Manchester United

Fergie: I watched the Babes play and they were a reference point for me as United manager

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A service was held at Old Trafford this afternoon to pay respect to the Busby Babes who lost their lives in Munich 60 years ago today.

Sir Alex Ferguson spoke at the ceremony and claimed that the Babes had always inspired him when he was Manchester United manager.

On the day of the Munich Air Disaster, I was in the library studying for my exams.

Herrera: Fergie knocked Liverpool off their perch

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Before Manchester United won their first league title with Sir Alex Ferguson, we had seven league titles and Liverpool had 18. By the time he retired, it was 20-18 to us. Fergie famously said that his greatest achievement was knocking Liverpool off their f**king perch, and Ander Herrera has discussed that today.

Clayton Blackmore interview part two: “Rooney remains United main man”

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Wayne Rooney remains Manchester United's main man who would not have looked out of place in some of United's best sides of yesteryear, according to former Wales and United defender Clayton Blackmore. Speaking to Stretty News' Dale O'Donnell at a Play With a Legend Event last week,Blackmore lifted the lid on what it was like to play under Fergie and on what to make of the transfer rumours surrounding fellow Welshman Gareth Bale.

Ince: Giggs has given me great advice

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Tom Ince, the son of former Manchester United player Paul, has spoken of the advice Ryan Giggs has given to him during his career.

I don't know why Fergie looked at my dad to sort that out! They have a good bond; the famous goal celebration they had. Ryan has been someone I can speak to other than my dad.

Fergie backs Neville to be a success

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Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Gary Neville to be a success in his new job as Valencia manager, adding the former United captain has everything it takes to make an excellent manager.

Neville was a surprise choice for the La Liga club, although Fergie believes Valencia have made the right choice by appointing the England coach, who has all the qualities a coach needs to succeed.

Rio: United were boring under Fergie too

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There's no denying that the football on display from Manchester United this season has been very dull to watch.

We've been excellent at keeping the ball and preventing the opposition from scoring, but when it comes to creating chances and scoring, we haven't been good enough.

Still, on Saturday, United could go top of the league if we beat Leicester, having already climbed above the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal in the table.

Journo insight: The difference between Fergie, Moyes and LvG press conferences

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For the RoM 2015-16 preview, several of the country's top journalists answered questions on Manchester United.

Buy the preview before Wednesday and you will automatically be entered in to a competition to win a free tour of Old Trafford and visit to the museum.

Mike Keegan, The Daily Mail, @mikekeegan_dm

There's a huge frustration at the lack of time we get with him which tells you a lot.

RoM Reads

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Scott has written for The Mirror about why we shouldn't sell Di Maria.

Scott has written for ESPN about the need to sign more forwards.

The London Evening Standard reports on Bryan Robson's claims that LvG has a ruthless streak like Fergie.

The Guardian has an interesting article on Matteo Darmian.

Giggs: “LVG is like Fergie”

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Ryan Giggs has compared Louis Van Gaal to Sir Alex Ferguson, describing the Manchester United manager as "brilliant".

Giggs, who said he has learnt a lot about and from the Dutchman during Van Gaal's first season at the club, said Fergie and Van Gaal shared a similar passion for the game and the same desire to win,.

The players under threat at United

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It is heading towards two years since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as Manchester United manager, and what a dramatic turn of events has ensued. Fergie hand-picked David Moyes as his heir apparent which ended with the former Everton boss being shown the Old Trafford exit door within twelve months.

Will Javier Hernandez be sold in the summer?

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Javier ‘Chicharito' Hernandez who made a massive impact in his debut season at Manchester United is no longer wanted by the club it seems. Reports also indicate, he will be sold at the end of the current season. Fergie bought Chicharito from Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010 for £6m. He instantly became a favorite among Red Devils fans after scoring 20 goals in 45 games during his debut

Fergie: “LVG is a great manager”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Louis Van Gaal has done well to stirManchester United in third place, given the number of injuries he's faced since the start of the season and the former United manager remains convinced the Dutchman is the right man for the club.

Speaking to BT Sport, Fergie said that Van Gaal should be judged only once he has a fully fit squad at his disposal, by when United are likely to fully click into gear, according tothe former United manager.

Fergie: “Carrick is the best midfielder in England”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has described Michael Carrick as the best English midfielder during an interview with Clare Balding for a BT Sport Christmas Day special.

Fergie, who signed Carrick from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2006, claimed the 33-year-old is the best English central midfielder at the moment.

TOP FIVE: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United League Title Wins

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On the 6thNovember 1986, Alex Ferguson set about rebuilding Manchester United in his own image. We all know what happened next. For November's top five, in honour of its proximity to his anniversary, it seemed like it might be fun to pick out Fergie's five best league title wins.

NumberFive – "I Would Love it if we Beat Them": 1995/6

Newcastle United were a heck of a fun side under Kevin Keegan.

Adem Ljajic: Fergie meeting put an end to Man Utd move

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Roma star Adem Ljajic has revealed that he anticipated move to Manchester United collapsed after an unsuccessful meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson....

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Fergie: “I still hate when United lose to Liverpool”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he still hates to see United losing to Liverpool and Manchester City, an event which, courtesy of David Moyes, Fergie got to experience more often that he'd have bargained for last season.

In an exclusive interview with MUTVin an interview broadcast on Monday evening entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management, the former United manager admitted emotions still run high in him when United face their two main rivals.

RoM Reads

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Scott wrote for ESPN about David de Gea.

The Telegraph claims Keane needs to get over Fergie.

The Independent talks to Keane's ghostwriter.

The Mirror reports on Moyes' claim that Januzaj will become the best in the world.

“I might never forgive Fergie”

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Roy Keane has admitted he might never forgive Sir Alex Ferguson for the way he was forced to departManchester United, in the wake of an interview the Irishman gave to MUTV.

Speaking at the launch of his new book The Second Half at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Keane said he doubted his relationship with Fergie could ever recover,as neither of them looks willing to take a step back and bury the hatchet once and for all.

Fergie: LvG’s approach has been brilliant

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Following the disaster that was David Moyes, an appointment that Sir Alex Ferguson made, Louis van Gaal's approach to managing Manchester United has been very different to his predecessor.

Whilst the results haven't been fantastic yet, you can certainly see what Van Gaal's vision is, and some of the football that has been played at times has been fantastic.

Fergie Hails Brilliant Van Gaal

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I cannot recall former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson calling his hand-picked successor David Moyes "brilliant", but that is what he thinks of Louis van Gaal's reign at United so far.

Ferguson has been an interested onlooker as Van Gaal has gone about the task of rebuilding the squad he inherited from David Moyes in the summer.

Fergie backs LVG’s revolution

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Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Louis Van Gaal was right to "clear the decks" in the summer, as the Dutchman embarked on a much-needed revolutionthat saw the squad left behind by Fergie being almost completely overhauled.

Fergie had not spoken publicly about Van Gaal until now butspeaking to MUTV in a programme entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management which is due to air on Monday, he revealed that he's been favourably impressed by Van Gaal's determination to reshape the squad according to his vision.

Keane: “Fergie stitched me up”

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Roy Keane has reopened his war of words with Sir Alex Ferguson by giving a typically forthright version of the events that led to the Irishman leaving the club in 2005.

In his new biography, The Second Half, Keane claims that he felt stitched up by Fergie and Gill, who simply wanted to force him out of the club in the wake of an interviewed he had given to MUTV, in which he had criticised some younger players.

Louis van Gaal Already Sounds Like Fergie

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It seems that Louis van Gaal has inherited some of Sir Alex Ferguson's traits as a manager as on Sunday he went on a Fergie like rant against FIFA and Brazil, accusing FIFA of dirty ‘tricks' and a lack of ‘fair play' by claiming that the World Cup fixtures give Brazil an advantage.

LVG is upset that on Monday, Brazil will play four hours after Holland meet Chile in Sao Paulo, despite having played their first two group matches before Holland.

Giggs: My first phone call was to Fergie

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Ryan Giggs has spoken to MUTV ahead of his first press conference as Manchester United manager and revealed that his first phone call after getting the job was to Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Obviously I played under Sir Alex for so long so he was the first person to call because I wanted advice and to know what to expect," he said.

Sir Alex Ferguson To Auction Off Impressive Wine Collection Estimated To Be Worth £3 Million

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By Chris Wright

In a bid to supplement his state pension, Sir Alex Ferguson is set to auction off thevast collection of vintage wines he assembled during his time at the helm of Manchester United no sniggering at the back please!

The extensive collection, which numbers approximately 5,000 bottles (some of which are signed by Fergie himself), is to be flogged at Christie's in May and isestimated to fetch around £3million according to its pre-sale valuation.

Man Utd boss David Moyes ‘falls out with Ryan Giggs’, ‘angers Rio Ferdinand’ with Phil Jagielka comparisons

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Fergie already "considering" a possible return to Utd management full story in today's new RI. Buy your copy here: https://t.co/LRHH1clPwO Red Issue (@RedIssue) March 16, 2014 An insight into the current levels of disharmony at Manchester United has been given by a fanzine report claiming manager David Moyes has lost the dressing room.

Did United sell Ronaldo for nothing?

