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Cantona: I prefer United to City and Chelsea because they develop youth

Eric Cantona has claimed that he prefers clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona, who can afford to buy the best players in the world, but who also put time and effort in to developing youth players. Louis van Gaal has given debuts to seven academy players this season, while City don’t play any of their [...]

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VIDEO: United U-21 goals vs West Ham

After going a goal behind, Joshua Harrop made it 1-1 before Joe Rothwell put United ahead. Harrop scored a second goal with just over an hour played. The game finished 3-2, keeping United’s U-21s top of the league, four points clear of Liverpool. United: J.Pereira; Rafael, McNair, Love, Kellett; Rothwell, Grimshaw, Harrop, Goss; Januzaj, Wilson. [...]

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VIDEO: Lingard’s goal for England U-21 vs Germany

Jesse Lingard scored for England u-21s against Germany this evening.

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McNair: Fletcher gave me so much advice this season

Paddy McNair has played 14 games for Manchester United this season after making his debut under Louis van Gaal. The youngster is surprised by how quickly he has become a part of the first team squad but says it won’t really sink in until the end of the season. I don’t think I will really [...]

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Keane: I want to be in United’s first team next season

Will Keane is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and has scored three goals in his last eight appearances. His plan is to end the season strongly on loan then be a part of the set up at United next season. My aim is to hopefully come back to United and be involved in the [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

With last month seeing the release of “Made in Manchester“, an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United’s best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United’s [...]

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LvG: United told me I had to bring through youth players

After the contract extension of Tyler Blackett this week, Louis van Gaal has claimed that the club told him he had to continue the traditions of the club in bringing through players from the academy. Yes, it is the strategy of the club. When I came here there they told me that they wanted to [...]

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United’s teenage signing: It’s like a dream

United’s teenage signing: It’s like a dream

Belgian newspaper, HLN, has claimed that 16-year-old Indy Boonen has joined United on a three-year contract. “It’s like in a dream,” said Boonen. “The training sessions are hard but I don’t feel the tiredness when I realise I have signed for Manchester United.” The midfielder played for Genk but impressed coaches at United when he [...]

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Made in Manchester

Made in Manchester

70 years ago today Sir Matt Busby was given the job as Manchester United manager and the history of our football club was changed forever. His dedication to giving young, local players a chance set him apart from all other managers at the time. To mark the anniversary, RoM has brought out a PDF which [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Preston Midfielder & Former United Trainee Josh Brownhill on his Old Trafford release, rejecting City, James Wilson and tonight’s FA Cup tie at Deepdale

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Preston Midfielder & Former United Trainee Josh Brownhill on his Old Trafford release, rejecting City, James Wilson and tonight’s FA Cup tie at Deepdale

It can be taxing work being a young footballer. While clubs like Manchester United can give trainees the best possible platform and highest tuition for them to make a success of their career, the players themselves are required to work effortlessly to prove they offer more than just potential. On some occasions – perhaps at [...]

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VIDEO: Janko scores screamer on Bolton debut

Saidy Janko joined Bolton on loan last month in a deal that saw Andy Kellett join United. With the score at 1-1 against Fulham, Janko scored a screamer to put Bolton 2-1 up with 10 minutes left to play. Former United academy player, Ryan Tunnicliffe, played for the opposition.

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United U-21s climb towards top of the table after win over Chelsea

Manchester United U-21s beat Chelsea to join the west London club and Southampton with 21 points, although Chelsea currently have a goal difference better by one. 10 minutes in to the second half, Chelsea took the lead after Ashley Young delivered a poor back pass towards Tyler Blackett. 15 minutes later, Andreas Pereira equalised through [...]

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Vermijl: Delighted to sign for Wednesday

Marnick Vermijl has signed for Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent basis today after joining United’s youth set up five years ago. I’m really excited. This is a fantastic place to play your football and now I just want to pull on the shirt on play. We are nine points of the play-offs and there is [...]

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Valdes’ speech inspires United youngster to victory over Liverpool

Last night, Victor Valdes played his first game of football since March 2014, as United’s U-21s beat Liverpool 2-1. Warren Joyce has revealed that before the game, Valdes gave an inspirational speech to the youngsters, and played a motivational video. He’s a very humble guy, a model pro. He’s worked hard, he’s interacted with the [...]

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VIDEO: Powell and McNair goals vs Liverpool U-21s

Nick Powell and Paddy McNair scored in Manchester United U-21 victory over Liverpool U-21.

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