Ryan Shawcross was at the centre of a remarkable incident on Thursday night when United Reserves drew 2-2 at Kettering Town.
The powerful young centre-back was withdrawn by his coach Jimmy Ryan after clashing with Town forward Zema Abbey in the latter stages of the match. But United declined to send on a substitute, so it was effectively a red card for the Reds defender.
Shawcross replaced Rio Ferdinand as a sub earlier in the week when virtually the same group of players beat Macclesfield 2-1 - with a little help from Wayne Rooney, of course.
Two more subs from the Macc game, Danny Rose and Fraizer Campbell, put the Reserves 2-0 up after 14 minutes at Rockingham Road.
Campbell set up Rose's 10th-minute opener with a superb through-ball and then grabbed his second goal in four days with a curling shot past Kettering keeper Mark Osborn.
The Conference North side instantly pulled one goal back through Andre Boucaud, then winger Andy Hall grabbed their equaliser just two minutes after the break.
Having been 2-0 down, Kettering might have won 4-2 had it not been for two excellent saves by United keeper Tom Heaton, both at the expense of Rene Howe.
With thanks to Cliff Butler.
That's mad that is. It goes to show how much discipline and maturity these reserves need to show and the United way is instilled in them from a young age.
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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