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John O'Shea has been named in the Reserves side to face Everton on Tuesday night.
The versatile Irishman will line up in defence for Rene Meulensteen's side after spending a month on the sidelines with broken ribs.

He is joined in the United backline by Phil Bardsley, Mark Howard and Phil Marsh, with Luke Steele in goal.

Captain Markus Neumayr starts alongside Kyle Moran, Ritchie Jones and Michael Barnes in midfield, while Giuseppe Rossi partners Ole Gunnar Solskjaer upfront.

United will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the FAPRL to seven points over second-placed Middlesbrough, who travel to Wigan on Wednesday night.

United: Steele, Marsh, Bardsley, M Howard, O'Shea, Neumayr, Barnes, R Jones, Solskjaer, Rossi, Moran.
Substitutes: Fagan, Zieler, Chester, Burns, Cleverley.

Report by Steve Bartram.
 

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Ohh jesus:(

If Bardsley wants to become a favourite with the fans, break his legs in training.

I can only dread to imagine O'shea-Fletcher in central midfield, while Park sits on the bench waitin for the 2 minutes of playing time at the end of the game.
 

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Reds Run Riot To Reach Seventh Heaven

FA Premier Reserve League North
Southport FC, 21 February, 2006

Everton 1
Hopkins (76)

Manchester United 4
Rossi (20, 69), Howard (49), Fagan (84)

United moved seven points clear at the top of the FAPRL with a comfortable away win at Everton.

Giuseppe Rossi was instrumental for Rene Meulensteen's side - scoring twice - but there were also superb contributions from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mark Howard.

John O'Shea also came through just over an hour's play unscathed in his first action in over a month after breaking two ribs against Liverpool in January.

Rossi opened the scoring after 20 minutes after a superb through-ball from Solskjaer. The Italian shrugged off two challenges from Everton defenders before calmly slotting past John Ruddy in the home goal.

United were fortunate to remain ahead just six minutes later as Howard scampered to clear Paul Hopkin's effort off the line, and the Mancunian defender had an even more telling influence early in the second-half.

As has so often been the case under Meulensteen's charge, United flew out of the traps after the interval and had doubled their lead after 49 minutes through Howard.

In his fourth appearance since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage, the 20-year-old nipped in ahead of everybody to poke home Markus Neumayr's corner from close range.

Twenty minutes later Rossi grabbed his second of the night, and again he was indebted to Solskjaer, who turned in another sharp performance.

The Norwegian striker found Michael Barnes with a brilliant through-ball down the left, and the youngster's centre was inch-perfect for Rossi, who had the simple task of tapping past Ruddy to bury the hosts.

Everton briefly rallied as Hopkins fired in a shot on the turn, but their lingering hopes of an unlikely comeback were finally dashed by substitute Chris Fagan.

The young Irishman was on hand to poke the ball home from Rossi's cross to register his first Reserves goal six minutes from full-time.

The result puts United seven points ahead of second-placed Middlesbrough, who make the trip to Wigan on Wednesday night.

United: Steele, Marsh, Bardsley, Howard, O'Shea (Fagan, 63), Neumayr, Barnes, R Jones, Solskjaer, Rossi, Moran.
Substitutes: Zieler, Chester, Burns, Cleverley.
Typical Giuseppe.

Great to hear that Ole is inching ever closer to full fitness too. He looked much sharper last time out, and it seems like he's even improved on that.
 

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How can you in general follow the reserve in England (if you´re not Lauren who´s watching them...), are they shown on tv or so?
 

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o'shea was invisible, he made about 2 good runs in the game and the rest of the time wasn't in it, mark howard was excellent and so was giuseppe.
Ole looked much much much sharper [havent seen his last 2 games] and was also on fire.
quite a boring game all in all but excellent to see rossi score as usual, ole on form and howard looking good.
Barnsey looked poor in the first half but picked up in the second.
oh and bardo looked damaging, he went on a couple of good runs and was throwing himself in everywhere.
 
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