MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2009/10 (FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE, MANCHESTER SENIOR CUP & LANCASHIRE SENIOR CUP)
Date Opponents Comp Venue Res Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
8/17/09 Bolton Wanderers LSC Final Leyland 1-0 483 Amos Chester Dudgeon James Cathcart C Evans Stewart Eikrem Macheda 1 Welbeck Tosic Gray (5) Zieler Norwood Hewson (11) King (9)
8/24/09 Bolton Wanderers League Away 3-1 400 Amos W Brown De Laet James Cathcart 1 Chester Gray Gibson King Welbeck Tosic 1 Dudgeon Zieler Eikrem (11) Hewson 1 (8) Stewart (2)
8/27/09 Bury MSC Home 5-0 302 Zieler Gray Dudgeon C Evans Cathcart De Laet Stewart 1 Hewson 1 Macheda 2 Eikrem Norwood Moffatt 1 (2) Amos Chester (5) James (4)
9/3/09 Wigan Athletic League Home 2-1 382 Amos F Da Silva Dudgeon James Chester G Neville Stewart Anderson 1 Brandy Eikrem 1 Hewson Wootton Devlin Gill (9) Norwood (10) King (7)
9/17/09 Liverpool League Away 0-1 1,331 Zieler Gray Dudgeon C Evans Chester De Laet Welbeck Macheda King Eikrem Tosic Gill (3) Amos Norwood Tunnicliffe Brady (11)
10/1/09 Sunderland League Home 4-0 420 Amos F Da Silva Dudgeon C Evans De Laet Gill Norwood Macheda King 2 Eikrem 2 Tosic R Brown (2) Devlin Stewart (8) Brady (10) Cofie
10/6/09 Everton League Away 1-0 1,276 Van Der Sar F Da Silva Dudgeon C Evans Gill James Norwood Macheda 1 King Eikrem Brady Wootton (9) Amos Brandy (7) W Keane (10)
10/12/09 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 3-0 416 Amos R Da Silva F Da Silva Wootton Gill James Obertan Hewson 1 Brandy 1 Norwood Brady W Keane (8) Lloyd-Weston Eikrem (2) King 1 (7)
10/22/09 Blackburn Rovers League Home 3-0 660 Amos R Brown Dudgeon De Laet Gill James Obertan Hewson King Eikrem 1 Tosic 1 C Evans (8) Zieler Norwood (10) Brandy 1 (9) Stewart
10/29/09 Liverpool LSC Home 1-1 792 Zieler R Brown Dudgeon C Evans Gill De Laet Stewart Hewson King Norwood Brandy* Tosic* 1 (8) Macheda* (2) James (10)
* lost 3-4 on pens
11/3/09 Manchester City League Away 0-1 360 Zieler De Laet Dudgeon C Evans Gill James Stewart Norwood King Eikrem Tosic Wootton (5) Devlin Tunnicliffe (8) Ajose Brandy (3)
11/24/09 Hull City League Away 2-1 747 Zieler Tunnicliffe Gill Wootton De Laet James Stewart Hewson Norwood Eikrem Tosic 2 Ajose Devlin W Keane (8) Petrucci (10)
12/14/09 Bolton Wanderers MSC Away 2-2 Amos Tunnicliffe McGinty Wootton Gill Pogba 1 Stewart Hewson* Norwood* Eikrem Ajose 1 Fornasier Zieler Massacci Petrucci Cofie (11)
* lost 2-3 on pens
1/21/10 Sunderland League Away 4-0 729 Amos Gray Dudgeon De Laet Gill James Norwood C Evans Diouf 3 Welbeck Obertan Moffatt Zieler Stewart (9) Hewson 1 (7) Macheda (8)
1/28/10 Bolton Wanderers League Home 1-0 225 Foster Gray 1 F Da Silva De Laet Gill James Stewart C Evans Diouf Hewson Obertan Moffatt Zieler Dudgeon (16) Norwood (7) Brandy (8)
2/18/10 Everton League Home 2-0 484 Foster De Laet F Da Silva C Evans Gill Possebon Stewart 1 Anderson Diouf 1 Norwood Obertan R Brown (3) Zieler Moffatt Wootton (8) Brandy (9)
2/24/10 Blackburn Rovers League Away 1-1 2,803 Amos R Brown Gill C Evans De Laet 1 Wootton Stewart Possebon Diouf Norwood Obertan Moffatt Zieler W Keane (7) Ajose Brandy (11)
3/8/10 Stockport County MSC Away 1-0 358 Zieler Moffatt Gill C Evans Cathcart Wootton Stewart Possebon Brandy Norwood Ajose Devlin Eikrem (2) Cole (9) W Keane 1 (11)
3/11/10 Manchester City League Home 2-2 2,039 Zieler R Brown 1 Gill C Evans Wootton De Laet Norwood Possebon Diouf W Keane 1 Obertan Moffatt Devlin Eikrem (6) Stewart (9) Brandy (11)
3/18/10 Burnley League Home 2-0 947 Zieler R Brown Dudgeon C Evans 1 Wootton Gill Stewart Possebon Brandy 1 Norwood Hargreaves Moffatt (3) Devlin Eikrem (11) Ajose (8)
4/8/10 Hull City League Home 6-1 429 Foster Moffatt Dudgeon 1 C Evans 1 De Laet 1 Gill 1 Stewart Possebon Brandy 1 Norwood Obertan 1 Wootton (2) Zieler Pogba (10) W Keane (7) Cofie
4/13/10 Liverpool League Home 1-0 960 Foster Wootton Dudgeon C Evans De Laet Gill Stewart Possebon Brandy Norwood Obertan 1 Moffatt Devlin Thorpe Pogba (7) W Keane (9)
4/22/10 Manchester City MSC Home 0-2 864 Foster Wootton Dudgeon C Evans De Laet Gill Stewart Possebon Macheda Norwood Brandy R Brown (11) Devlin Pogba (7) W Keane (9) Hussain
4/26/10 Wigan Athletic League Away 0-1 235 Zieler M Keane Dudgeon C Evans De Laet Gill Stewart Possebon Brandy Norwood Hussain Ekangamene (2) Johnstone Lingard (11) Cole (9)
4/29/10 Burnley League Away 1-0 662 Zieler M Keane Dudgeon C Evans Gill Cole 1 Stewart Possebon Lingard Norwood Hussain Fornasier (3) Johnstone Brady (5) Ekangamene Cofie (11)
5/3/10 Aston Villa Play-off Home 3-3 2,165 Foster* R Da Silva Dudgeon C Evans De Laet Gill Stewart Possebon* Diouf 2 Norwood Macheda* 1 Wootton Zieler Pogba (10) Obertan (7) W Keane (15)

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.