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Arsenal name Unai Emery as new boss

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London (AFP) – Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals.

The Spaniard, who won the domestic treble with PSG this season, emerged as the shock favourite to replace Arsene Wenger earlier this week after it had appeared former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was in line to land the job at the Emirates.

Man Utd confirm Alex Ferguson out of intensive care

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London (AFP) – Manchester United confirmed on Wednesday that legendary form manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 67, was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure on Saturday after a fall at his home near Manchester.

Alex Ferguson out of intensive care – Manchester United

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, the English giants confirmed on Wednesday.

“Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” United said on the club’s Twitter account.

Alex Ferguson ‘showing signs of recovery’ after haemorrhage

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

The 76-year-old, who suffered the haemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official update on his condition from the Premier League club.

Alex Ferguson ‘showing signs of recovery’ after haemorrhage

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

The 76-year-old, who suffered the haemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official update on his condition from the Premier League club.

Ferguson showing signs of recovery: reports

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is sitting up and talking to his family following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, media reports said Tuesday.

Widely considered to be the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 trophies in more than 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.

Ferguson showing signs of recovery: reports

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is sitting up and talking to his family following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, media reports said Tuesday.

Widely considered to be the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 trophies in more than 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.

Manchester United thank outpouring of support for stricken Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester United thanked well wishers from around the football world for showing their support for legendary former manager Alex Ferguson following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013.

Manchester United thank outpouring of support for stricken Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester United thanked well wishers from around the football world for showing their support for legendary former manager Alex Ferguson following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013.

Wenger hopes ‘strong man’ Ferguson recovers quickly

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took time out after his final home game of the Gunners to wish an old rival in former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson a quick recovery after the Scot underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 76, was rushed to hospital on Saturday for surgery, with United saying in a statement the procedure had gone “very well” but that a period of intensive care is required for his recovery.

Wenger hopes ‘strong man’ Ferguson recovers quickly

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took time out after his final home game of the Gunners to wish an old rival in former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson a quick recovery after the Scot underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 76, was rushed to hospital on Saturday for surgery, with United saying in a statement the procedure had gone “very well” but that a period of intensive care is required for his recovery.

Wenger hopes “strong man” Ferguson recovers quickly

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took time out after his final home game of the Gunners to wish an old rival in former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson a quick recovery after the Scot underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 76, was rushed to hospital on Saturday for surgery, with United saying in a statement the procedure had gone “very well” but that a period of intensive care is required for his recovery.

United we stand: Alex Ferguson transformed Manchester’s Red Devils

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London (AFP) – Alex Ferguson, who has undergone emergency brain surgery, transformed the fortunes of Manchester United and turned the club into one of sport’s global brands.

The 76-year-old Scot’s combination of iron-fisted discipline, superb man-management and a fierce temper helped win 13 Premier League titles and under his reign United regained European prominence with two Champions League crowns.

United we stand: Alex Ferguson transformed Manchester’s Red Devils

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London (AFP) – Alex Ferguson, who has undergone emergency brain surgery, transformed the fortunes of Manchester United and turned the club into one of sport’s global brands.

The 76-year-old Scot’s combination of iron-fisted discipline, superb man-management and a fierce temper helped win 13 Premier League titles and under his reign United regained European prominence with two Champions League crowns.

United fans and rivals rally round stricken Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life on Sunday following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.

United fans and rivals rally round stricken Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life on Sunday following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.

Football unites in Ferguson support after emergency brain surgery

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history.

Football unites in wishing Ferguson well after emergency brain surgery

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history.

Football unites in wishing Ferguson well after emergency brain surgery

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history.

Alex Ferguson has surgery for brain haemorrhage

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London (AFP) – Legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, his old club announced Saturday.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” said a United statement.

“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.

Alex Ferguson has surgery for brain haemorrhage

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London (AFP) – Legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, his old club announced Saturday.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” said a United statement.

“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.

Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

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London (AFP) – Ashley Young believes Manchester United have laid down a marker for next season at their end of a frustrating Premier League campaign that Manchester City turned into a procession.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on track to end a third successive season with a major trophy, with the FA Cup final against Chelsea a chance to build on what looks set to be their best league finish since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

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London (AFP) – Ashley Young believes Manchester United have laid down a marker for next season at their end of a frustrating Premier League campaign that Manchester City turned into a procession.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on track to end a third successive season with a major trophy, with the FA Cup final against Chelsea a chance to build on what looks set to be their best league finish since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Wenger given Old Trafford send-off by Ferguson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was warmly greeted by the Manchester United fans and presented with a gift by former United boss Alex Ferguson on his final visit to Old Trafford as Gunners’ boss on Sunday.

Wenger and Ferguson were fierce rivals for many years as Arsenal and United battled for Premier League supremacy in Wenger’s first decade of a 22-year reign in charge.

