MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES / UNDER 21’s (FA PREMIER UNDER 21’s 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
8/8/12 Accrington Stanley LSC Fin Leyland 4-0 660 Johnstone Vermijl Blackett Fornasier Thorpe Giverin Cole 2 Tunnicliffe King 1 Petrucci Bebe Veseli (16) Sutherland Januzaj (11) Daehli Lawrence 1 (6)
8/18/12 Stoke City League Away 1-0 Johnstone M Keane Blackett Fletcher Thorpe Wootton 1 Cole Tunnicliffe King Petrucci Lingard Veseli (11) Gollini Fornasier (10) Januzaj Lawrence (9)
8/29/12 Tottenham Hotspur League Home 2-1 Lindegaard Wootton Buttner Fletcher Evans M Keane Brady Powell King Tunnicliffe Macheda 2 Cole (11) Sutherland Lingard (7) Thorpe (9) Fornasier
9/20/12 Bury MSC Home 4-1 283 Johnstone Vermijl 1 Blackett Wootton M Keane Tunnicliffe Brady Petrucci King 1 Macheda 1 Lingard 1 Veseli Gollini Fornasier James (9) Thorpe (2)
9/28/12 Newcastle United League Home 4-2 Johnstone Cole Blackett Thorpe Fornasier Tunnicliffe Brady King Macheda 2 Petrucci 1 Lingard Henriques 1 (2) Gollini Veseli (3) James McGinty (8)
10/1/12 Sunderland League Away 0-0 821 Johnstone Henriques Ekangamene Veseli Thorpe Fornasier Cole King Macheda Petrucci Brady Blackett (11) Gollini McCullough James (2) Hendrie
10/8/12 Southampton League Home 3-3 408 Gollini Wootton Blackett Thorpe M Keane Fornasier Bebe Cole 1 King Tunnicliffe Lingard 1 Veseli 1 (7) Pereira McGinty (3) James (9) Hendrie
10/18/12 Bolton Wanderers MSC Home 2-1 342 Johnstone Veseli McGinty Thorpe M Keane Fornasier Cole Tunnicliffe Macheda 1 Powell 1 Lingard Januzaj Sutherland Blackett James Barmby
10/24/12 Stockport County MSC Away 2-1 Sutherland Vermijl James Ekangamene Wootton Blackett Bebe 1 Henriques 1 Macheda Powell Januzaj McCullough (11) O’Hara Hendrie (10) Veseli Lawrence (9)
10/27/12 Tottenham Hotspur League Away 2-4 Johnstone Veseli McGinty Thorpe M Keane Fornasier Cole Tunnicliffe King Lingard 1 Brady Ekangamene Sutherland Blackett (4) James Lawrence 1 (9)
11/5/12 Stoke City League Home 1-1 387 Johnstone Vermijl McGinty Thorpe Wootton Fornasier Cole Tunnicliffe Macheda Powell 1 Januzaj Veseli Sutherland Lawrence James Ekangamene
11/12/12 Newcastle United League Away 2-1 417 Sutherland Veseli Vermijl Thorpe 1 Wootton Fornasier Bebe Tunnicliffe Macheda Januzaj Cole Lawrence 1 (9) J Pereira Ekangamene (10) James Hendrie (7)
11/19/12 Aston Villa League Home 0-1 Sutherland Veseli James Hendrie McCullough Fornasier Bebe Lawrence Henriques Januzaj Ekangamene Daehli (8) Gollini Grimshaw (11) Wilson Barmby (4)
11/26/12 Sunderland League Home 2-2 353 Johnstone Veseli Vermijl 1 Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole Tunnicliffe 1 Macheda Lawrence Bebe James Sutherland Henriques (10) McCullough
