MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES / UNDER 21’s 2014/15 (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
8/7/14 Manchester City MSC Fin Away 4-1 3,261 J Pereira Vermijl Varela McNair Thorpe Pearson Janko Rothwell Wilson 4 A Pereira Lawrence Harrop (8) O’Hara Goss Willock (9) C Evans (3)
(held over from 2013/14. Played at Hyde)
8/15/14 Norwich City League Home 3-0 1,662 J Pereira McNair 1 Varela Pearson Thorpe Rothwell Janko Goss Lawrence 1 A Pereira Harrop 1 Weir (6) O’Hara C Evans (8) Willock McConnell (5)
8/22/14 Liverpool League Away 1-1 J Pereira McNair Vermijl Pearson Thorpe Harrop Janko Rothwell Lawrence 1 A Pereira C Evans Weir (11) O’Hara Grimshaw Goss Willock
9/15/14 Sunderland League Home 4-0 Amos Janko Shaw McNair Thorpe Vermijl Harrop Anderson W Keane A Pereira 1 Januzaj 3 Pearson (3) O’Hara Rothwell (8) Grimshaw Weir (11)
*played at OT
9/29/14 Tottenham Hotspur League Away 2-1 1,671 Lindegaard Janko C Evans Vermijl Thorpe 1 Pearson A Pereira Harrop Wilson W Keane Januzaj 1 Grimshaw (9) O’Hara Rothwell (8) Weir Tuanzebe
10/7/14 Accrington Stanley LSC Away 4-2 679 Amos Janko Vermijl Blackett James Thorpe A Pereira Weir 1 Wilson W Keane 3 Goss Grimshaw (5) O’Hara Love (9) A Fletcher (10) Willock
10/24/14 West Ham United League Away 2-1 Lindegaard Vermijl Thorpe Blackett James Carrick Janko A Pereira Wilson 1 W Keane 1 Weir Grimshaw (6) O’Hara Love (9) Goss A Fletcher
11/3/14 Leicester City League Home 2-3 1,556 Amos Vermijl Thorpe Blackett James Pearson Janko A Pereira Wilson 1 W Keane 1 Harrop Weir (9) J Pereira Rothwell (8) Grimshaw Love
11/9/14 Chelsea League Away 1-1 Amos Janko James Vermijl Thorpe Blackett Love Grimshaw W Keane 1 A Pereira Weir Goss O’Hara C Evans Willock A Fletcher
11/25/14 Blackburn Rovers LSC Away 5-0 1,019 Lindegaard Janko Thorpe J Evans Vermijl Pearson Harrop Herrera 1 W Keane 1 A Pereira 1 Januzaj Love (4) J Pereira Grimshaw (2) Weir Rothwell 2 (7)
12/1/14 Southampton League Away 0-1 Amos Janko Love J Evans Vermijl Pearson Grimshaw Rothwell W Keane A Pereira Weir Willock J Pereira A Fletcher C Evans (7) Tuanzebe
1/9/15 Norwich City League Away 1-1 9,662 Amos Grimshaw Love Harrop 1 Vermijl Weir Janko Powell W Keane A Pereira Lingard A Fletcher (11) O’Hara C Evans (10) Willock
1/26/15 Liverpool League Home 2-1 5,102 Valdes McNair 1 Thorpe Blackett Vermijl Anderson A Pereira James Powell 1 Lingard Janko Grimshaw (6) J Pereira A Fletcher Love Weir (7)
2/2/15 Fulham League Home 1-2 1,222 J Pereira R Da Silva Blackett Thorpe Janko Harrop James A Pereira A Fletcher Weir Powell 1 Grimshaw (9) O’Hara C Evans Willock (6) Love
2/9/15 Chelsea League Home 2-1 3,253 Valdes R Da Silva Thorpe 1 Blackett James Harrop Grimshaw Young A Pereira 1 Powell A Fletcher Weir (8) J Pereira Willock Love (11) Kellett
2/17/15 Everton League Home 0-0 3,054 Lindegaard R Da Silva Thorpe Blackett James Grimshaw Love Weir Wilson A Pereira Powell Harrop (11) J Pereira Willock (2) A Fletcher Kellett
2/23/15 Sunderland League Away 1-1 395 J Pereira Love Thorpe Blackett James Grimshaw Harrop Weir Wilson A Pereira 1 el Fitouri Willock O’Hara Goss (7) A Fletcher (9) Kellett (15)
