MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2007/2008 (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
8/30/07 Everton League Home 1-0 1,323 Heaton K Lee A Eckersley Chester Pique Hewson S Evans Gibson Dong Campbell Martin Barnes (10) Zieler R Eckersley (5) Brandy 1 (9)
9/4/07 Manchester City League Away 1-3 789 Heaton R Eckersley A Eckersley Bardsley Chester K Lee Eagles Hewson Campbell 1 Anderson Martin Dong (7) Woods S Evans Barnes (11) Brandy (10)
9/27/07 Bolton Wanderers League Home 1-1° Heaton Gray A Eckersley Bardsley Chester K Lee Barnes Hewson Brandy Campbell Martin S Evans (11) Amos Fagan R Eckersley (4) Drinkwater (10)
10/1/07 Blackburn Rovers League Away 0-1 493 Zieler Gray A Eckersley Chester R Eckersley K Lee Barnes Hewson Dong Brandy S Evans C Evans Amos Drinkwater (7) Fagan (11)
10/11/07 Liverpool League Home 1-1 Zieler Gray A Eckersley R Eckersley Chester K Lee 1 Cleverley Hewson Dong Fagan Barnes S Evans Woods C Evans Drinkwater (7) Welbeck (10)
11/1/07 Stockport County MSC Home 6-1 828 Heaton Gray J Evans G Neville Simpson K Lee Barnes Eagles 1 Dong 2 Brandy 2 S Evans 1 R Eckersley (4) Zieler Welbeck (10) Chester Bryan
11/6/07 Middlesbrough League Away 2-1 849 Heaton Gray S Evans R Eckersley Chester James Bryan K Lee Dong 1 Brandy 1 Barnes C Evans (2) Zieler Welbeck (7) Norwood
11/14/07 Wigan Athletic League Away 1-0 Amos Gray Simpson R Eckersley Chester K Lee Eagles Hewson Brandy 1 Dong Barnes S Evans Woods (1) Cleverley (8) Fagan Welbeck (10)
11/22/07 Bury MSC Home 5-0 269 Zieler K Lee Cleverley R Eckersley Chester C Evans Barnes Hewson Dong 1 Fagan 2 S Evans 1 Brandy Woods Welbeck 1 (9) Eikrem (6)
11/29/07 Sunderland League Home 2-0 446 Heaton Simpson Cleverley J Evans Chester K Lee Eagles 1 Hewson Brandy 1 Dong Barnes S Evans Zieler R Eckersley Fagan Welbeck (10)
1/9/08 Everton League Away 2-2 2,044 Zieler G Neville 1 Simpson Chester Cathcart R Jones Gray Hewson Brandy Dong S Evans 1 R Eckersley (5) Heaton Fagan (2) Cleverley (3) Lea
1/17/08 Oldham Athletic LSC Home 4-0 Zieler Gray Lea R Eckersley Chester Cleverley McCormack 1 Hewson 1 Fagan 1 Norwood S Evans 1 Galbraith Amos Dudgeon Brandao Curran
1/23/08 Bolton Wanderers League Away 2-0 726 Zieler R Eckersley Lea Cleverley 2 Chester Cathcart Bryan Hewson Fagan C Evans S Evans McCormack Amos Drinkwater (9) James Norwood
1/31/08 Bolton Wanderers MSC Home 3-2 Heaton Gray Lea R Eckersley Cathcart 1 Hewson Cleverley Eagles 1 Dong Welbeck S Evans 1 Chester Zieler Fagan C Evans Bryan (9)
2/7/08 Manchester City MSC Home 2-0 558 Heaton Gray Lea R Eckersley Chester Hewson Barnes Cleverley Welbeck Eagles 2 S Evans Possebon (7) Zieler Galbraith (11) Bryan C Evans
2/14/08 Blackburn Rovers League Home 1-2 389 Zieler Gray R Eckersley Pique Cathcart Hewson Cleverley Possebon Welbeck 1 Eagles S Evans Simpson (5) Amos Chester Dong (10) Barnes (15)
2/21/08 Wigan Athletic League Home 1-1° 272 Heaton Simpson Lea Pique Chester R Jones Eagles Possebon Welbeck Hewson Barnes R Eckersley (8) Woods Cleverley (6) Bryan (3) Galbraith
2/26/08 Liverpool League Away 0-2 10,546 Heaton G Neville Simpson Pique R Eckersley Hewson Cleverley Possebon Welbeck Eagles S Evans Chester (2) Zieler R Jones Bryan (11) Macheda
3/6/08 Middlesbrough League Home 2-1 360 Foster R Eckersley Simpson Chester Pique Hewson 1 Eagles 1 Possebon Welbeck Fagan Cleverley Lea Zieler C Evans (8) Bryan (10) James
3/12/08 Sunderland League Away 0-1 1,032 Kuszczak G Neville Simpson Chester Pique Cleverley Eagles Possebon Welbeck Hewson S Evans Lea Zieler Gray (2) Fagan Barnes (11)
3/20/08 Manchester City League Home 4-1 741 Heaton G Neville Silvestre Simpson 1 Chester Cleverley Gray Possebon Welbeck 3 Eagles Barnes Lea Zieler R Eckersley (3) Galbraith (11) C Evans
3/27/08 Newcastle United League Away 3-1 547 Foster R Jones Silvestre R Eckersley Chester C Evans Eagles 1 Possebon Welbeck 1 Macheda 1 Cleverley Norwood Zieler Galbraith (8) Eikrem Brady (6)
4/1/08 Newcastle United League Away 1-1 2,839 Zieler G Neville R Eckersley Cathcart Chester R Jones Gray Possebon Macheda Cleverley S Evans 1 C Evans Amos Galbraith Eikrem Brady
4/21/08 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 2-0 Amos Gray Cleverley Chester Cathcart Hewson 1 R Jones Possebon Welbeck Eagles 1 S Evans Galbraith (11) Woods C Evans Fagan Bryan (9)
4/24/08 Bolton Wanderers LSC Semi Away 2-1 Zieler Gray Cleverley Chester Cathcart Hewson Drinkwater Possebon Macheda 1 Eagles 1 S Evans C Evans Amos Galbraith (10) James Eikrem (11)
5/12/08 Bolton Wanderers MSC Fin Home 2-0 Zieler Gray Cleverley Chester R Eckersley Hewson Barnes Possebon 1 Welbeck 1 Eagles S Evans Fagan Amos Macheda James Drinkwater

