MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2005/2006 (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
8/15/05 Bolton Wanderers League Away 3-0 900 Heaton Bardsley Picken Pique Brown R Jones Heath 2 Smith 1 Cooper Rossi Martin N’Galula T Lee J Evans (5) Campbell (9) Gibson (11)
8/22/05 Manchester City MSC Away 0-0 1,222 Steele Bardsley* A Eckersley Pique* J Evans R Jones* S Evans Miller Campbell Rossi Martin Gibson* (8) T Lee Shawcross Cooper* (10) Simpson (7)
*won 5-3 on pens
9/1/05 Sunderland League Home 1-2 492 T Howard Simpson Bardsley J Evans Pique R Jones Campbell Gibson Cooper Rossi 1 Martin S Evans (9) T Lee Mullan K Lee Neumayr
9/6/05 Leeds United League Away 2-0 T Lee Simpson Bardsley J Evans 1 Pique R Jones Neumayr Gibson Cooper Rossi 1 Martin Ebanks-Blake (9) Zieler S Evans (11) Shawcross (2) Rose
9/13/05 Oldham Athletic LSC Away 1-2 Steele Simpson K Lee R Jones J Evans Gibson Neumayr Martin Ebanks-Blake Cooper 1 S Evans Campbell (5) Crockett Rose (9) Marsh Puustinen
9/19/05 Stockport County MSC Home 4-1 Steele Bardsley Simpson J Evans Shawcross R Jones Neumayr Miller 2 Ebanks-Blake 1 Campbell Martin Rossi (11) T Lee Gibson Pique (4) Cooper 1 (9)
9/22/05 Birmingham City League Home 1-0 T Howard Simpson K Lee R Jones Shawcross Neumayr Campbell Gibson Cooper Ebanks-Blake 1 Martin Cathcart T Lee Marsh Puustinen Rose (11)
9/26/05 Newcastle United League Away 0-2 Steele Simpson K Lee Shawcross J Evans R Jones Neumayr Gibson Cooper Campbell Rose Mullan (11) T Lee Hewson (7) Marsh (10)
10/3/05 Bury MSC Home 5-0° 204 T Lee N’Galula A Eckersley Simpson Pique Marsh Neumayr Fox Ebanks-Blake 1 Rossi 3 Martin Cooper (9) Crockett Mullan (11) J Evans (2) Gibson
10/6/05 Everton League Home 3-1 550 T Lee Bardsley A Eckersley Pique J Evans Fox Neumayr Gibson 1 Ebanks-Blake 1 Rossi 1 Martin Cooper (9) Zieler Mullan Marsh (7) Shawcross (2)
10/10/05 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 4-1 829 T Lee Simpson A Eckersley Pique J Evans Fox 1 Neumayr Gibson Ebanks-Blake 1 Rossi 1 Martin 1 Cooper (9) Amos Mullan (11) Marsh Shawcross
10/20/05 Middlesbrough League Home 2-1 612 Steele Simpson A Eckersley J Evans Brown Fox Neumayr R Jones Ebanks-Blake Rossi 1 Martin Cooper 1 (10) T Lee Marsh Gray (7) Shawcross (5)
10/31/05 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 1-5 T Lee Cathcart K Lee J Evans Shawcross Gibson Mullan Hewson Gray Campbell 1 S Evans Simpson Zieler Marsh Fagan (4) C Evans (8)
11/3/05 Wigan Athletic League Home 2-1 431 T Howard Simpson A Eckersley J Evans Pique Fox Neumayr R Jones Ebanks-Blake 2 Rossi Martin Cooper (8) Steele Gibson (5) Marsh (7)
11/7/05 Blackburn Rovers League Away 4-2 819 Steele Simpson K Lee J Evans 1 Bardsley Fox Neumayr Gibson Ebanks-Blake 1 Rossi 2 Martin Cooper (9) T Lee Shawcross Gray Marsh
11/17/05 West Bromwich Albion League Home 4-1° T Howard G Neville A Eckersley J Evans Pique Fox Neumayr 1 R Jones Cooper 1 Rossi 1 Martin Simpson (2) T Lee Gibson (6) Campbell (9) Marsh
11/23/05 Manchester City League Away 4-2 T Howard G Neville A Eckersley Pique Bardsley Fox Neumayr Richardson Saha Rossi 3 Martin Simpson (2) Steele Ebanks-Blake R Jones (11) Cooper 1 (8)
12/5/05 Liverpool League Home 0-2 2,738 Steele Simpson A Eckersley Cathcart Pique Fox Neumayr R Jones Solskjaer Rossi Martin Cooper (11) T Lee Ebanks-Blake (9) Gray (6) Marsh
12/15/05 Bolton Wanderers League Home 5-0 T Lee Simpson A Eckersley R Jones 1 Pique Fox Neumayr Solskjaer Ebanks-Blake 3 Rossi Martin Cooper (10) Steele Marsh (8) Moran 1 (7) Puustinen
1/12/06 Leeds United League Home 5-1 703 T Lee Marsh K Lee Bardsley Pique Fox Neumayr Solskjaer 1 Campbell 2 Rossi 2 Cooper M Howard (4) Heaton S Evans (9) Moran Puustinen
1/26/06 Sunderland League Away 3-2 Steele Marsh K Lee M Howard Vidic Rose Neumayr Pique Campbell 1 Rossi 2 Moran S Evans (9) Heaton Cathcart (5) Gray Brandy (11)
2/2/06 Newcastle United League Home 4-0 Steele Marsh K Lee Bardsley Pique R Jones Neumayr Gibson Campbell Rossi 3 Moran Cathcart (4) Zieler Rose S Evans 1 (11) Brandy (9)
2/9/06 Aston Villa League Home 0-3 T Howard Marsh K Lee Bardsley Pique R Jones Neumayr Hewson Solskjaer Rossi Barnes Gibson (8) Steele Cathcart (2) Campbell (11) Moran
2/14/06 Birmingham City League Away 4-0 Steele Bardsley K Lee M Howard Pique Gibson 1 Neumayr R Jones Campbell Rossi 3 Solskjaer Marsh (3) Zieler Cathcart Rose (9) Moran
2/21/06 Everton League Away 4-1 Steele Marsh Bardsley M Howard 1 O’Shea Neumayr Barnes R Jones Solskjaer Rossi 2 Moran Fagan 1 (5) Zieler Chester Burns Cleverley
3/2/06 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Home 1-1 Steele Marsh Bardsley M Howard Pique R Jones Neumayr Gibson Solskjaer 1 Rossi Fortune K Lee (3) Zieler Moran Rose (11) Gray
3/7/06 Middlesbrough League Away 1-1 T Howard Marsh Evra M Howard Pique Richardson R Jones Fletcher Solskjaer Rossi Fortune Gibson (11) Steele Gray (5) Campbell 1 (9) K Lee
3/15/06 Wigan Athletic League Away 0-4 Steele Bardsley Evra M Howard Vidic Gibson Neumayr Pique Barnes Rossi Fortune Marsh (5) Zieler K Lee (3) Moran (4) Mullan
3/23/06 Blackburn Rovers League Home 2-3° Steele Marsh K Lee Shawcross Pique Rose Neumayr Hewson Brandy Rossi Mullan 1 Fortune Amos Gray (9) Burns Lea
3/27/06 West Bromwich Albion League Away 2-0 683 Steele Marsh Rose Pique Shawcross R Jones Neumayr Gibson Campbell Rossi 2 Mullan J Evans (4) Gray (8) Hewson Moran Burns (9)
4/4/06 Manchester City League Home 6-0 1,302 Steele Marsh Rose J Evans Pique Gibson Neumayr 1 R Jones Campbell 4 Rossi 1 Mullan Gray (2) Zieler Shawcross (4) Barnes (9) Lea
4/22/06 Aston Villa League Away 1-0 2,118 Steele Marsh Fortune Heinze J Evans R Jones Neumayr Gibson Campbell 1 Rossi Richardson Shawcross (4) Zieler Rose K Lee Mullan (11)
4/25/06 Oldham Athletic MSC Fin Away 3-2 Steele Marsh K Lee Heinze Pique Rose Neumayr R Jones Campbell 2 Rossi 1 Mullan J Evans (2) Zieler Gibson (8) Gray (4) Shawcross
4/30/06 Liverpool League Away 0-1 1,179 Steele Gray K Lee Shawcross J Evans Rose Neumayr R Jones Campbell Hewson Mullan Burns (11) Crockett Marsh Barnes (10) Cathcart
5/4/06 Tottenham Hotspur Play-off Home 2-0 2,416 T Howard Gray K Lee Pique 1 J Evans Gibson Neumayr Fletcher Campbell Solskjaer 1 Rose Rossi (10) Steele R Jones (8) Mullan (11) Shawcross

