United Under-23s
Manchester United FC
Full name Manchester United Football Club Under-21s
Nickname(s) The Red Devils, United
Short name MUFC U21
Founded 1878, as Newton Heath Reserves
Ground Leigh Sports Village
(Capacity: 12,000)
Chairman Flag of the United States Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager Scotland Ricky Sbragia
Current League Premier League 2 
2017–18 Premier League 2, 12th (relegated)
Website Club home page
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Manchester United Football Club Under-23s is the most senior of Manchester United's youth teams and the club's former reserve team. They play in the Premier League 2, the highest tier of the Professional Development League. The team is effectively Manchester United's second-string side, but is limited to three outfield players and one goalkeeper over the age of 23 per game following the introduction of new regulations from the 2016–17 season, an increase from the age of 21 which was introduced in 2012–13.

They were champions of the former Premier Reserve League five times (in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012) between its introduction in 1999 and its dissolution in 2012. The team also won the 2012–13 Professional U21 Development League 1 in its inaugural season, and again in 2015 and 2016. The team also participates in the Manchester Senior Cup and the Lancashire Senior Cup.

The team's manager is currently Ricky Sbragia, who had previously been manager between 2002–2005. Sbragia took over from Nicky Butt, an academy graduate in the 1990s who played for United until 2004. Butt held the role on an interim basis for the 2016–17 season after Warren Joyce was appointed Wigan Athletic manager on 2 November 2016. Joyce, who took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager of the reserves in December 2010, was previously the manager of Royal Antwerp, Manchester United's feeder club in Belgium.


Current squad

As of 30 August 2018<
No. Position Player
37 England MF James Garner
44 Netherlands FW Tahith Chong
46 England FW Joshua Bohui
47 England MF Angel Gomes
51 Flag of Czech GK Matěj Kovář
54 England FW Mason Greenwood
Slovakia GK Alex Fojtíček
England GK Paul Woolston
England DF Max Taylor
Flag of Italy DF Luca Ercolani
No. Position Player
Flag of Republic Ireland DF Lee O'Connor
Flag of the United States DF Matthew Olosunde
England DF George Tanner
England DF Tyrell Warren
England MF Aidan Barlow
England MF DJ Buffonge
England MF Callum Gribbin
Netherlands FW Millen Baars
Switzerland FW Nishan Burkart

Out on loan

No. Position Player
45 Flag of Republic Ireland GK Kieran O'Hara (at Macclesfield Town until the end of the season)
48 Scotland MF Ethan Hamilton (at Rochdale until the end of the season)
England GK Dean Henderson (at Sheffield United until the end of the season)
Flag of Wales DF Regan Poole (at Newport County until the end of the season)
England DF Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (at Scunthorpe United until the end of the season)
England DF Demetri Mitchell (at Hearts until the end of the season)
No. Position Player
England MF Tom Sang (at AFC Fylde until the end of the season)
England MF Callum Whelan (at Port Vale until the end of the season)
England MF Matty Willock (at Crawley Town until the end of the season)
England FW Zak Dearnley (at Oldham Athletic until the end of the season)
England FW James Wilson (at Aberdeen until the end of the season)

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