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United through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup

Manchester United’s U-18′s beat Hull 3-0 to progress to the 5th round of the FA Cup. After going in at 0-0 at half-time, despite dominating, the youngsters put their chances away in the second half. Zachary Dearnley took the lead after his deflected cross looped over the goalkeeper. United then went 2-0 up thanks to [...]

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Manchester United FA Youth Cup 4th round vs Hull

Manchester United take on Hull in the FA Youth Cup 4th round this evening. Kick-off is at 7pm and entry at Old Trafford is free. United: Dean Henderson, Tyler Reid, Cameron Borthwick Jackson, Axel Tuanzebe (c), Ro-Shaun Williams, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Joe Riley, Devonte Redmond, Marcus Rashford, Callum Gribbin, Zachary Dearnley. ———— To mark the anniversary [...]

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United youngster gives up on United dream

United youngster gives up on United dream

Burnley have today confirmed that Manchester United youngster, Michael Keane, has signed for them on a permanent basis. He joined the club in the summer on loan and has made 11 appearances for them in all competitions. Keane had been on loan at Derby and Blackburn last season, with the latter keen to organise another [...]

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Ferguson: The spirit of United comes from developing our own players

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that at the core of Manchester United is the club’s philosophy of bringing through their own players. Many people have different interpretations of what I’ve made Manchester United over the last 26 years, with great players, Rooney, Ronaldo, Cantona, Keane, Robson, Schmeichel, there’s too many to talk about. But honestly [...]

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McNair: I grew up wanting to play for United

Paddy McNair started training with Manchester United when he was 12-years-old so grew up wanting to play for the club. He can hardly believe that now he has played in a Manchester derby. “When I was growing up, I always wanted to play for Manchester United, and now I am playing in Manchester derbies, so [...]

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LvG: Wilson and McNair could be the key to our success

Louis van Gaal has been singing the praises of James Wilson who was given his debut at the end of last season when Ryan Giggs was manager. “He has already been knocking on the door for a long time, that I have said in many press conferences,” he said. “That is not only because he [...]

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Rooney: Captaincy means I have responsibility with youth

Wayne Rooney has revealed that the captaincy has seen him have a more influential role with the young players at Manchester United. There are different things you have to get involved in, in terms of meetings outside the club and trying to have an influence on the youth development in the club. So certain things [...]

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Wilson: Great watching Ruud score for the team I supported

James Wilson has spoken to MUTV about which strikers have been his favourite. Wayne Rooney – “He broke through at Everton when he was 16 or 17 which was a similar age to me [when I made my debut]. Then he got regular first-team football from then on, so that’s an inspiration for me. He’s [...]

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United’s youth system second best in Europe

United’s youth system second best in Europe

New research by the CIES Football Observatory has revealed that only one club in Europe has produced more footballers currently playing in Europe’s top leagues. United currently have developed 36 players compared to Barcelona’s 43, but completely outshine every other English club in terms of player production. 2. Manchester United – 36 players 9. Arsenal [...]

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Wilson: Van Gaal wanted me to have 49 shirt

James Wilson’s squad number has changed from 47 to 49, as we saw for the first time in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea yesterday. The youngster has revealed that Louis van Gaal, bizarrely, told him to make the change. “I asked why it had changed as it wasn’t my decision and, because I’m a striker, [...]

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Carrick: Wilson is a goal machine

Michael Carrick played his first game in months last night in the U-21′s 2-1 victory over West Ham. After the match, he sung the praises of James Wilson, who scored the first goal. “He is just a goal machine,” he told MUTV. “He’s like that in training and scores all the time. It’s a great [...]

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Rooney: McNair was tremendous

Paddy McNair made his first team debut at the weekend against West Ham, following a defensive crisis. Wayne Rooney, who was sent off in the game, has sung the praises of the youngster. “That was probably one of the bigger tests a young defender can face, up against a team putting in lots of crosses [...]

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Thorpe: I’m a United fan so making my debut was great

Manchester United’s U-21 captain, Tom Thorpe, made his debut against West Ham at the weekend. Thorpe was born in Manchester and joined the academy as a teenager, so was obviously thrilled to get his first appearance for the first XI. “Obviously I was delighted to get on and hopefully there is more to come,” he [...]

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Van Gaal gives debut to seven youth team players

After just seven games in charge, Louis van Gaal has given debuts to seven youth team players at Manchester United. For four of those, their debuts were in Premier League games. Tyler Blackett, Jesse Lingard, Paddy McNair and Tom Thorpe have all represented United in the league, while Saidy Janko, Andreas Periera and Reece James [...]

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LvG ready to give more youngsters their debut

Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are all missing this weekend’s game through injury. Tyler Blackett, who Louis van Gaal gave his debut to this season, is unavailable after being sent off against Leicester. The manager might be able to bring together a back four of Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Rafael [...]

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