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18/09/2008 12:47, Report by Steve Bartram

Foster features for Reserves

Ben Foster lines up in goal for United's Reserves on Thursday evening, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side start the new Premier Reserve League season.

The Norwegian's side clocked up a nine-match unbeaten run in pre-season, and will face Blackburn Rovers at the Marston's Arena on Thursday evening.

Ahead of Foster, a familiar-looking defence of Rafael da Silva, Richard Eckersley, James Chester and David Gray lines up, with Fabio da Silva ruled out by a shoulder injury.

Darron Gibson, Rodrigo Possebon, Danny Drinkwater, Sam Hewson and Tom Cleverley comprise a strong midfield, who will try to get forward in support of lone striker Danny Welbeck.

Tonight's match is live on MUTV, with coverage beginning at 6:30pm. Fans wishing to attend the game can purchase tickets on the turnstiles, priced £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, with free entry for season ticket holders.

United: Foster; Rafael, Eckersley, Chester, Gray; Gibson, Possebon, Drinkwater, Hewson, Cleverley; Welbeck.
Substitutes: Zieler, Stewart, Eikrem, C Evans, Macheda.

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