 

RESERVES APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2007/08
League MSC LSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Ben Amos 1 1 2
Luis Anderson 1 1
Phil Bardsley 2 2
Michael Barnes 8 (3) 4 12 (3)
Robbie Brady (1) (1)
Fabien Brandy 6 (2) 4 1 2 7 (2) 6
Antonio Bryan 2 (3) (2) 2 (5)
Fraizer Campbell 3 1 3 1
Craig Cathcart 4 2 1 1 7 1
James Chester 16 (1) 4 2 22 (1)
Tom Cleverley 10 (3) 2 5 2 17 (3) 2
Fangzhou Dong 7 (2) 1 3 3 10 (2) 4
Daniel Drinkwater (5) 1 1 (5)
Chris Eagles 10 3 5 5 1 1 16 9
Adam Eckersley 5 5
Richard Eckersley 11 (5) 4 (1) 1 16 (6)
Magnus Eikrem (1) (1) (2)
Corry Evans 2 (2) 1 3 (2)
Jonny Evans 1 1 2
Sean Evans 9 (1) 2 6 3 2 1 17 (1) 6
Chris Fagan 3 (1) 1 (1) 2 1 1 5 (2) 3
Ben Foster 2 2
Danny Galbraith (2) (1) (1) (4)
Darron Gibson 1 1
David Gray 9 (1) 5 2 16 (1)
Tom Heaton 8 3 11
Sam Hewson 14 1 5 1 2 1 21 3
Matty James 1 1
Richie Jones 4 1 5
Tomasz Kuszczak 1 1
Michael Lea 2 2 1 5
Kieran Lee 8 1 2 10 1
Conor McCormack 1 1 1 1
Federico Macheda 2 (1) 1 1 1 3 (1) 2
Lee Martin 3 3
Gary Neville 5 1 1 5 1
Oliver Norwood (1) 1 1 (1)
Gerard Pique 6 6
Rodrigo Possebon 8 2 (1) 1 1 11 (1) 1
Mikael Silvestre 2 2
Danny Simpson 8 (1) 1 1 9 (1) 1
Danny Welbeck 7 (4) 5 4 (2) 2 11 (6) 7
Gary Woods (1) (1)
Ron-Robert Zieler 6 2 2 10

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.