MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 2010/11 (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
8/24/10 Manchester City MSC Away 3-1 1,569 Amos Neville R Da Silva W Brown Smalling Carrick Gibson Anderson Macheda 2 Eikrem Cleverley 1 Gill (6) Devlin Dudgeon (3) W Keane (8) Norwood
9/1/10 Oldham Athletic MSC Away 2-1 1,101 Devlin W Brown Gill Wootton Ferdinand De Laet Macheda 1 Anderson Cofie Eikrem Ajose 1 R Brown (5) Coll Tunnicliffe (4) Lingard (9)
9/9/10 Stockport County MSC Home 2-0 535 Johnstone R Brown De Laet C Evans Wootton W Brown Morrison Anderson W Keane 1 Eikrem Ajose Gill (6) Devlin Brady Cofie 1 (8)
9/16/10 Aston Villa League Home 1-4 583 Johnstone Wootton De Laet C Evans R Brown Gill Obertan Morrison W Keane Eikrem Bebe Vermijl Devlin Brady (9) Ajose 1 (8) Cofie (10)
9/20/10 Bury LSC Away 5-1 Johnstone Vermijl 1 14. Fryers C Evans Wootton R Brown Stewart Morrison Ajose Eikrem Brady 2 M Keane (8) Devlin Tunnicliffe 1 (4) Cofie 1 (2)
9/23/10 Bolton Wanderers MSC Home 4-0 391 Devlin R Brown Fryers C Evans Wootton Gill Stewart Obertan Ajose 3 Eikrem Brady Hussain (9) Johnstone Tunnicliffe (7) Cofie 1 (11)
9/27/10 Blackburn Rovers League Away 2-2 3,644 Devlin R Brown Fryers C Evans Wootton Gill Vermijl Morrison Obertan Eikrem 1 Brady 1 Johnstone Thorpe (2) Tunnicliffe (11) Cofie (7)
11/2/10 Bolton Wanderers League Away 3-1 312 Devlin R Brown De Laet Thorpe 1 Wootton Tunnicliffe Stewart 1 Vermijl W Keane 1 Pogba Brady Fornasier Coll M Keane (11) Ekangamene Lingard
11/11/10 West Bromwich Alb League Away 2-2 306 Amos Vermijl 1 De Laet Thorpe Wootton M Keane Stewart Tunnicliffe W Keane Eikrem Morrison Fornasier 1 (6) Jacob McGinty (3) Lingard (10)
11/18/10 Wigan Athletic League Home 3-1 386 Amos Vermijl Dudgeon F Da Silva Wootton R Brown Stewart Tunnicliffe W Keane 1 Lingard Bebe 2 Thorpe (3) Coll Morrison (11) Cofie (10)
11/23/10 Manchester City League Away 1-1 1,726 Johnstone R Brown Dudgeon Gill Wootton Pogba Stewart Tunnicliffe W Keane 1 Eikrem Vermijl Thorpe Coll Norwood (11) Lingard Cofie (6)
12/16/10 Newcastle United League Home 5-1 357 Amos M Keane Blackett R Brown Dudgeon Vermijl Norwood Tunnicliffe 1 W Keane 2 Eikrem Morrison 2 McGinty (2) Coll Lingard Cofie Van Velzen (3)
1/13/11 Bolton Wanderers League Home 1-0 371 Devlin O’Shea F Da Silva C Evans W Brown Wootton King 1 Norwood Bebe Obertan Dudgeon Brady (2) Jacob Vermijl (9) Fryers Massacci
1/17/11 Bury* MSC Away 8-0 27 Lindegaard O’Shea Gill Scholes W Brown Wootton King 2 Gibson Obertan 3 F Da Silva 1 Brady 1 Vermijl 1 (7) Devlin R Brown (3) Norwood (4)
* (played at Carrington – behind closed doors)
1/26/11 Wigan Athletic League Away 0-0 361 Devlin R Brown Dudgeon Wootton Gill W Brown King Brady Obertan Norwood Bebe W Keane (11) Jacob Fryers Cole Vermijl (8)