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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester United could have made £150m by selling Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than pocketing a mere £80m when the Portuguese star was allowed to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in the summer of 2009 for a then world record transfer fee.

Fergie revealed that he had instructed former chief executive David Gill to demand a fee in the region of £150m, confident that Real Madrid president would have paid any amount of money to secure Ronaldo, but Gill was determined that not even the Spanish giants with their almost unlimited transfer funds would have been prepared to spend so much on a single player.

English Premier League

Wilshere peaking as Wenger eyes Fergie record

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London (AFP) – Jack Wilshere believes he is nearing a return to his best form as he prepares to make a fifth successive Premier League start when Arsenal visit West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The game will see manager Arsene Wenger in charge for a record 811th Premier League game, passing the mark previously set by Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, and give the Gunners an opportunity to strengthen their push for a top-four spot.

Must Arsenal keep Wenger or suffer MORE than Man United?

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There will still be a lot of Arsenal fans calling for an end to the reign of our long serving manager, although those voices will be a lot less loud if the Gunners do manage a stirring, but let's face it highly improbable, comeback in the race for the Premier League. At the same time [...]

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Wenger admits his time as Arsenal boss is nearly up

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Before Arsenal played host to Chelsea last weekend in a match that none of us want to remember for long, the interim boss of the blues Guus Hiddink suggested that Arsene Wenger and his very long spell as the manager of a top flight club like the Gunners could soon be looked on as a [...]

Wenger’s rival has dire warning for Arsenal fans

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They were never exactly the best of friends, especially when Arsenal were the main rival to Manchester United in the search for trophy success, but Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson clearly have some respect for each other, rather than the thinly veiled dislike and disrespect that is between the Arsenal boss and Jose Mourinho.

Wenger reveals why he doesn’t lose the plot with Arsenal players!!

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It can be frustrating for Arsenal fans at times, when the team or a particular player have just come off the pitch after an absolute shocker. Unlike some managers (cough, cough Mourinho and Fergie I'm looking at you) the man we call the Prof is always supportive of his Gunners. To be fair to the [...

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OLIVER HOLT ON… JT’s missed penalty, sitting in the stands for Evra’s goal, and Fergie’s name calling

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, Oliver Holt, the Chief Sports Writer at The Mail on Sunday, has talked about some of the moments that stand out for him over the past decade.

RoM: What do you think the best moment of the past 10 years has been for United?

Fort Moyes holds on

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"So come on David Moyes, play like Fergie's boys" went the chant that we loudly belted out earlier this season.

Tonight, play like Fergie's boys United did not in fact they haven't done so for about nine months now but they still managed to secure a result that gives them a chance ahead of the second leg and showed that when it matters, United, regardless of whoever is in charge, can still put up a fight against Europe's finest.

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Evra: Fergie said I’d make a great manager

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Patrice Evra has revealed that before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, he told our former vice-captain that he would make a great manager one day.

Interestingly, Evra claims Fergie only singled out himself and Giggs as players with potential to succeed as managers.

Before he left, Ferguson called me into his office.

Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

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Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring.

"It was a shock," said Rio. "We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on.

The Rest

PICTURE: Fergie awards Ronaldo MOTM award

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final this evening.

Sir Alex Ferguson was at the Millennium Stadium to present Ronaldo with the Man of the Match award.

PICTURES: Beckham’s charity match – Scholes, Solskjaer, Fergie and more

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GB and Ireland: James, Carragher, Terry, Campbell, P Neville, Beckham (c), Butt, Fletcher, Giggs, Scholes, Crouch. Subs: Seaman, Ashley Cole, Sinclair, McAllister, Smith, Owen.

Rest of the World: Van Der Sar, Cafu, Couto, Silvestre, Figo (c), Seedorf, Pires, Park, Ronaldinho, Kluivert, Solskjaer.

Roy Keane’s Brilliant Answer to Giving Sir Alex Ferguson the Bumps

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Roy Keane give's his usual honest answer when asked would they have given the bumps to Sir Alex Ferguson after a trophy win just like the Arsenal players done to Arsene Wenger today. Classic Roy: Ye but we wouldn't catch him! lol

Persisting with Moyes could threaten Fergie’s legacy

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Yesterday was a horrible day. Not because my legs felt like they were made of concrete after a 10-mile run or because I started feeling the symptoms of man flu, but because despite forcing myself to support Manchester City for 90 minutes, all I was left with was a bitter taste in my mouth.

That taste quickly became nauseating once I realised just how close Liverpool are to win a first league title since 1990, barely 12 months after Fergie steered us to number 20 last season, before calling it a day and were they to win the league, it would be utterly devastating for a number of reasons: nobody saw it coming and media love-in with the scousers is already in full swing, even though they haven't won it yet.