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United produce more footballers than any other English club

Research by the CIES Football Observatory found that United have produced more footballers in the top five European leagues than any other English club. Looking to the clubs at Europe’s top five leagues, Barcelona, Lyon and Real Madrid are the only clubs to have produced more players. “The Premier League came up with the statistic [...]

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Scholes and Butt coaching our lads in Europe

This season a new competition has started for Under 19 teams of all the Champions League qualifiers. The teams are all in the same groups of 4 as the senior teams are and the top 2 go through to the next round. United are at a bit of a disadvantage over some of their rivals [...]

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Fergie addressed youth team problem after 4 weeks in charge

Eric Harrison, the Manchester United coach credited with bringing through that fantastic team of 1992, has claimed that he owes his ability to establish a great youth team to Sir Alex Ferguson putting faith in the academy. Harrison says that after a few weeks Ferguson spoke to him about his concerns regarding the youth team. [...]

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Scholes: Young players don’t have same chance I did

In an interview with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes has claimed that young English players have nowhere near the same opportunities he had as a kid wanting to play football. “When we were coming through, it was nearly all English players with maybe one or two Irish or Welsh,” said Scholes. “But clubs now have seven [...]

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Harrison: Wife said I was too harsh on Class of ’92

Eric Harrison, the coach hailed for bringing through the brilliant Class of ’92, has explained to Gary Neville exactly what it entails to cut it at United. He also claimed that his wife told him that he was too harsh on the youngsters, claiming that he was a ‘disgrace’ for the way he spoke to [...]

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The successes of McGuinness and Joyce at youth team level

The successes of McGuinness and Joyce at youth team level

When David Moyes was appointed manager of Manchester United, many of the regular Reserve and Youth followers feared for the fate of Reserve boss Warren Joyce and U-18 coach Paul McGuinness. With the whole scale changes that were made at first team level, it seemed a fair bet that the whole of the backroom staff [...]

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VIDEO: Januzaj’s goals vs Sunderland

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VIDEO: Powell’s goals in Europe for Wigan

pow by 21cad pow by 21cad Nick Powell scored Wigan’s first ever goal in Europe, and their third, in their 3-1 win over Maribor.

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The difference between Reserve and First Team football

The difference between Reserve and First Team football

I often get asked on Twitter, why such and such a Reserve or Youth player isn’t playing for the first team as they are playing well at the level they play at. My answer to virtually all the questions is that the player in question is simply not good enough to be involved in the [...]

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VIDEO: Will Keane scores again

2013-09-30 Manchester Senior Cup Bolton 0 – 1 Manchester United (Will Keane) from Tr16ia on Vimeo. Will Keane scored after 90 seconds for the U21s in United’s Manchester Senior Cup game against Bolton. This is his 4th goal in 3 games since returning from his long term injury. Adnan Januzaj put them 2-0 up in [...]

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Lingard with first half hattrick on Championship debut

Jesse Lingard made his debut for Birmingham today and had scored a hattrick before the game even reached half-time. With just 33 minutes played, Lingard found the back of the net three times, scoring the goals in just a 13 minute window. Frederick Macheda, on loan at Doncaster, has also scored.

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Januzaj can’t play in Champions League… for now

A few eyebrows were raised when it was spotted that Adnan Januzaj, who had a good debut appearance for the club at the weekend, was left out of our Champions League squad. However, David Moyes has revealed that the reasons for this is because the club will be able to register the 18 year-old as [...]

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VIDEO: Januzaj’s individual highlights vs Crystal Palce

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Antwerp link to continue

Royal Antwerp manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hopes that the link between United and his club will continue, following the loan signing of Davide Petrucci. “I work for Antwerp and they want to keep that link,” Hasselbaink said. “I’m going to enforce that. I’m going to enforce bringing youngsters over from Manchester United to us because [...]

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VIDEO: Powell debut goal vs Wigan

A nice reminder of Nick Powell’s first goal for Manchester United on his debut against Wigan… the club he has just joined on a season long loan.

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