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Fabregas admits hitting Alex Ferguson with pizza

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London (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas has admitted he threw the pizza that struck then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in the infamous “Battle of the Buffet” 13 years ago.

Arsenal, for many years locked in a titanic duel for Premier League supremacy with Manchester United, saw their 49-game unbeaten run come to an end at Old Trafford in October 2004 and a clash in the tunnel followed.

Fabregas admits hitting Alex Ferguson with pizza

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London (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas has admitted he threw the pizza that struck then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in the infamous “Battle of the Buffet” 13 years ago.

Arsenal, for many years locked in a titanic duel for Premier League supremacy with Manchester United, saw their 49-game unbeaten run come to an end at Old Trafford in October 2004 and a clash in the tunnel followed.

Mourinho cautious despite fast Manchester United start

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it is too early to talk about a challenge for the Premier League title despite watching his side win their fifth match out of six.

United, who have not won the title since Alex Ferguson was at the helm in 2013, are second in the table, level with Manchester City on 16 points, but with an inferior goal difference.

Mourinho cautious despite fast Manchester United start

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it is too early to talk about a challenge for the Premier League title despite watching his side win their fifth match out of six.

United, who have not won the title since Alex Ferguson was at the helm in 2013, are second in the table, level with Manchester City on 16 points, but with an inferior goal difference.

Wenger ‘not tempted’ by Man Utd approach

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he was never tempted to join Manchester United, after it emerged the Old Trafford club approached him about succeeding Alex Ferguson in 2002.

Former United chairman Martin Edwards revealed in his new autobiography that the club sounded out Wenger after Ferguson announced he would retire at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Wenger ‘not tempted’ by Man Utd approach

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he was never tempted to join Manchester United, after it emerged the Old Trafford club approached him about succeeding Alex Ferguson in 2002.

Former United chairman Martin Edwards revealed in his new autobiography that the club sounded out Wenger after Ferguson announced he would retire at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Keane: I enjoyed every minute at United

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Many Manchester United fans would claim that Roy Keane is the greatest captain the club has ever had. His end to the time at the club left a sour taste in the mouth but his name is still sung regularly at Old Trafford, reflecting how fondly the fans felt and still feel towards him.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Keane has spoken about his time at United and his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

Jose Mourinho restores Manchester United’s winning feeling

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Stockholm (AFP) – Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United.

There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Ronaldo: I was living the dream at Manchester United

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Despite all the glory and success that Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed since joining Real Madrid, our former number seven still hails his time at Manchester United as the most beautiful time in his career.

Alex Ferguson was a father for me in football. I learned many things, not just from the coach but the players.

Chelsea v Manchester United: A game that has already failed to live up to expectations.

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It's the tie of the round, a game we have all been looking forward to since the draw was made but has already failed to live up to expectations because of injuries, suspensions and comments made by Jose Mourinho.

Ever since I have been supporting Chelsea and took my place in the old Shed End back in the early eighties, we have always had one eye open to look out for the fixtures against Manchester United.

Mourinho’s United building momentum after slow start

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Winning by a single goal away to Saint Etienne in the Europa League may not seem a significant milestone for a team of Manchester United’s stature but manager Jose Mourinho knew otherwise.

United are desperate to recapture the glory days of past when under Alex Ferguson they dominated the Premier League, winning 13 titles in 21 years.

Mourinho’s United building momentum after slow start

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Winning by a single goal away to Saint Etienne in the Europa League may not seem a significant milestone for a team of Manchester United’s stature but manager Jose Mourinho knew otherwise.

United are desperate to recapture the glory days of past when under Alex Ferguson they dominated the Premier League, winning 13 titles in 21 years.

Elton John leads tributes at funeral of former England football manager Graham Taylor

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Music star Elton John said Graham Taylor was the "most honest and open man I'd ever met" as tributes were paid to the former England manager at his funeral in Watford on Wednesday.

Taylor, who made his reputation as manager of Watford and had spells in charge of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, died on January 12 aged 72 after a suspected heart attack.

Elton John leads tributes at funeral of former England football manager Graham Taylor

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Music star Elton John said Graham Taylor was the "most honest and open man I'd ever met" as tributes were paid to the former England manager at his funeral in Watford on Wednesday.

Taylor, who made his reputation as manager of Watford and had spells in charge of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, died on January 12 aged 72 after a suspected heart attack.

Love him or loathe him, Wayne Rooney deserves his record

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There was something particularly fitting about the way Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's goalscoring record on Saturday to write his name in the history books. With the odds stacked against his side, Rooney produced a superb finish, the kind of late goal that epitomised Manchester United during the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Smalling’s injury another blow for a shaky United defence

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Although Jose Mourinho's comments about commitment to the cause after the win over Swansea City were more than likely aimed at Chris Smalling, the defender's injury gives the Portuguese coach another headache with Arsenal in waiting after the international break.

Manchester United's success in the Sir Alex Ferguson era was based on great defence, with some legendary partnerships at the heart of the team's rearguard.

Utd legend Ferguson says Scots can win at Wembley

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London (AFP) Alex Ferguson believes Scotland must beat England at Wembley if they are to revive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and the former Manchester United manager believes they can do exactly that.

Scotland's two most recent qualifiers saw them manage just one point in games against Lithuania and Slovakia, after a 5-1 win over Malta in their opening group match.

