Man Utd’s reserve squad that won 2010 title under Solskjaer includes Gabriel Obertan and an economics expert

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER could have struggled as Manchester United first group boss, however in 2010 he led their reserves to a league title.

The Norwegian didn’t land a trophy with the senior facet, the closest being a Europa League runner-up in 2021.

This Man Utd group gained the Premier Reserve League title in 2010

Getty – ContributorThe group included some well-known faces like Paul Pogba and Rafael da Silva[/caption]

However in Might 2010, Northern winners United took on their Southern counterparts Aston Villa at Outdated Trafford within the last of the Premier Reserve League.

And after a dramatic 3-3 draw, the conflict went to penalties.

Ben Foster was the hero as he scored his spot-kick and saved two.

However what has occurred to the United gamers since that evening?

Ben Foster

Stored behind Edwin van der Sar, Foster struggled for first-team alternatives at Outdated Trafford – managing simply 23 in his 5 years on the membership.

He left for Birmingham and gained the League Cup in 2011 earlier than a protracted stint at West Brom .

Foster later joined Watford in 2018 and is now entertaining followers together with his Biking GK YouTube channel as nicely.

Rafael da Silva

The Brazilian arguably had the perfect Man Utd profession out of the beginning XI after signing alongside his twin Fabio aged 16.

They needed to wait till they turned 18 to play however Rafael made his mark after that, making 170 appearances and successful three Premier Leagues earlier than leaving in 2015 for 5 years at Lyon.

He was with Istanbul Basaksehir played in their win over Solskjaer’s United last season earlier than a transfer to Botafogo.

Ritchie De Laet

Proper-back De Laet signed from Stoke in 2009 however solely appeared six instances underneath Ferguson and was shipped out on mortgage to Sheffield United, Preston, Portsmouth and Norwich.

He signed completely for Leicester in 2012 and had the weird honour of successful each the Premier League and promotion from the Championship – whereas on mortgage at Middlesbrough – in 2015-16.

De Laet later became a deadly centre-forward at Melbourne Metropolis earlier than heading to Royal Antwerp in his native Belgium.

Corry Evans

Evans’ United time was overshadowed by his older brother Jonny’s as he didn’t make a senior look.

However he has loved an honest profession, nonetheless, working both at centre-back or in midfield for Hull, Blackburn and now Sunderland – and notching up 69 Northern Eire caps.

Oliver Gill

Son of former Man Utd chief David, Gill appeared to have a promising profession forward of him – particularly when he was named on the bench for a Champions League conflict in December 2009.

However regardless of successful the Denzil Haroun Reserve Participant of the Yr award in 2011, the defender left the membership instantly afterwards to check Economics at Durham College.

Joe Dudgeon

There have been excessive hopes for Dudgeon who made his Beneath-18s United debut aged 15 and bought a squad quantity in 2009-10.

The left-back, nonetheless solely 30, struggled with accidents and after 4 years at Hull retired in 2015 and is now working with Manchester Metropolis and Northern Eire’s U17s as assistant supervisor.

Getty Photos – GettySolskjaer holds the trophy with skipper Corry Evans[/caption]

Getty Photos – GettyThe United Reserves, together with Paul Pogba, have a good time the penalty shootout victory[/caption]

Rodrigo Possebon

Possebon was introduced over from Brazil in 2008 and made eight appearances in his first season, together with approaching for Cristiano Ronaldo for an FA Cup debut.

He went on mortgage to Braga for the primary half of 2009-10 however got here again to win the Reserves title earlier than a journeyman profession in his nation of delivery.

Just a few weeks in Vietnam with Ho Chi Min Metropolis didn’t work out and he was final seen as director of soccer at Ferroviaria in Brazil’s fourth tier, earlier than leaving final 12 months.

Oliver Norwood

Norwood joined United’s academy aged seven however, like many, didn’t get a first-team look and was despatched out on mortgage.

He then had two years at Huddersfield and one other two at Studying earlier than signing for Brighton, the place he gained promotion to the Premier League.

The midfielder then did the identical at Fulham and Sheffield United on mortgage earlier than becoming a member of the Blades completely.

Cameron Stewart

It’s a related story for Stewart who confirmed loads of promise however finally by no means reached the holy grail of the primary group – as a substitute becoming a member of Yeovil and Hull on mortgage.

The latter signed him in 2011 however he was by no means a daily and shipped out time and time once more the identical occurred at Ipswich – he was launched by Lincoln in 2018 and seems to be again at Ipswich teaching their youth facet.

Mame Biram Diouf

Diouf scored twice for Solskjaer in that victory over Villa 11 years in the past, together with an 88th-minute equaliser to rescue the sport and ship it to penalties.

He scored his solo first-team objective on his debut after changing Wayne Rooney in January 2010 and flipped in entrance of the Stretford Finish.

However that was pretty much as good because it bought for the ahead who went to Hannover and Stoke and is now with Hatayspor in Turkey.

Getty – ContributorOliver Norwood operated within the centre of midfield, simply as he does for Sheffield United now[/caption]

Getty Photos – GettyMame Biram Diouf slots in his first equaliser of the sport to make it 1-1 simply earlier than half-time[/caption]

Federico Macheda

The Italian striker scored United’s equaliser from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 at Outdated Trafford after which dispatched from 12 yards within the shootout.

However his famous moment at Old Trafford came a year earlier – against the same opponents – with his dramatic injury-time winner earlier than six loans in 4 years and becoming a member of Cardiff in 2014.

He’s now with Panathinaikos in Greece.


Gabriel Obertan

The previous PSG winger got here on for Stewart 11 minutes into the second half however lasted 19 minutes earlier than William Keane got here on in his place.

Obertan made 28 first-team appearances between 2009 and 2011 when he signed for Newcastle.

After his 5 years at St James’ he has had stints in Russia, Wigan, Bulgaria and Turkey with Erzurumspor.

Is now with USL Championship facet Charlotte Interdependence.

Will Keane

One other man who performed at United alongside his twin brother, with Michael Keane now at Everton, striker Will missed his spot-kick.

The striker managed three first-team matches, two of which got here underneath Louis van Gaal in 2015-16 however signed for Hull in 2016 and is now at Wigan in League One, the place he has scored 36 targets in 80 video games.

Paul Pogba

The French midfielder got here on with 4 minutes to go however little did we all know what would occur to him after that.

Ferguson let Pogba go to Juventus in 2012 however 4 years later, United paid £89m to carry him again to Outdated Trafford and the pantomime drama has continued since – some good, some dangerous, some ugly.

It seems his time with United is up for a second time, together with his contract quickly to run out and no new deal but agreed.

Scott Wootton

One of many two unused subs at Outdated Trafford, Wootton had joined from rivals Liverpool.

However after six years, a Champions League look and a collection of loans, he joined one other of the Crimson Devils’ rivals, Leeds, then Plymouth, Morecambe and now Wellington Phoenix within the A-League.

Ron-Robert Zieler

Zieler loved a profitable spell with Hannover in his homeland earlier than a quick, underwhelming stint at Leicester in 2016-17.

However his profession spotlight was being a part of the 2014 World Cup-winning Germany squad. Nonetheless with Hannover 96.

EPAPogba is the one one nonetheless at Outdated Trafford however did spend 4 years away at Juventus[/caption]

AFPRon-Robert Zieler, left, was a part of Germany’s World Cup squad in 2014[/caption]OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER could have struggled as Manchester United first group boss, however in 2010 he led their reserves to a league title. The Norwegian didn’t land a trophy with the senior facet, the closest being a Europa League runner-up in 2021. However in Might 2010, Northern winners United took on their Southern counterpartsPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar