Tag Archives: Barry McEvoy

U18s: Swansea City 1 Manchester United 5

By Barry McEvoy. Swansea will feel that the score-line flattered Manchester United somewhat after their 5th round FA Youth Cup encounter at the Liberty Stadium. Despite not dominating for long spells, United ran out 5-1 winners in front on the crowd of 4,080. First half goals from Jack Barmby, Gyliano Van Velzen and Sam Byrne [...]

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U18s: Manchester United 1 Manchester City 3

By Barry McEvoy. Clinical. Probably the apt word to describe the first half. Neither side had many chances, but the chances that they did have were turned to goals. City started the better side and deservedly went one – nil up after twenty-seven minutes with a well worked goal finished off by Jordi Hiwula. Denis [...]

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U18s: Manchester United 1-2 Portsmouth

By Barry McEvoy. Paul McGuinness and his Manchester United side may be feeling hard done by this evening as they were defeated by two goals to one against Portsmouth at Carrington in the first game of the season. Despite being the better side for long periods of the game United couldn’t find the net with [...]

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Reserves: Arsenal 2 Manchester United 1

By Barry McEvoy. Two teams with quite a bit of first team experience both home and away faced off in their opening reserve league games at Barnet’s home ground of Underhill. Four very noticeable names started for United, Tomasz Kuszczak, Darron Gibson and Mame Biram Diouf, all perhaps in the shop window, and also the [...]

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Sheffield United 2 – 2 Manchester United: FAYC Final 1st Leg Review

By Barry McEvoy The final fence left for Manchester United U-18s was John Pemberton’s Sheffield United u18 side. Few fans would have expected the young Blades to reach the latter stages of this years competition so to see them facing United in the final is a real shock. A huge crowd of almost 30,000 spilled [...]

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Reserves: Manchester United v Arsenal – The Great Bore

By Barry McEvoy Manchester United went into this game needing just one point to secure top spot in the Northern A Group to set up a play-off against Blackburn Rovers, the winners of Group B. Arsenal needed a win here as Chelsea are hot on their tails for the top spot in the Southern Group. [...]

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U18s: Liverpool 6 United 0 – Inexperienced team suffer heavy defeat

By Barry McEvoy Manchester United were never going to have it easy in this game, with Liverpool on a mission to the pip their city rivals Everton to first in the group. Paul McGuinness also had to take the second leg of the FA Youth Cup tie against Chelsea on Wednesday into consideration whilst picking [...]

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U18s: Chelsea 3 United 2 – a game of two halves

Contribution by Barry McEvoy The old cliché “A game of two halves” is certainly suitable here. It was never going to be an easy game for United with Chelsea being the current champions of the most prestigious youth team tournament in the country. With the added strain of one the club’s best under-age players, Ravel [...]

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