Klopp still wary of Rooney threat

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Liverpool (AFP) Alex Ferguson once described Liverpool versus Manchester United as the biggest fixture in club football and Monday's clash at Anfield has been made all the more intriguing by the debate over the form of Wayne Rooney.

United's captain, dropped to the bench by manager Jose Mourinho for his club's last three fixtures, suffered the same fate with England during last week's goalless draw away to Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier.

Klopp still wary of Rooney threat

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Liverpool (AFP) Alex Ferguson once described Liverpool versus Manchester United as the biggest fixture in club football and Monday's clash at Anfield has been made all the more intriguing by the debate over the form of Wayne Rooney.

United's captain, dropped to the bench by manager Jose Mourinho for his club's last three fixtures, suffered the same fate with England during last week's goalless draw away to Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier.

Manchester United can be champions under Mourinho, says Cantona

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Lisbon (AFP) Former Manchester United great Eric Cantona has backed Jose Mourinho's squad to get back to challenging for top honours, three years since they last won the Premier League.

"It's just the beginning. Manchester can still be champions. Jose Mourinho is a successful manager at a successful club which this year has succesful players," the former French international said in an interview published Wednesday in Portuguese daily newspaper Publico.

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

The day Pogba’s mum turned hairdryer on Fergie

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Bussy-Saint-Georges (France) (AFP) Yeo Moriba laughed as she recalled her showdown with the fearsome Alex Ferguson, one of many confrontations with football authority over the future of her son Paul Pogba.

Ferguson was notorious for his 'hairdryer' blasts at players in the Manchester United dressing room and the proud mother told AFP how the tough Scots manager had once left her son in tears in his office.

The day Pogba’s mum turned hairdryer on Fergie

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Bussy-Saint-Georges (France) (AFP) Yeo Moriba laughed as she recalled her showdown with the fearsome Alex Ferguson, one of many confrontations with football authority over the future of her son Paul Pogba.

Ferguson was notorious for his 'hairdryer' blasts at players in the Manchester United dressing room and the proud mother told AFP how the tough Scots manager had once left her son in tears in his office.

Mourinho makes peace with Charlton on United visit

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as Manchester United's new manager met the Old Trafford icon at the club's Carrington training ground on Monday.

Charlton has previously been a harsh critic of Mourinho and was understood to have objected to his potential appointment when United were looking for a successor to Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Mourinho makes peace with Charlton on United visit

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as Manchester United's new manager met the Old Trafford icon at the club's Carrington training ground on Monday.

Charlton has previously been a harsh critic of Mourinho and was understood to have objected to his potential appointment when United were looking for a successor to Alex Ferguson in 2013.

United’s title chances next season under Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho's appointment by Manchester United is finally confirmed. The Portuguese is known for success and has been regarded as the man who will finally be able to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson and leave the right kind of legacy at Old Trafford.

However, it would be erroneous to expect Mourinho to come and take the league by storm immediately.

Third-time lucky with winner Mourinho for United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United will be expecting to make it third time lucky in their attempt to replace Alex Ferguson with the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager.

Ferguson's retirement in 2013 was always going to leave an enormous void to fill at Old Trafford after the legendary Scot bowed out as a Premier League winner, taking his tally to 25 major honours in his 27-year reign as manager.

Third-time lucky with winner Mourinho for United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United will be expecting to make it third time lucky in their attempt to replace Alex Ferguson with the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager.

Ferguson's retirement in 2013 was always going to leave an enormous void to fill at Old Trafford after the legendary Scot bowed out as a Premier League winner, taking his tally to 25 major honours in his 27-year reign as manager.

Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

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London (AFP) Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe.

After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.

Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

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London (AFP) Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe.

After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.

Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Man United

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London (AFP) Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe.

After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.

Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Man United

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London (AFP) Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe.

After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.

Van Gaal axed by Manchester United as Mourinho waits in wings

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London (AFP) Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United manager was finally confirmed on Monday as Jose Mourinho prepared to take charge at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal had appeared certain to lose his job since reports leaked out after United's FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday that former Chelsea boss Mourinho was being lined up to replace him.

Van Gaal axed by Manchester United as Mourinho waits in wings

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London (AFP) Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United manager was finally confirmed on Monday as Jose Mourinho prepared to take charge at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal had appeared certain to lose his job since reports leaked out after United's FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday that former Chelsea boss Mourinho was being lined up to replace him.

Van Gaal axed by United

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London (AFP) Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United manager was finally confirmed on Monday, as the Premier League club announced the Dutchman had left with immediate effect.

Van Gaal had appeared certain to lose his job since reports leaked out after United's FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was being lined up to replace him.

Arsene Wenger

Sir Alex warns Arsenal fans of managerial change

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Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Arsenal fans that a change in management will likely backfire, while praising the character of Arsene Wenger. The Gunners boss has come under fire in recent seasons, and has been the subject of numerous protests by sections of fans, and we have even witnessed planes being flown over stadiums brandishing [.

For title ambitions Arsenal MUST get a result at Man United

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It's not quite "squeaky bum time" yet, in the immortal words of Sir Alex Ferguson, but Arsenal's game at Old Trafford this weekend could certainly be a big boost for either sides ambitions to be doing battle at the top of the table come the end of the season. Arsene Wenger himself has a big [...]