 

RESERVES APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2005/06
League MSC LSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Phil Bardsley 13 2 15
Michael Barnes 3 (2) 3 (2)
Fabien Brandy 1 (2) 1 (2)
Wes Brown 2 2
Aaron Burns (2) (2)
Fraizer Campbell 11 (4) 9 4 3 (1) 15 (5) 12
Craig Cathcart 1 (3) 1 2 (3)
Kenny Cooper 7 (8) 3 (2) 1 1 1 8 (10) 5
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 7 (2) 9 2 2 1 10 (2) 11
Adam Eckersley 8 2 10
Corry Evans (1) (1)
Jonny Evans 12 (2) 2 3 (1) 1 16 (3) 2
Sean Evans (5) 1 2 1 3 (5) 1
Patrice Evra 2 2
Chris Fagan (1) 1 (1) (2) 1
Darren Fletcher 1 1
Quinton Fortune 4 4
David Fox 10 1 1 11 1
Darron Gibson 14 (5) 2 1 (2) 1 16 (7) 2
David Gray 1 (6) 1 (1) 2 (7)
Colin Heath 1 2 1 2
Tom Heaton 1 1
Gabriel Heinze 1 1 2
Sam Hewson 3 (1) 1 4 (1)
Mark Howard 6 (1) 1 6 (1) 1
Tim Howard 7 7
Richie Jones 20 (1) 1 3 1 24 (1) 1
Kieran Lee 10 (2) 2 1 13 (2)
Tommy Lee 5 2 7
Phil Marsh 11 (6) 2 13 (6)
Lee Martin 13 1 3 1 17 1
Kyle Moran 3 (2) 1 3 (2) 1
Liam Miller 2 2 2 2
Jamie Mullan 4 (3) 1 2 6 (3) 1
Floribert N’Galula 1 1
Marcus Neumayr 25 2 3 1 29 2
Gary Neville 2 2
John O’Shea 1 1
Phil Picken 1 1
Gerard Pique 21 3 (1) 24 (1)
Kieran Richardson 3 3
Danny Rose 6 (3) 1 (1) 7 (4)
Giuseppe Rossi 25 26 3 (1) 4 28 (1) 30
Louis Saha 1 1
Ryan Shawcross 5 (5) 2 7 (5)
Danny Simpson 10 (2) 2 (1) 1 13 (3)
Alan Smith 1 1 1 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 8 2 8 2
Luke Steele 15 3 1 19
Nemanja Vidic 2 2

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.