Lukaku says Man Utd can win Premier League next year

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win next season’s Premier League, blaming a lack of consistency rather than quality for their inability to challenge Manchester City this season.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on course to finish second in the Premier League after last season’s sixth-place finish - their highest position since Alex Ferguson bowed out as a champion in 2013.

Lukaku says Man Utd can win Premier League next year

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win next season’s Premier League, blaming a lack of consistency rather than quality for their inability to challenge Manchester City this season.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on course to finish second in the Premier League after last season’s sixth-place finish - their highest position since Alex Ferguson bowed out as a champion in 2013.

‘Untouchable’ Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsenal great Thierry Henry hailed Arsene Wenger’s legacy as “untouchable” despite struggles in recent years as the manager announced Friday he was stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Premier League club.

The 68-year-old arrived at Arsenal in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in the club’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

‘Untouchable’ Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsenal great Thierry Henry hailed Arsene Wenger’s legacy as “untouchable” despite struggles in recent years as the manager announced Friday he was stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Premier League club.

The 68-year-old arrived at Arsenal in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in the club’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.

The 68-year-old arrived at the London club in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.

The 68-year-old arrived at the London club in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

Clinching title against United would be special: De Bruyne

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London (AFP) – Beating Manchester United to clinch the Premier League title next Saturday would be ‘historic’ says Manchester City’s Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.

The 26-year-old - the architect of City’s surge towards the title - said it would be terrific for the fans if the side labelled ‘the noisy neighbours’ by former United manager Alex Ferguson sealed the trophy against Jose Mourinho’s team at the Etihad Stadium.

Clinching title against United would be special: De Bruyne

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London (AFP) – Beating Manchester United to clinch the Premier League title next Saturday would be ‘historic’ says Manchester City’s Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.

The 26-year-old - the architect of City’s surge towards the title - said it would be terrific for the fans if the side labelled ‘the noisy neighbours’ by former United manager Alex Ferguson sealed the trophy against Jose Mourinho’s team at the Etihad Stadium.

Man Utd must finish second in Premier League, says Smalling

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London (AFP) – Chris Smalling says securing the Premier League runners-up spot must be the “bare minimum” for Manchester United, whose win against Chelsea gave them a major confidence boost in the race for Champions League places.

United never ended the season lower than third in the Premier League era under Alex Ferguson but have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 - a side Smalling was part of.

Man City’s winning run ended as Wenger overtakes Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday but saw their 18-match Premier League winning run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s record for games in charge.

Pep Guardiola’s men travelled to their match in London with a 13-point lead over second-placed Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s record for the big five European leagues of 19 straight victories.

Man City’s winning run ended as Wenger overtakes Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday but saw their 18-match Premier League winning run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s record for games in charge.

Pep Guardiola’s men travelled to their match in London with a 13-point lead over second-placed Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s record for the big five European leagues of 19 straight victories.

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Wednesday Ticker: Sir Alex out of intensive care, Fekir plays down EPL move, and more

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Sir Alex Ferguson may not be back to 100% just yet, but the former Manchester United manager is on the right path.

According to the BBC, Ferguson no longer needs intensive care following emergency surgery last Saturday for a brain hemorrhage. Ferguson was last scene at Old Trafford last month, awarding outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a commemorative trophy.

From The Youtube Vault: Phil Neville’s Wedding Video From 1999 Is Like A Glorious Manchester United-Themed LSD Trip

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With his appointment as head coach of the England Women's team, the internet sleuths out there have been busily digging into Phil Neville's online past.

Unfortunately, this bout of e-archaeology has seen a cache of lazily sexist Tweets dredged up from 2012 in which Fizzer18 shared his rubbish ruminations on a woman's place and role in society.

Retro Football: Kevin Keegan Calms Newcastle Fans Down On Steps Of St James’ Park After Selling Andy Cole To Man Utd, 1995 (Photos)

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It's difficult to fathom given the omni-coverage we're steeped in these days, but 23 years ago this very day, a seismic football transfer went through without so much as a preceding whisper.

Halfway through the 1994/95 Premier League season, Newcastle goal-glutton Andy Cole was sold to Manchester United in a British record deal.

Former United physio on helping Brown, playacting and why Butt is perfect for the academy

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Rob Swire was Manchester United's assistant physio from 1991 -1999, mostly working with the youth teams and reserve team and then head physio from 1999-2014. There, he worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson and helped the club win 35 trophies. In his time he treated more than 1000 injuries, working with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

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Every single one of us loves Alex Ferguson

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Since learning of Sir Alex Ferguson's brain haemorrhage last week, I haven't wanted to write anything about him because it felt like writing an obituary and I wasn't ready to do that. Instead, I just wrote one tweet about how unfathomable it was to think about a person you don't know having an unmeasurable impact on your life.