12/3/12 Southampton League Away 1-1 1,724 Johnstone Vermijl McGinty Thorpe Fornasier Tunnicliffe Cole Henriques Macheda 1 Petrucci Lingard Bebe (8) J Pereira Veseli (9) Lawrence Ekangamene
12/10/12 Aston Villa League Away 2-0 744 Sutherland Vermijl Buttner Thorpe Wootton Tunnicliffe Bebe 1 Powell Macheda 1 Petrucci Cole McGinty (3) Gollini Veseli (8) Lawrence Fornasier (7)
12/18/12 Morecambe LSC Away 1-0 904 Lindegaard Wootton Vermijl Thorpe M Keane Fornasier Bebe 1 Tunnicliffe Macheda Petrucci Cole McGinty Sutherland Veseli Januzaj (4) Lawrence (7)
2/2/13 Southampton League Away 3-1 Johnstone Vermijl 1 McGinty Veseli Fornasier Brown Cole Tunnicliffe Cofie Powell Lingard Lawrence 1 (9) Gollini Blackett (7) Ekangamene Januzaj 1 (10)
2/6/13 Oldham Athletic MSC Home 7-0 Johnstone Veseli Vermijl 1 Fornasier Brown Ekangamene Cole 4 Tunnicliffe Cofie Januzaj 1 Lingard 1 Thorpe (5) Sutherland Van Velzen (9) Weir Pearson (6)
2/11/13 Arsenal League Home 2-2 381 Amos Veseli Vermijl Thorpe Fornasier Brown Cole Tunnicliffe Januzaj Powell 1 Lingard 1 McGinty (2) Sutherland Blackett Lawrence Ekangamene
2/15/13 Tottenham Hotspur League Away 1-3 Johnstone Vermijl McGinty Brown Thorpe 1 Fornasier Cole Tunnicliffe Januzaj Powell Lingard Blackett (7) Sutherland Ekangamene (11) Lawrence (9) Van Velzen
2/25/13 Liverpool League Away 1-0 Amos Veseli Buttner Fornasier 1 Thorpe Cole Lawrence Januzaj Schlupp Powell Lingard Ekangamene (7) Gollini Blackett (8) McGinty James
3/1/13 West Ham United League Away 0-0 789 Amos Vermijl McGinty Veseli Thorpe Fornasier Cole Ekangamene Schlupp Januzaj Lingard Blackett Sutherland Lawrence Van Velzen James
3/6/13 West Ham United League Home 2-0 265 Lindegaard Vermijl Blackett Veseli Thorpe McGinty Cole Ekangamene Januzaj Powell 2 Lingard James (11) Sutherland Van Velzen Lawrence (9) Daehli
3/11/13 Wolverhampton League Home 0-0 198 Johnstone Vermijl Buttner Veseli Thorpe Smalling Cole Anderson Januzaj Powell Lingard McGinty Gollini Blackett Ekangamene Lawrence (9)
3/17/13 West Bromwich Alb League Away 2-0 435 Lindegaard Vermijl Blackett Thorpe Fornasier McGinty 1 Cole Veseli Januzaj Ekangamene Lingard McCullough (11) Gollini Cofie 1 (3) Lawrence (9) Daehli
3/20/13 Arsenal League Away 1-2 740 Gollini Vermijl Buttner Thorpe McGinty Ekangamene 1 Cole Tunnicliffe Lingard Januzaj Veseli Blackett Sutherland Cofie Fornasier (3) Daehli
4/9/13 Southampton League Home 1-0 224 Amos Veseli Vermijl Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole Tunnicliffe Powell Januzaj Lingard 1 Lawrence Sutherland James (2) Blackett Hendrie
4/15/13 Tottenham Hotspur League Home 1-0 2,183 Amos Vermijl James Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole Veseli Januzaj Tunnicliffe 1 Lingard Lawrence (15) Sutherland Cofie Blackett (8) Hendrie