2/3/11 Rochdale MSC Home 6-1 238 Devlin R Brown McGinty Wootton Gill Ekangamene Vermijl Norwood King 3 F Da Silva 1 Brady 1 Giverin (2) Johnstone Morrison 1 (3) Barmby (6)
2/13/11 Oldham Athletic* LSC Home 3-0 Lindegaard Vermijl F Da Silva R Brown Gill Norwood Bebe 1 Brady King 2 Morrison Obertan Barmby (8) Devlin Giverin Petrucci (7) McGinty (5)
* (played at Carrington – behind closed doors)
3/3/11 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 3-3 1,152 Devlin R Brown Dudgeon Norwood Wootton Gill Bebe 1 Brady 1 King Obertan 1 Vermijl Petrucci (9) Johnstone Ekangamene McGinty Massacci
3/9/11 Blackpool League Away 1-2° 674 Devlin R Brown Dudgeon Norwood Wootton Gill Bebe Brady King Obertan Vermijl Petrucci (9) Fettis Giverin Ekangamene (10)
3/17/11 Sunderland League Home 2-2 381 Devlin R Brown Vermijl Norwood Wootton Gill Bebe 1 Tunnicliffe King 1 Morrison Obertan Pogba (7) Johnstone Thorpe Petrucci (2)
3/21/11 Newcastle United* League Away 2-1 Johnstone R Brown Dudgeon Norwood Wootton Gill Vermijl Tunnicliffe King Morrison Obertan 2 M Keane McGinty Petrucci (7) Blackett (9)
* (played behind closed doors)
4/1/11 West Ham United League Away 1-0 1,106 Johnstone R Brown M Keane 1 Wootton Thorpe Norwood Vermijl Tunnicliffe King Cole Dudgeon Petrucci (10) Fettis Lingard (9)
4/7/11 Manchester City League Home 3-1 855 Amos Vermijl Dudgeon R Brown Wootton Gill Bebe Norwood King Petrucci Obertan 1 Anderson 2 (2) Devlin (1) Rudge (11) Rothwell
4/13/11 Everton League Home 2-0 450 Devlin W Brown Dudgeon R Brown Wootton Gill Bebe Norwood 2 Obertan Anderson King Brady (10) Johnstone Petrucci (9) Vermijl (2) Ekangamene
4/18/11 Chelsea League Home 4-1 503 Amos Vermijl Dudgeon R Brown Wootton Gill Bebe 1 Norwood Obertan 1 Brady King 2 Petrucci (10) Devlin Rudge (11) Wilkinson Rowley
4/28/11 Arsenal League Home 0-0 Amos W Brown Dudgeon R Brown Wootton Gill Bebe Norwood Obertan Fletcher Brady Vermijl (7) Devlin Petrucci Tunnicliffe (10) W Keane (11)
5/4/11 Liverpool League Away 2-2 732 Amos Vermijl Brady Norwood Wootton Gill Ajose 1 James King Petrucci Obertan 1 Morrison (7) Devlin Ekangamene (9) Lawrence Blackett (8)
5/11/11 Blackburn Rovers Play-off Home 1-2 Amos R Da Silva Vermijl R Brown Wootton Gill Fletcher Norwood Obertan Brady King Cofie (7) Devlin Blackett Petrucci 1 (8) Ajose (2)
5/16/11 Bolton Wanderers MSC Final Home 3-1 Lindegaard R Da Silva Gill R Brown 1 Wootton James Fletcher Norwood Ajose 1 Obertan Brady King (6) Devlin Petrucci 1 (10) Vermijl (11) Barmby
5/20/11 Blackburn Rovers* LSC Semi Home 0-1 26 Devlin Vermijl Brady Norwood Wootton Gill Bebe Ajose Obertan Petrucci King Ekangamene Coll Leao
* (played at Carrington – behind closed doors)
° = Basham own goal v Blackpool (away)
Oliver Gill was injured during warm up and was replaced by Zeki Fryers v Bury (LSC away). Fryers originally named as a substitute wore the number 14 shirt

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.