Neil Wood U23 manager | Fortune assistant manager

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Shame there was nothing in the Vidic link, but it did seem a bit random
 

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Wood, 36, who came through United’s academy as a player but never made a senior appearance, will take over as head coach with Fortune, who made 126 appearances for the club between 1999 and 2005, serving as his assistant.
Apparently Fortune worked with our reserves when he completed his coaching badges, at least as per wiki.
 

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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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Never heard of Wood. Has he coached before, elsewhere does anybody know?
He has been United's academy coach in the last few years.
 

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

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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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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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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.
Ole out, Brenda in.
 

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

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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.
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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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.
Wasn't Chong voted player of the year for the u23's?
 

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Can't be any worse than Sbragia anyway
 

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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.
Gomes already killed it at that level last season. Can't blame him for being in the 2nd division.

Wasn't Chong voted player of the year for the u23's?
Yeah, but it should have gone to Gomes.
 

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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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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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.
Yes, it's certainly looking that way, which is good.