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"The team's not been that consistent in terms of who's playing because people have moved up and down through the various teams. But people are coming in and taking up the reins."

- Warren Joyce
16/09/2009 09:15, Report by Steve Bartram
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Joyce joy at Reserves' start

Reserves coach Warren Joyce is delighted with the way United's second string have started the 2009/10 season.



The Reds have won their opening four competitive games and, although they slipped to a first defeat since March in a mid-season friendly with Motherwell's senior side earlier this month, Joyce has taken huge positives from his side's work to date.

"The boys have started really well," Warren said in an interview with ManUtd.com.

"We've had a good mixture of games. We played Bolton in the Lancashire Senior Cup final, where we had a young side, they had more or less a Premier League side and we snatched a 1-0 win. We did well against Bury (in the Manchester Senior Cup) and Wigan too.

"The only game that's been a bit disappointing was against Bolton in the opening league game, when we didn't feel we played anywhere near our normal tempo during the first half. We've played a lot of good football and shifted the ball really well.

"The team's not been that consistent in terms of who's playing because people have been moving up and down through the teams. But people are coming in and taking up the reins of those who've been in the position before them."

Joyce and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are unwavering in the demands they place on their players - the highest conduct and utmost professionalism in order to prepare for a successful career in the game.

"The same aim as last season; we want all of them to be the best they can be, every day," he says.

"Whether that's on the pitch, in the gym, around Carrington or wherever, we just want them to be at their best and give themselves a chance to progress through.

"You want them to learn what

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