Neil Wood U23 manager | Fortune assistant manager

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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    Tiber Full Member

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    Shame there was nothing in the Vidic link, but it did seem a bit random
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Apparently Fortune worked with our reserves when he completed his coaching badges, at least as per wiki.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    Never heard of Wood. Has he coached before, elsewhere does anybody know?
    Edit: Just clicked the link says he was acadamy coach, so was he any good?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    He has been United's academy coach in the last few years.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    He's a very talented young coach from what I was told by people at Carrington.
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    Bondi77 New Member

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    They have a tough season ahead as we have a really young side but we still should not be playing in the second tier and I find it hard to justify Chong and Gomes getting starts in the first team until they are at least killing it at this level.
    Saying that, I do think Greenwood should be fast tracked into the first team as i think he is that good.
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    Great news. So who replaces him with the yoots?
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    Fortune Assistant Manager sounds like a crappy stock exchange simulator for the Atari ST.
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    Took my young fella for a tour of Old Trafford last season , Quinton Fortune was doing a tour with a group just ahead of us, probably a VIP package tour or something now he’s coaching our under 23’s.
    Next week they will appoint one of the cleaning ladies to become our new physio.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    Ole out, Brenda in.
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    Lash Full Member

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    For some reason neil wood is extremely well rated in football manager. That’s all I got on the lad...
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Well thought of at United as @Adnan alluded too, also we pursued him after he was getting glowing reports as a part of Aston Villa's academy set-up.
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    Lash Full Member

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    That’s good to hear, it’s a low bar as well from Sbragia so no pressure :D
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    Adnan Full Member

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    His work at Villa was very impressive by all accounts. He's still very young at 36 for a coach, but from what I was told, is that he's a very forward thinking attack minded coach.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Neil Wood playing for our u17s against Crystal Palace 20 years ago.

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    GJNJ Full Member

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    Wasn't Chong voted player of the year for the u23's?
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Can't be any worse than Sbragia anyway
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    Gomes already killed it at that level last season. Can't blame him for being in the 2nd division.

    Yeah, but it should have gone to Gomes.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Official.

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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Just glad Sbragia is out.
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    Cool.
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    What happened to Vidic? Was that as a coach?
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    So Nicky Butt, Neil Wood and Quinton Fortune it is then - a bald move by United.
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    Well done. :lol:
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    Picture can't be from 1999 if we are playing in the 96-98 strip surely ?
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    What I thought immediately. Did the youth teams not get the new kits in those days?
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    Adnan Full Member

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    I think the tweeter got the date wrong.
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    Grande Full Member

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    My impression was that he was seen as of the same football type ilk as McKenna. Which is different from Mourinho and different from Sbragia. If that says something about our direction under Solskjær and Butt, I must say it is a positive sounding development.
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    It seems we're looking to instill the same style of play from the first team, all the way down the youth levels. It's something Rio Ferdinand even alluded to and that's the feeling I'm getting too.
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    Grande Full Member

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    Yes, Ferguson generally did want us to go the Cruyff/Barca/Ajax way in that respect. (As did I). Meulensteen was part of that way of thought, and Pogba, Lingard, Morrison, Januzaj, Pereira was results of that line of thought. My impression was that after Moyes came, that was all more or less thrown out the window.

    If we don’t have a football director, we certainly seem to be in the process of doing things in a more coherent level in different areas. Even Casey Stoney seems to me she could step into either of the roles of Solskjær, Phelan, Carrick, McKenna, Butt and Wood without much trouble. (Maybe she is our behind-the-scenes DoF?)
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    Robbo* New Member

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    Has anyone seen a rough U23 squad posted? I’m definitely going to try go to the Checkatrade away games, and possibly couple of league ones too.
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    Obviously could change with players leaving on loan or permanently but right now it's Henderson O'Hara, Kovar, Woolston, Carney, Fojticek, O'Connor, Laird, Tanner, Borthwick-Jackson, Mitchell, Taylor, Ercolani, Bernard, Williams, Garner, Galbraith, Levitt, Puigmal, Barlow, Gomes, Traore, McGhee, Hamilton, Burkart, Chong, Ramazani, Mellor. Greenwood is still an u18 player but unlikely to play for them.
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    Yes, it's certainly looking that way, which is good.