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Manchester United FC - Moyes' Boys

Started on 11 May 2013 by Kane / First Post
Latest Reply on 20 June 2013 by k1rups / Last Post
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United's Youth Prospects

With United having a great start to the campaign, and with the suggestion David Moyes will bulk out the youth sides, in the January transfer window, who are the very best of the current youth system at Old Trafford? The top five youth prospects for the club are revealed here...

Nick Powell



Nick Powell signed for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2012. Powell signed from Crewe Alexandra for a fee of £3 million. The 18 year old was expected to build his way up the club, but Moyes gave him the chance and put him straight into the first team. However, after playing twice for the team, a lower leg break put the youngster out for 5-6 months. Powell is currently out of action and on the road to recovery.

Angelo Henriquez



Angelo Henriquez joined Manchester United alongside Nick Powell, instead for a fee of £4 million. Henriquez was loaned out by Alex Ferguson to Wigan Athletic for the 2012/2013 season, where has has currently played 3 games. Angelo Henriquez is expected to be a key player for the side in the future, as long as he brings out his potential while on loan, maybe for the next few seasons, aged just 18.

Wilfred Zaha



Wilfred Zaha joined Manchester United during the 2012/2013 season from Crystal Palace, but returned on loan for the season. Zaha signed for £10 million, after a successful few years at Palace. Zaha is expected to be one of the clubs best youth prospects. The 19 year old has currently scored 3 goals in 14 games, also getting 3 assists and a Man of the Match award.

Ryan Tunnicliffe



Ryan Tunnicliffe is one of the youth prospects who has served at the club for a bit longer. Tunnicliffe, 19, is currently on loan at Doncaster, where he has scored 3 in 17. Tunnicliffe joined United as a youngster in 2008, and although is yet to play for United, has, and should continue with multiple loan spells, in order to get Ryan the vital experience to be able to feature for the first team often.

Adnan Januzaj



Adnan Januzaj, one of United's brightest prospects, is currently playing for the Reserves side aged 17. Januzaj signed last year for £600k, but the low value doesn't stop him. He is linked to be a Manchester great, being called the best youth prospect in the Manchester United side. Januzaj is yet to feature for the first team, but is playing regularly, and loan spells in the future could help Adnan and his career alot.
great update mate keep it up
Zaha one is photoshopped;)
ryan1998: Cheers pal.

TCO: Shush, others dont know. He hasnt played yet as hes still at Palace, but wanted him to be in a United kit still for effect. Still looks decent.. ;)

Ioannou Turns Professional



Nicholas Ioannou is today celebrating being given his first professional contract at Manchester United. After the youngster recently turned 17, David Moyes felt he had potential at the club and decided to hand him his first contract, where he will be on £300 per week. Ioannou has recieved the first professional contract for a youngster given out by Moyes.

Ioannou joined Manchester United in the 2012/2013 season, working with way through the ranks of other clubs, before joining the Under-18 side. Nicholas has been compared as the next Rio Ferdinand, with the centre back having very similar key attributes as the England legend. Nicholas, who shares a dual nationality of English and Cypriot, is said to be delighted at the chance.

Nicholas later revealed that he was shocked at being given the opportunity, after seeing many players reach their seventeeth birthday without recieving a professional contract. The defender called it an opportunity that could not be not missed, and said he would do David [Moyes] proud and show he made the right choice giving him the contract.

Nicholas is currently valued at £35k which a contract expiring in 2015. Nicholas Ioannou has also been given the number 30 shirt for the squad, previously owned by Ritchie De Laet.
Will be interesting to see how he does! Great youth prospects Devil!
Nice update there Kane with the youngsters profiles. I see some very good photoshop skills in play :p
You still can't match Sterling, Suso and Wisdom! MWAHAHAHAHA!
Blue: I have high hopes for him, hope he does well. :)

k1rups: Thanks buddy, just thought I'd do a quick picture for effect. :P

Arvind: Might just have to buy the whole Liverpool youth side then. ;)

November 2012 Results Part 1

November is another busy month for the club. With a few Champions League games, and with the team progressing in the Capital One Cup, as well as a packed month of Premier League games, the month has to be split into two, due to having 7 games to play over November. Hopefully, by the end of November we will be topping the table.

Manchester United 3-0 Fulham

Saturday 3rd November 2012 - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - Att. 73,496


United Starting XI - De Gea, Buttner, Ferdinand, Vidic, Rafael, Fellaini, Carrick, Kagawa, Rooney, Lewandowski, van Persie SUBS - Lindegaard, Jones, Smalling, Giggs, Hernandez, Fierro, Scholes

SUBS - Hernandez, Fierro, Scholes

GOALS - Vidic (41) Rooney (49) Ferdinand (70)

INJURED - van Persie (Dead leg, 2-3 days)

MOTM - Michael Carrick

A great start to the month, with an easy win and an easy three points. Lots of players had great games, but Carrick really deserved man of the match, with some brilliant passes and world-class assists. Berbatov had an awful game for Fulham being stopped repeatedly by Buttner, which really helped De Gea keep another clean sheet.