3/2/15 Bolton Wanderers MSC sf Away 0-1 451 J Pereira Love Grimshaw Thorpe James Goss el Fitouri Weir A Fletcher Rothwell Kellett Willock (9) O’Hara C Evans (7) Rashford Tuanzebe (14)
3/10/15 Tottenham Hotspur League Home 1-1 Valdes R Da Silva 1 Love Thorpe James Grimshaw Goss Rothwell Falcao A Pereira Wilson Harrop (9) O’Hara Kellett (5) Willock Tuanzebe (8)
*played at OT
3/16/15 Everton League Away 2-1 Lindegaard Love McNair 1 Thorpe Kellett Goss Grimshaw Rothwell Wilson 1 A Pereira Januzaj Harrop (9) O’Hara Willock Weir (8) C Evans
4/7/15 West Ham United League Home 3-2 1,938 J Pereira R Da Silva McNair Love Kellett Grimshaw Rothwell 1 Goss Wilson Harrop 2 Januzaj Weir (9) O’Hara Tuanzebe (7) Willock Fosu-Mensah
4/20/15 Leicester City League Away 1-1 2,747 J Pereira R Da Silva Blackett Thorpe Kellett J Evans Love Goss 1 Wilson van Persie Januzaj Grimshaw (2) O’Hara Weir A Fletcher Harrop
4/28/15 Fulham League Away 4-1 Lindegaard Love Blackett Thorpe Kellett Goss Rothwell 2 Grimshaw van Persie 2 A Pereira Januzaj Weir (9) O’Hara A Fletcher (6) Willock (7) El Fitouri
5/4/15 Southampton League Home 1-0 2,044 Amos Love Blackett Jones Kellett Thorpe Weir Grimshaw A Fletcher 1 A Pereira Januzaj Willock (4) J Pereira El Fitouri (2) Pearson Williams
5/11/15 Manchester City League Home 4-0 16,708 J Pereira Love Blackett Thorpe Kellett James Weir Grimshaw Wilson 1 Rothwell Januzaj 1 Willock 1 (10) O’Hara A Fletcher 1 (11) El Fitouri (9) Reid
*played at OT
5/23/15 Manchester City League Away 1-3 O’Hara Reid Love Thorpe Kellett James Goss Pearson A Fletcher 1 Rothwell Willock Harrop (5) Henderson El Fitouri Williams (2) Gribbin (10)

 

RESERVES / UNDER 21’s APPEARANCES AND GOALS 2014/15
League MSC LSC Total
Name Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
Luis Anderson 2 2
Ben Amos 6 1 7
Tyler Blackett 12 1 13
Michael Carrick 1 1
Rafael Da Silva 6 1 6 1
Sadiq el Fitouri 1 (2) 1 2 (2)
Callum Evans 2 (3) 0 (2) 2 (5)
Jonny Evans 2 1 3
Radamel Falcao 1 1
Ashley Fletcher 4 (4) 3 1 0 (1) 5 (5) 3
Sean Goss 7 (1) 1 1 1 9 (1) 1
Callum Gribbin 0 (1) 0 (1)
Luke Grimshaw 12 (5) 1 0 (2) 13 (7)
Ander Herrera 1 1 1 1
Josh Harrop 10 (5) 4 0 (1) 1 11 (6) 4
Reece James 11 1 1 13
Saidy Janko 11 1 2 14
Adnan Januzaj 8 5 1 9 5
Phil Jones 1 1
Will Keane 7 3 2 4 9 7
Andy Kellett 7 (2) 1 8 (2)
Tom Lawrence 2 2 1 3 2
Anders Lindegaard 5 1 6
Jesse Lingard 2 2
Donald Love 13 (2) 1 0 (2) 14 (4)
Ryan McConnell 0 (1) 0 (1)
Paddy McNair 6 3 1 7 3
Kieran O’Hara 1 1
Ben Pearson 6 (1) 1 1 8 (1)
Andreas Pereira 18 3 1 2 1 21 4
Joel Pereira 7 2 9
Nick Powell 5 2 5 2
Tyler Reid 1 1
Joe Rothwell 9 (3) 3 2 0 (1) 2 11 (4) 5
Luke Shaw 1 1
Tom Thorpe 19 2 2 2 23 2
Axel Tuanzebe 0 (2) 0 (1) 0 (3)
Victor Valdes 3 3
Robin van Persie 2 2 2 2
Guillermo Varela 1 1 2
Marnick Vermijl 9 1 2 12
James Weir 9 (10) 1 1 1 11 (10) 1
Ro-Shaun Williams 0 (1) 0 (1)
Matthew Willock 1 (5) 1 0 (2) 1 (7) 1
James Wilson 10 4 1 4 1 12 8
Ashley Young 1 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.