If any one else is missing good Football played with purpose and verve just like we used to play look no further than our under 18 team.
We smashed Newcastle 7 - 1 in their own backyard last week, playing some thoroughly scintillating Football, 5 goals by the clinical powerhouse Wilson put the Geordies to the sword but it was Mats Daehli who ran the game from start to finish.Credit must go to Paul McGuinness who has done a fantastic job with the lads, our passing, pressing, creativity and movement were a joy to watch.
We pressed high, in numbers, all over the pitch, forcing Newcastle into a series of errors that we punished clinically.
Ones to watch.
Mats Daehli - could be our Messi, genius in waiting, the lad really does have it all.
Wilson - Only 16 years old.Big, strong, fast and clinical.In the first half he had a sighter then 4 shots 4 goals.Big prospect.
Pereira - creative attacking midfielder, skilful.
Pearson - (CM) bossed the midfield, great passing range, great awareness, skilful and gets stuck in.
The Academy is where its at this season, we have some real talent in there.
Paul McGuinness' under-18s ran riot in a stunning victory at Newcastle in which James Wilson bagged an incredible five-goal haul, aided and abetted by a dominant display from those behind him.
After Wilson had put the Reds four goals up inside 35 minutes, Jack Rudge smashed home a scorching free-kick to take United into the interval boasting a five-goal lead.
Though Newcastle opened the second period with a goal from Esteban Cardona-Lopez, the Reds saw out victory in total comfort, as Wilson added his fifth goal and substitute Kenji Gorre hit United's seventh of the afternoon.
From the off, the visitors dominated matters on sun-soaked Tyneside. With Mats Daehli and Andreas Pereira pulling the attacking strings and seemingly omnipresent, it was little surprise when Wilson latched onto Rudge's through-ball and drilled home a near-post finish.
The opening goal briefly sparked the hosts into life, and United goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini had to be alert to field a shot which deflected off Patrick McNair, before making a superb finger-tip save from Jonathyn Quinn's header.
Within long, the contest was finished by a burst of three goals in five minutes, and all were bagged by Wilson. The striker twice benefited from Daehli's industry by finishing off the Norwegian's approach play, then rounded home goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and slotted home after James Weir's forward surge.
Daehli then curled a shot narrowly wide of Woodman's goal as the hosts remained unable to cope with United, and Rudge capped a magnificent first half by crashing home a scorching 25-yard free-kick.
Cardona-Lopez planted a back-post header past Gollini in the fourth minute of the second half, before Quinn forced a superb full-length save from the Italian stopper, but any faint hopes of a dramatic comeback were curtailed just after the hour.
Pereira fed Wilson, whose neat touch away from a defender took him through on goal and allowed him to drill another low finish inside Woodman's near post.
The Magpies goalkeeper then turned away a low Pereira shot but was once again left exposed by his defence in the 73rd minute as Pereira fed substitute Gorre to sidefoot home a finish high into the net.
Pereira's shot was saved and Daehli flashed a shot just wide as the game meandered to its foregone conclusion. Both deserved goals for their outings, but their approach play - and the impressive work of the entire team - instead provided the platform for a five-star display of finishing from 16-year-old Wilson.
think i need to start watching these games a lot more, used to with SET updating regularly. Any chance someone could post a tube of match highlights and maybe PM an *AHEM* Whatchamedigs for these matches.
EDIT by Mod: Cannot be requesting such things in public my friend.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT