Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2012

FA Charge Rio Ferdinand

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The FA have today announced that Rio Ferdinand has been charged for comments he made on Twitter in reference to Ashley Cole, who gave evidence in defence of John Terry in his trial following allegations of racism towards Rio's brother, Anton.

"The allegation is that the player acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute by making comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.

Chevrolet To Replace Aon… Five Days After Becoming Liverpool Sponsor

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It has been announced today that from 2014/2015, Chevrolet will replace Aon as United's shirt sponsor, signing an undisclosed seven year deal.

"This is a fantastic, long-term deal for the Club," said United's Commercial Director, Richard Arnold. "We have been partners with Chevrolet for only six weeks, but already they have produced some fantastic ideas that will benefit both the partnership and our 659 million followers around the world.

Lucas: Old Trafford Is Wonderful

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Lucas Moura came on for the last few minutes of Brazil's 3-1 victory over Belarus at Old Trafford today and was impressed with our ground.

Fans had been chanting his name when it was still at 1-1, much to his surprise, before he eventually replaced goalscorer Alexandre Pato.

"The fans screaming my name was a very pleasant surprise, I was glad," Lucas told ESPN Brazil.

VIDEO: Giggs Puts Team GB 1-0 Up

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Goal Ryan Giggs for Great Britain by stvolfd "VIDEO: Giggs Puts Team GB 1-0 Up" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Scholes: I’d Have Done Whatever Manager Said

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Having come out of retirement half way through the season, Paul Scholes claims his decision to play on in 2012-2013 was entirely dependant on what Sir Alex Ferguson wanted.

"The manager didn't have to twist my arm to play this season," said Scholes. "He just said: 'You're going to play next year, aren't you?

Scholes: Hodgson Didn’t Ask Me To Play

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Following yet another disappointing tournament for England, with veteran Andrea Pirlo stealing the show in midfield during England's defeat to Italy, Paul Scholes has revealed that new manager, Roy Hodgson, didn't ask him whether he was could consider coming out of International retirement to play at Euro 2012.

Carrick: I Don’t Mind Playing In Defence

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When Manchester United have a defensive injury crisis, Michael Carrick is usually called upon to play in the centre of defence. During the pre-season tour, with Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans all out injured, and Phil Jones not travelling after his selection in England's Euro 2012 squad, Carrick played in defence against Shanghai Shenhua.

Scholes: I Was Itching To Play Again

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Paul Scholes remarkably came out of retirement last season to face Manchester City in our FA Cup victory at the Etihad. Having played in a testimonial in the summer before, saying goodbye to the club, Scholes found it difficult coming to Carrington to work with the youth players when really he just wanted to play himself.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has republished Giles Oakley's article on the Manchester United players who have featured in the Olympics.

The Guardian reflects on the Glazers' failed plan.

The Telegraph talks about Ryan Giggs and Team GB.

Stretty News talks about the confirmation of Peter Schmeichel as United ambassador.

Kagawa: I’m Lucky To Be At This Great Club

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Having returned from the first part of the pre-season tour, new signing Shinji Kagawa has reflected on what it feels like being a Manchester United player.

"I have joined such a great club and I want to achieve results here," he told the official site. "I want to play football without forgetting that fact.

VIDEO: DDG Films Olympic Opening Ceremony On His Mobile

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"VIDEO: DDG Films Olympic Opening Ceremony On His Mobile" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

VIDEO: Rafael Scores Brazil’s Opener vs Egypt

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"VIDEO: Rafael Scores Brazil's Opener vs Egypt" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

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Huffington Post talks about the Glazers, Ferguson and the fans.

By Far The Greatest Team looks at what we should expect from Ryan Tunnicliffe next season.

The Guardian reports on the Glazers' failure on the New York flotation.

Red Flag Flying High reflects on Dimitar Berbatov's Manchester United career.

VIDEO: Kagawa Scores Against Shanghai Shenhua

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"VIDEO: Kagawa Scores Against Shanghai Shenhua" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie: We Beat Chelsea, City, Arsenal And Everton To Powell

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Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on how Manchester United went about getting Nick Powell to join us this summer.

"We sent people to see him a few times after he started scoring a few goals," he told the official site. "He actually first came on our radar a few years ago when he played against our youth team.

Fergie: We Beat Chelsea, City, Arsenal And Everton To Powell

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Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on how Manchester United went about getting Nick Powell to join us this summer.

"We sent people to see him a few times after he started scoring a few goals," he told the official site. "He actually first came on our radar a few years ago when he played against our youth team.

RoM Reads

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Football365 wonders whether United need Robin van Persie.

The Guardian talks to David de Gea.

United Rant talks about the criteria for being a real fan, according to Fergie.

By Far The Greatest Team has an in depth look at United target Lucas Moura.

Beautifully Red has some GIFs from our pre-season game against Ajax Cape Town.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lucas Moura

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The Mirror have claimed that Manchester United have agreed a £26m deal with Sao Paulo to sign Lucas Moura but the manager has denied an agreement has been reached.

"We haven't reached an agreement for the player," he said. "We've shown an interest but until such time as we get a deal agreed we can't say he's our player.

VIDEO: £26m Agreed For Lucas Moura?

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The Mirror is claiming tonight that Manchester United have agreed a £26m deal with bring Lucas Moura from Sao Paulo. They reckon a deal has been struck between the two clubs and now we have to agree personal terms.

"Yes, I have told Lucas he should come to Manchester United, of course," Rafael da Silva said earlier today.

STATS: Scholes Compared To Gerrard, Lampard, Fabregas, Modric… over 3 years

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2011/2012 93.2% of passes completed (2nd highest in the league)
Yaya Toure 90.5%, Michael Carrick 90.1%, Scott Parker 89.5%, Luka Modric 87.4%, Juan Mata 87%, Frank Lampard 86.9%, Steven Gerrard 83.1%.

2010/2011 90.2% of passes completed (1st)
Michael Essien 87.

10 Years Ago Today…

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Rio Ferdinand signed for Manchester United for £29.1m from Leeds. In those ten years he has won five league titles, one European Cup, two League Cups and one FIFA World Club Cup.

"10 Years Ago Today..." was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Why Did Fergie Speak Out About RvP?

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Sir Alex Ferguson had an "impromptu" interview with MUTV on Friday to respond to transfer speculation that Manchester United had put in a bid for Robin van Persie. Unlike the usual tittle tattle in the tabloids, that morning the BBC reported: "Arsenal have dismissed Manchester United's bid for Robin van Persie, with offers from Manchester City and Juventus also short of their valuation.

Prepare Yourself For Ferguson’s Criticism Of Fans…

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Sir Alex Ferguson has given an exclusive interview with The Mail On Sunday where he "attacks" Glazer critics. The paper labels the attack "extraordinary" and tells the fans to back off, giving a "warning" to all fans.

Part of me can tolerate Ferguson putting up with the Glazers, because if he spoke out against them and made his position untenable, there's no way another manager could sustain success on the budget Ferguson has.

Smalling Out For Ten Weeks

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Chris Smalling has been ruled out for a further ten weeks with a broken metatarsal having just recovered from a thigh injury.

He is likely to miss the opening six league games of the season and his injury will be felt for heavily because Jonny Evans will still be recovering from an operation.

VIDEO: Bébé’s Equaliser Against Ajax Cape Town

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VIDEO: Bébé Chants

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Bébé scored an injury time equaliser for Manchester United against Ajax Cape Town!

"VIDEO: Bébé Chants" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie Confirms United’s RvP Bid

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"Arsenal have given it out we've made a bid for van Persie, we've tried to keep it as close to a moment that we could conclude a deal."

"Fergie Confirms United's RvP Bid" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

PICTURE: New United Away Shirt

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"PICTURE: New United Away Shirt" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Fergie: Suarez Incident Got Dalglish Sacked

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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Kenny Dalglish's attrocious handling of the Luis Suarez incident after he was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

"I wasn't surprised at Kenny leaving," said Ferguson. "I think John Henry has obviously looked at the Suarez incident and felt it wasn't handled in the right way.

Fergie: Suarez Incident Got Dalglish Sacked

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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Kenny Dalglish's attrocious handling of the Luis Suarez incident after he was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

"I wasn't surprised at Kenny leaving," said Ferguson. "I think John Henry has obviously looked at the Suarez incident and felt it wasn't handled in the right way.

Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

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Beautifully Red has five GIFs from last night's friendly.

By Far The Greatest Team looks in depth at the youth players United have taken on tour.

The Mirror claims Ferguson is confident of signing Robin Van Persie.

The Telegraph talks about Ferguson's stance on Berbatov.

The Daily Mail reports on our pre-season tour.

View from the Stands: Amazulu FC

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Manchester United's pre-season began in earnest with victory over Amazulu in Durban. In a game where the result was always meaningless, United handed debuts to nine players, eight of whom featured for the Reserves last season. Expectations of a disjointed game were put to rest from the start, as United dominated the play in the first half.

VIDEO: Kiko goal and Berba skill

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Open Training Session In Durban

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This opportunity was definitely not going to be missed. A once-in-a-red-moon chance to see our Manchester United Team in training – in the flesh! Time to perhaps experience our Club at work, rather than the fine veneer ‘on show' in a match. Tickets sold quickly, ours had been bought four weeks ago on the first morning of sales.

Suarez Changes His Story And Lies Again

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Luis Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra after admitting he called Evra "negro" during a game at Anfield. After kicking Evra, pinching him and hitting him on the back of the head, Suarez wanted people to believe that he was using the racist slur in a "friendly" way.

Suarez changed his story several times and in the trial admitted that he had lied when he claimed that he had pinched Evra to "defuse the situation".

Suarez Changes His Story And Lies Again

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Luis Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra after admitting he called Evra "negro" during a game at Anfield. After kicking Evra, pinching him and hitting him on the back of the head, Suarez wanted people to believe that he was using the racist slur in a "friendly" way.

Suarez changed his story several times and in the trial admitted that he had lied when he claimed that he had pinched Evra to "defuse the situation".

Suarez Opens Race Row… Again

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Luis Suarez admitted to calling Patrice Evra a "negro" during an argument in last season's game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield. After kicking Evra in the knee, pinching him, and smacking him round the back of the head, Suarez wanted the FA to believe that he was calling Evra a "negro" in a friendly way, like he would call his black friends back in Uruguay.

Brady Back-Up For Evra

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today claimed that Robbie Brady will be back up for Patrice Evra at left back, amidst rumours that Leighton Baines is joining the club.

"Brady is an outside-left but we believe there's a possibility he will develop into a left-back," he said. "It's an area which we're paying attention to as Patrice Evra has played an average of 45 games in the last few seasons.

Brady Back-Up For Evra

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today claimed that Robbie Brady will be back up for Patrice Evra at left back, amidst rumours that Leighton Baines is joining the club.

"Brady is an outside-left but we believe there's a possibility he will develop into a left-back," he said. "It's an area which we're paying attention to as Patrice Evra has played an average of 45 games in the last few seasons.

Vidic And Smalling Fit For Season Start

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling will be fit for the start of the season, although Jonny Evans is likely to be missing for the first few weeks as he recovers from an operation.

"Evans has had an operation," he said. "I'm not sure he'll start the season but he won't be far away.

CONFIRMED: United’s Tour Squad

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Lindegaard, Amos, Johnstone, Ferdinand, Veseli, Vermijl, Wootton, Blackett; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Scholes, Powell, Kagawa, Bebe, Tunnicliffe, Lingard, Brady, Petrucci; Berbatov, Chicharito, Macheda.

"CONFIRMED: United's Tour Squad" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

PICTURES: United Players Leave For Tour

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"PICTURES: United Players Leave For Tour" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Berba: I love United but it’s time to go

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Dimitar Berbatov has today confirmed he wants to leave the club after hardly getting a look in on the team last season. Despite being the Premier League top scorer the season before, Berbatov only played in 12 league games last season. He scored 7 goals in these brief appearances but that wasn't enough to convince the manager he should be anything better than fourth choice.

Midfield Musings

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In the first chapter of Genesis, God tells mankind (yes, I know) to go out and conquer the world, and ever since (yes, I know), we've been gripped by a paranoid, neurotic desire to understand everything. But however hard we try, it's simply not possible: whether its spontaneous combustion, kicks in snooker, or red trousers, cardigans and fascinators, some things will forever lie beyond human comprehension.

Tevez’s Favourite City Goals…

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In an interview with The Guardian, Carlos Tevez was asked what was his favourite goal for Manchester City.

"All the ones against United."

Tevez is obviously predictably obsessed with United but let's wrack our brains to remember which goals he is talking about. In three seasons at City, Tevez has scored three goals against United, all in 2010.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team looks at reasons why Terry will and won't be found guilty. They also look at how the FA might still have a case against Terry.

United Rant talks about Federico Macheda's season ahead.

Red Flag Flying High wonders whether United need to sign another midfielder.

Scholes: Frustrating Waiting For Monday Kick-Off

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Manchester United kick off the season on a Monday night, after our game against Everton has been moved so it can be shown live on television.

Paul Scholes, who this time last year was planning what he was going to do in retirement, has said it's frustrating having to wait to start the season.

VIDEO: Kagawa and Powell Unveiling

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PICTURE: Former United 3 Model Everton Kit

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Phil Neville: 1990-2005
Tim Howard: 2003-2007
Darron Gibson: 2004-2012

"PICTURE: Former United 3 Model Everton Kit" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

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Swiss Ramble looks at our financial situation in great detail.

ManUtd24 talks about Shinji Kagawa.

By Far The Greatest Team has an interview with The Telegraph's Mark Ogden. He talks about the joys of working in Manchester, the West Ham bias in the press, and United and City.

Soccerlens reckons this will be a defining season for David de Gea.

Powell: I Got Nutmegged On My First Day!

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Nick Powell has been training with the first team squad after joining us from Crewe and is in the manager's plans for the pre-season tour.

He is enjoying life at United so far... despite getting nutmegged on his first day.

"I went straight into working with the first team on some possession work although I got nutmegged on my first day," said Powell.

Fergie On Where Kagawa And Powell Will Play

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At the unveiling of Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell, Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed what he believes their best position to be. Fergie admits he asked Dario Gradi, Crewe Alexandra director of football, for advice on where Powell was best suited to play.

"I asked Dario if Nick could be a central midfielder," he said.

Fergie: One Or Two More Signings A Possibility

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today hinted that there are more deals in the pipeline, after unveiling Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell to the media.

"We could possibly bring one or two more in," he said. "When there's a major international tournament on, there's a delay in the transfer market.

Rio: Last Season Gave Me Sleepless Nights

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Rio Ferdinand has revealed that the last few weeks of last season left him having sleepless nights.

"At first it was one of those things you couldn't get out of your mind," he told MUTV. "For the first couple of weeks you're waking up in the middle of the night thinking about what happened and how it could have ended differently.

Kiko: It’s Great To Be Back At United

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Federico Macheda has returned to Manchester United following yet another disappointing spell away on loan. The season before last he went to Sampdoria where he got just 16 games and scored only 1 goal in a season which saw the Italian club relegated.

Last season Neil Warnock brought him to QPR in the January, only to be sacked last than a week later, leaving Kiko to play in six games in all competitions.

RoM Reads

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England Football Blog talks about Tyler Blackett's progression at United.

United Rant reflects on Park's departure.

ManUtd24 talks about new signing Nick Powell.

This Is Hull and East Riding reports on Ben Amos' chances of being Hull's #1.

By Far The Greatest team has all the details from John Terry's trial.

PICTURES: Park’s Career In Full

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Park: My Time At United Will Be In My Heart Forever

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Following his move to QPR, Ji-Sung Park has spoken with fondness about his time at Manchester United.

"My time at United will last in my heart for the rest of my life," he told the official site. "It's been a great privilege to be part of such a great team, to have won so much and to have played with special teammates and for the greatest manager in the game.

Cleverley: We Want To Turn England Potential In To Trophies

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Following more disappointment for England at Euro 2012, Tom Cleverley is eager for his generation to fulfil their potential and win something.

"We have always had potentially good players when they are growing up," said Cleverley. "Then, we seem to get knocked out at the quarter-final stage of competitions.

PICTURE: Park’s QPR Move Finally Confirmed

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The club have finally confirmed what we have known for a few days, that Park Ji-Sung is joining QPR.

Three days ago, Park's face was replaced by Wayne Rooney on the promotional material for the pre-season tour, making it fairly obvious that the rumours of his departure were true.

"I know QPR want to improve and have ambitions to reach the next level and I will try my best to help," said Park.

VIDEO: De Gea Scores Freekick In Olympics Training

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Giggs To Captain Team GB

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Ryan Giggs has spoken about his feelings after being named captain of Team GB for the Olympics in London this summer.

"Obviously it is a tremendous honour to be part of the Olympics," said Giggs. "Stuart has obviously given me the captaincy, which is even better so I am really looking forward to it.

Amos To Hull On Loan

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Ben Amos has joined Steve Bruce's Hull on a season long loan and is set to join them on their pre-season trip to Portugal. Bruce had initially gone for Tomasz Kuszczak but the Pole agreed a deal with Brighton instead.

Amos signed a three-year deal in May at United and is set for his third loan period following stints at Peterborough and Oldham.

PICTURE: Park Removed From Tour Ads Ahead Of QPR Move

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With rumours rife that Manchester United have accepted a £5m offer from QPR for Park Ji-Sung, the club have removed the player from the tour promo for Oslo and replaced him with Wayne Rooney.

"PICTURE: Park Removed From Tour Ads Ahead Of QPR Move" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Rio: Kagawa Will Surprise People With How Good He Is

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Rio Ferdinand has sung the praises of new team mate Shinji Kagawa and hopes he continue on the great form from Borussia Dortmund at United.

"I can't wait to see Kagawa in action," Rio told MUTV at Nike's 'The Chance' event. "I watched him on TV last season and saw him in the cup final when Dortmund beat Bayern Munich and he looked very impressive.

Zeki Fryers To Spurs

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It has been reported this afternoon that local lad, Zeki Fryers, has agreed a £20k per week contract with Tottenham Hotspur. Fryers had turned down the latest offer from United back in April which left Spurs as front runners to land the 19-year-old.

"Zeki Fryers To Spurs" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

GNev On His First Pre-Season With Class Of ’92

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Gary Neville, who has spent the summer with the England squad during their Euro 2012 campaign, has reflected on his first pre-season with the club when he was 20-years-old.

"My first trip to Asia with United was in 1995," he told the official site. "We went to Malaysia for two weeks and I had a brilliant time.

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AndersRed gives initial observations to the IPO.

Stretty News looks at the pros and cons of the IPO.

The Guardian isn't impressed with the IPO.

Stretford End looks at the Paul Pogba move in great detail.

By Far The Greatest Team talks to The Mirror's Ollie Holt about next season.

Valencia: I Humbly Accept Historic Shirt

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Antonio Valencia has given his reaction to being given the #7 shirt for next season, following on in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and George Best.

"I take the shirt with pride, but also with humility," said Valencia. "The number 7 is very special. In recent years, few players have worn it.

Fergie: We’ll Give Fletch Every Possible Chance

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Sir Alex Ferguson today confirmed that we are still playing a waiting game when it comes to Darren Fletcher's future as he battles ulcerative colitis, a bowel condition.

"We'll wait and see," Ferguson told MUTV. "The boy's trying very hard to get back to his level. It's not going to be easy but we'll give him every possible chance and see how he does.

Pogba Signed For Juve A Long Time Ago

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Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that, as had been reported, Paul Pogba has agreed to join Juventus.

"Pogba? He signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware," he said. "I don't think he showed us very much respect at all."

"Pogba Signed For Juve A Long Time Ago" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United’s New #7 Is…

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Antonio Valencia.

With Michael Owen released, the number 7 shirt was up for grabs, and has rightly gone to our right winger who had such an impressive season. Having won the players' and fans' player of the season, as well as our goal for the season, he seemed like an obvious choice.

Nick Powell will wear 25 and Shinji Kagawa will wear 26.

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The Peoples Person has a statistical comparison between Patrice Evra and Leighton Baines.

By Far The Greatest Team shows GIFs from the best moments in the Euro 2012 final.

The Telegraph reports on United's attempt to rip off fans with a new credit card.

The Evening News talks about Galatasary's interest in signing Dimitar Berbatov.

De Gea Off To The Olympics

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David de Gea has been put in Spain's squad for the London Olympics and has a great chance of coming back with a medal. Spain, who are Euro champions at senior, U-21 and U-19 level, boast an excellent squad for the Olympics, including the likes of Juan Mata, Jordi Alba, Javi Martinez, Thiago Alcantara and Iker Muniain.

Tom Cleverley: The Brand

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Last summer, the one thing that provided any consolation to the fact Paul Scholes had retired was that we had young Tom Cleverley ready to make the step up to the first team. The lad has bags of talent and after loans at Leicester, Watford and Wigan, was prepared to make his mark in the Premier League with United.

PICTURE: Fabio In QPR Shirt

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Rafael: I Love Playing For Manchester United

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Rafael da Silva has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United today.

"I am so happy to sign a new contract," Rafael told the official site. "I love playing for Manchester United, there is a great team spirit here and a real desire to win. My time here has been unbelievable; winning two league titles, a league cup and a Club World Cup has made me hungry for more trophies.

Two Reds In Team GB

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Joe Allen (age: 22, hometown: Carmarthen, club: Swansea City, Wales caps:
Craig Bellamy (age: 32, hometown: Cardiff, club: Liverpool, Wales caps: 69, 19 goals)
Ryan Bertrand (age: 22, hometown: Southwark, club: Chelsea, England U21 caps: 16)
Jack Butland (age: 19, hometown: Clevedon, club: Birmingham City, England U21 caps: 6)
Steven Caulker (age: 20, hometown: Feltham, club: Tottenham Hotspur, England U21 caps: 4, 1 goal)
Tom Cleverley (age: 22, hometown: Basingstoke, club: Manchester United, England U21 caps: 16)
Jack Cork (age: 23, hometown: Carshalton, club: Southampton, England U21 caps: 13)
Craig Dawson (age: 22, hometown: Rochdale, club: West Bromwich Albion, England U21 caps: 7, 4 goals)
Ryan Giggs (age: 38, hometown: Cardiff, club: Manchester United, Wales caps: 64, 12 goals)
Aaron Ramsey (age: 21, hometown: Caerphilly, club: Arsenal, Wales caps: 21, 5 goals)
Micah Richards (age: 24, hometown: Birmingham, club: Manchester City, England caps: 13, 1 goal)
Danny Rose (age: 22, hometown: Doncaster, club: Tottenham Hotspur, England U21 caps: 21, 3 goals)
Scott Sinclair (age: 23, hometown: Bath, club: Swansea City, England U21 caps: 7, 1 goal)
Marvin Sordell (age: 21, hometown: Pinner, club: Bolton Wanderers, England U21 caps: 7, 2 goals)
Jason Steele (age: 21, hometown: Newton Aycliffe, club: Middlesbrough, England U21 caps: 1)
Daniel Sturridge (age: 22, hometown: Birmingham, club: Chelsea, England caps: 2)
Neil Taylor (age: 23, hometown: Ruthin, club: Swansea City, Wales caps: 9)
James Tomkins (age: 23, hometown: Basildon, club: West Ham United, England U21 caps: 10)

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Thorpe Named England U-19 Captain

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Tom Thorpe been named captain of the England U19′s for the European Championships which kick-off tomorrow in Estonia.

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BBC Sport reports on how every Welsh player wants a call up to Team GB now they know Ryan Giggs is playing.

The Daily Mail shows Rooney living it up in LA.