U18s vs Crewe

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    CLK_FPC Fists of Fury

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    U18s XI vs Crewe: Gollini, Grimshaw, McCullough, Ioannou, Blackett, Rothwell, Charni, Pearson, Lawrence, Van Velzen, Wilson

    Bench: Coll, Wilkinson, Rudge, Gorre
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    Elliott Likes Loan Stickies

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    Stream?
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Has Perluigi Gollini played for us before?

    I'm aware he's one of the new lads we've got in recently from Fiorentina, but I don't know if he's played yet.
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    MalteseRedDevil Full Member

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    as a player wilson reminds me of morrison
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    MalteseRedDevil Full Member

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    hes played in the last 3 or 4 games and looked very short of confidence. made some pretty glaring errors and failed to make some pretty routine saves.

    Clearly needs time to settle but this run of games should help him next season
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    wouldnt mind a stream myself either
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    reminds me of de Gea in his first months here....can make supersaves and drop the easiest balls. Not a keeper that inspires confidence in a defender
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    CLK_FPC Fists of Fury

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    3-1 at the minute
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Goals from Wilson, Lawrence and Rothwell from what I understand
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    :drool: Can't wait.Heard a lot of good things about this lad
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    I don't quite see that comparison myself tbh. Wilson is lightning quick with a decent strike - and he loves to attack the space behind defenders
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    What's his current playing position Lys? AM or a second striker?
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    He is a striker, could maybe play on the wings as well but he needs to play in a position where he can use his pace. Hernandez-type of striker I would say
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    Van Velzen is playing v well today.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Maybe - but his season overall hasn't been too good! And I expected a lot better from him when we signed him from Ajax
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    Made more tackles/interceptions today than Ive seen from him in a United shirt. Hes not the player I had expected inititally but hes still developing....
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    what worries me about van Velzen is his lack of speed - esp with Ferguson clearly aiming for that kind of players.

    Match over - we won 3-2 btw - Crewe pulled a goal back in injury time.
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    If VV makes it at United, I doubt Sir Alex will still be in charge. I think he's a good 2/3 years away. But all anyone can do is improve. I don't see the Wilson/Morrison comparisons much either to be fair but time will tell
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    I was very disapointed when i watched his first games for us but he has grown on me. He will track back and work, seems to be able to be able to beat a player inside and out, without needing great pace, and has made gradual but steady improvement.
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    Lawrence's goal was a stunner.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Tom Lawrence with a class goal.
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    fecking echo in here ;)

    He looks to have an awful lot to his game...shame about his injuries this year
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    CLK_FPC Fists of Fury

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    I've never really been enthused by VV so it is good to hear he played well. I don't think he is what people expected but I hope he develops into a decent player
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    Manchester United's Under-18 side clinched a first away win in the league since November with a much-merited 3-2 triumph at Crewe.

    Both teams attempted to play the right way but the Reds were dominant throughout, with all their goals coming inside an entertaining first half. James Wilson scored once and claimed an assist for the other two - netted by Tom Lawrence and Joe Rothwell.

    After the lively Gyliano van Velzen had the first effort on goal, James Wilson broke through with a clinical piece of finishing. Lawrence chipped over from the left and the 16-year-old striker calmly took it in his stride, making an extra touch before beating Ben Garratt with the most relaxed of finishes.

    Lawrence added a second with a goal of sheer quality that would have graced the first team. James Wilson's backheel allowed the Welshman to cut across the ball with his right foot, sending it curling away from Garratt as he dived in vain to his left, and into the far corner of the net.

    It was a wonderful strike but Crewe hit back with a neat move of their own as Ryan Colclough played a one-two with Liam Wilson before comfortably guiding the ball past Pierluigi Gollini. Straight from the restart, Rothwell drove forward by coming off the right wing, collected a return pass from James Wilson and fired home, even though Garratt will feel he should have kept it out.

    Lawrence drilled a Tyler Blackett pass against the inside of a post but Alex spurned a glorious chance before the break when Colclough somehow missed the rebound after a Liam Wilson effort came back off Gollini.

    The second half was less spectacular with van Velzen and Liam Wilson trading attempts before Lawrence's cheeky chip lacked direction after a James Wilson lay-off.

    Brandon Moores forced a smart save out of Gollini but Garratt bettered it at the other end by diving to keep out Rothwell's bending drive. Van Velzen turned to hammer a speculative volley just wide but the hosts managed some late pressure and, after Paris Bateman had the ball in the net when the whistle had sounded, captain Joe Guest belted a long-range piledriver past Gollini to reduce the deficit seconds before the end.

    United: Gollini; Grimshaw (Wilkinson 74), Ioannou, McCullough, Blackett; Rothwell, Ekangamene (Rudge 69), Pearson, van Velzen; Lawrence (Gorre 74); Wilson. Sub not used: Coll.

    http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-An...1B9BFF73-61AA-40DB-9049-B1531EECB901&pageNo=1
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    Lawrence is the one to be quietly excited about. much more so than GVV.

    out of this crop who played today, standouts for me (in general!) are: Wilson, Rothwell, Pearson, Blackett, Lawrence - exciting times. all HG too.
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    you mean in how they played today?

    I missed today's game but James Wilson looks a very promising player based on this season (and the end of the last)
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    the comarprisn with Morrison is in his composure in and around the box and the way he runs with the ball. Always in control. he takes a touch with every step which means he can hold on to it in tight spaces. He is actually quicker than morrison which means he can play as a forward
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    Relative to his level, he's more complete than Chicha. He's a good dribbler and his vision and passing range are also very good. He reminds me a bit of Will Keane at a similar age. Lanky but classy.
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    just in general Drainy! suppose Daehli on that list too :)
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    Maciek Arrogant prick who is best ignored

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    Just strolls off as if it was some everyday, run of the mill goal. :D

    Fantastic strike.

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