4/26/13 Wolverhampton Wdrs League Away 0-1 504 Amos Vermijl James Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole Tunnicliffe Blackett Januzaj Lingard Lawrence (9) J Pereira McCullough Hendrie Van Velzen
4/30/13 West Bromwich Alb League Home 1-0 Amos Vermijl Buttner Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole 1 Tunnicliffe Januzaj Cleverley Lingard Lawrence (9) J Pereira James (3) McCullough Blackett (11)
5/3/13 Oldham Athletic LSC sf Home 3-1 Johnstone Hendrie James Grimshaw McCullough Blackett Weir Pearson Lawrence 1 Daehli 1 Van Velzen 1 Wilson (7) J Pereira Love (3) A Pereira (8) Rudge
5/6/13 Liverpool League Home 1-1° Amos Vermijl James Thorpe Fornasier Ekangamene Cole Tunnicliffe Lingard Januzaj Blackett Lawrence (11) Sutherland Pearson (6) Grimshaw Wilson (10)
5/14/13 Liverpool Semi Home 3-0 Amos Vermijl James Thorpe M Keane Ekangamene Cole 3 Tunnicliffe Lingard Januzaj Lawrence Grimshaw (10) Sutherland A Pereira (7) Wilson Pearson (11)
5/20/13 Tottenham Hotspur Final Home 3-2 Amos Vermijl 1 James Thorpe M Keane Ekangamene Cole 2 Tunnicliffe Lingard Januzaj Pearson Grimshaw Sutherland Lawrence (11) A Pereira Wilson

 

RESERVES / UNDER 21’s APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2012/13
League MSC LSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Ben Amos 10 10
Luis Anderson 1 1
Jack Barmby (1) (1)
Tiago Bebe 5 (1) 1 1 1 2 1 8 (1) 3
Tyler Blackett 7 (7) 2 2 11 (7)
Robbie Brady 4 1 5
Reece Brown 3 1 4
Alexander Buttner 6 6
Tom Cleverley 1 1
John Cofie 1 (1) 1 1 2 (1) 1
Larnell Cole 26 (1) 7 2 4 2 2 30 (1) 13
Mats Moller Daehli (1) 1 1 1 (1) 1
Charni Ekangamene 13 (3) 1 2 15 (3) 1
Jonny Evans 1 1
Darren Fletcher 2 2
Michele Fornasier 20 (3) 1 2 2 24 (3) 1
Luke Giverin 1 1
Pierluigi Gollini 2 2
Liam Grimshaw (2) 1 1 (2)
Luke Hendrie 1 (1) (1) 1 2 (2)
Angelo Henriques 3 (2) 1 1 1 4 (2) 2
Reece James 6 (5) 1 (1) 1 8 (6)
Adnan Januzaj 17 (1) 1 2 1 (2) 19 (3) 2
Sam Johnstone 10 3 2 15
Michael Keane 6 2 1 9
Josh King 6 1 1 1 1 8 2
Tom Lawrence 4 (14) 3 (1) 1 (2) 2 5 (17) 5
Anders Lindegaard 3 1 4
Jesse Lingard 20 (1) 4 3 2 23 (1) 6
Donald Love (1) (1)
Luke McCullough 1 (1) (1) 1 2 (2)
Sean McGinty 9 (4) 1 1 10 (4) 1
Federico Macheda 8 6 3 2 1 12 8
Ben Pearson 1 (2) (1) 1 2 (3)
Andreas Pereira (1) (1) (2)
Davide Petrucci 5 1 1 2 8 1
Nick Powell 10 4 2 1 12 5
Jeffrey Schlupp 2 2
Chris Smalling 1 1
Jonathan Sutherland 3 1 4
Tom Thorpe 25 (1) 2 1 (2) 2 28 (3) 2
Ryan Tunnicliffe 21 2 3 2 26 2
Gyliano Van Velzen (1) 1 1 1 (1) 1
Marnick Vermijl 20 3 3 2 2 25 5
Frederic Veseli 15 (5) 1 2 (1) 17 (6) 1
James Weir 1 1
James Wilson (1) (1) (2)
Scott Wootton 6 1 2 1 9 1

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.