 (1) 1 9 (4) 5
Ben Williams 4 2 6
Matty Williams 6 (6) 4 3 9 (6) 4
Neil Wood 13 3 2 15 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.