Manchester United 3-0 Valencia CF

Tuesday 6th November2012 - UEFA Champions League Grp C - Old Trafford - Att. 75,116


United Starting XI - De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Rafael, Fellaini, Cleverley, Kagawa, Rooney, Hernandez, Lewandowski SUBS - Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Carrick, Giggs, van Persie, Fierro, Scholes

SUBS - None

GOALS - Hernandez (10) Evans (28) Lewandowski (81)

MOTM - Jonny Evans

Another brilliant result to add to the previous 2-0 win over Valencia. Another vital three points in the group will help us out, but I'm really happy with Hernandez and Evans. I didn't plan to use them, but because of either injury or tiredness, I couldn't play some players. Nevertheless, they both went out to score, and Evans picked up the man of the match award, so I will definitely reconsider his place in the squad now.

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Manchester United

Saturday 10th November 2012 - Barclays Premier League - DW Stadium - Att. 22,148


United Starting XI - De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Rafael, Fellaini, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney, Lewandowksi, Hernandez SUBS - Lindegaard, Evans, Kagawa, Giggs, Scholes, van Persie, Fierro

SUBS - Scholes, van Persie

GOALS - Hernandez (7)

MOTM - Rio Ferdinand

Yet another win to start off the month. I can see tiredness creeping in now due to the fixture congestion, but although we only scored one, we managed to keep another clean sheet with De Gea and take all the points. Rio Ferdinand had another brilliant game, proving critics wrong about his age, and lack of ability at a team like United. Hopefully this will set us up well for the rest of the month after these few games. Come on the Red Devils!

Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester United

Sunday 18th November 2012 - Barclays Premier League - St James Park - Att. 52,405


United Starting XI - De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Rafael, Fellaini, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney, Lewandowksi, Hernandez SUBS - Lindegaard, Evans, Kagawa, Giggs, Scholes, van Persie, Fierro

SUBS - None

GOALS - Rooney (82)

MOTM - David De Gea

A draw away at Newcastle is a result I, and many others, will happily take. De Gea had a brilliant game, and without him Newcastle could have scored 6 or 7! When I thought we had lost it, the boys played a brilliant counter attack, all pressing, even the defenders, resulting in a fabulous Rooney goal. The goal is one of the best things I've seen so far in my short career.

League Table



We're slowly creeping up the table, and now we are just 3 points behind rivals City. I think we have a good chance of being 1st, or on equal points with City by the end of the month - that's my aim for the month now.

Player of the Month



David De Gea. David De Gea has had a brilliant month, and a great last few months. He's only conceded one goal, but in that game it could have easily been 6 or 7 without him, so he still played a key role in helping us. De Gea has had a brilliant start to the season, and I hope it continues, he could be the difference between winning the league and finishing second this year.
Wow, a draw against Newcastle... sometimes the virtual world is spot on, at other times it is way off. (see Newcastles actual 2012/13 season for reference lol)
Other than that a nice run of results there.
Great set of results and a good draw against Newcastle! Keep the pressure on City.

Buttner Out For Three Months



Alexander Buttner, the current left back at Manchester United, has been ruled out of action for up to four months after picking up an injury on international duty. Following his good form in the Premier League after recently joining Manchester United for £3.5 million from Vitesse.

Buttner, who is currently 23, recently recieved his first call up to the Netherlands side, and since the start of the season had gone on to play for his country three times. However, during the last game tore a calf muscle, a big problem for the inform defender.

Alexander has been praised by David Moyes for his fine start in a red shirt, and hoped to keep him at the club. Leighton Baines has agreed to join Manchester United in January, but following the sale of Patrice Evra, the Red Devils have been left stranded without a left back for a few months while Buttner recovers. There are suggestions Chris Smalling and Phil Jones may rotate the role, while others suggest Fabio may be called back from his loan spell at QPR. Some reports suggest Tyler Blackett may be given the chance to prove himself from the Under-18 side.

Moyes will need to make a decision quickly, with Buttner possibly out of football until March, ruining most of his season. Moyes has confirmed Leighton Baines will take the role as soon as he joins, which was already expected, but will Smalling or Blackett get the left back role?
With no first choice LB the decision is a tough one but I'd put Smalling there anyday! Blackett just isn't good enough to have that burden yet :p
k1rups: Moyes will announce his plans soon. :P

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