Discussion in 'Manchester United Academy' started by IrishManc., Feb 19, 2015.
Manchester United sign Belgian youngster Indy Boonen on three-year deal - ESPN FC
He looks 6
U18s: Manchester United 1-2 Middlesbrough - 19th December 2015
Gomes with the assist.
Hat trick of goals and hat trick of assists today for the U18s.
He was superb today. In an age where left wingers are right footed and like to cut in, it was refreshing to see him taking on players on the outside. Has great finishing ability, scores with his left from the left at some really tight angles too.
He has had a really good start to the season. He looks bigger, stronger, and extremely committed.
Belgisch United-talent vol vertrouwen: "Mijn debuut? Volgend seizoen, hoop ik"
Good goal... But here's me question... Who is that number 8? I know it's a short video but he looks an accomplished midfielder.
He looks a really accomplished player! Like how comfortable he looks on the ball. Is he playing CM?
He can play cm or anywhere behind the front man.
Boonen has scored five goals in nine appearances so far in 16/17.
Manchester United Under-18 player pen pics - Official Manchester United Website
Disappointing news. He was under used at reserve level unless he suffered with injuries.
I won't sleep well tonight with that news
Reading the thread would help.
Don't watch a lot of the youth teams but heard this kids name a few times on peoples ones to watch lists so surprised to see him leave but good luck to him.
Really disappointing news this. He's one of the youngsters I was keeping an eye on. Mind you with the current manager he charge he wouldn't have gotten much of a chance anyway.
I don't think he was progressing all that well tbh. Still only young but the fact that he is going to a Belgian club suggests he hadn't developed.
Yeah I think that's fair bud. One of those players perhaps who looked great as a youngster but hasn't developed as we'd hope. How are Buffonage and Gomes coming along
I think the likes of Greenwood and Chong have perhaps moved ahead of Buffonge in terms of the talents coming through but Buffonge still performs well for the youth teams so there is a chance for him to come through.
I don’t watch as much youth football as I used too but I think Gomes is progressing well and is still well thought of.
Again both still young. My gut feeling in buffonge won't make it at United. Gomes I think has a much better chance but he would have to be patient as I seem him as a bit of a late developer I have high hopes for chong, o Connor, garner, Greenwood and laird. I see a couple of those possibly developing before Angel.
Interesting... Cheers guys. I know it was slightly off topic but just wanted to know how those young guys were progressing. I know at one point Boonen was well thought of but I guess never stepped up and so now he has a chance to shine for a much smaller club.
Yeah I thought highly of him. I don't think he has progessed as hoped and no doubt there will be a lot more who fall by the wayside. The class of 92 was a bit of a one off. If you can bring 1 or 2 through from any 1 academy period your staff have done a good job.
Yeah agreed, I’ve always liked Buffonge but I think he will eventually move on, would be a shame but there are a few youngsters ahead of him that look more the part.
That list is pretty fair in regards to the big talents we have in the youth team, I would add Traore to that list also. Really hope Greenwood can keep kicking on because in the youth teams he has been dynamite.
I think in modern football if you can get 1 player into the first team squad every 2 or 3 years you are doing pretty well at a top club these days.
The class of 92 were a freak group that might never happen again in this country like Barca and the group they had 10 years ago with Messi, Pique, Fabregas, Busquets, Pedro all coming through around the same time since then they've really struggled to bring the next generation of players through.
You need to take a bit of a wider view of it these days it's more about how many professional footballers you produce as a club rather than how many you can get in your first team setup because those lads who make it to the first team through an academy are like the 1% of the 1% who make it they are unicorns.