Danny Higginbotham is one of many former United academy players who, despite not establishing himself in the first team at Old Trafford, went on to have a successful Premier League career.
During his time at United, when loaned out to Belgian side Royal Antwerp, he was banned from playing for four months after attacking a referee, although received support from Sir Alex Ferguson during this time.
If you're not all Fergie'd out after yesterday, this video is an interesting interview from Channel 4â€²s Jon Snow where he asks tougher questions than anything he was faced with yesterday.
He's asked about the numerous players he's fallen out with, how his politics should contradict the Glazer ownership, his weakness in banning so many journalists and whether his book would be different if he wasn't employed by United.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester United could have made Â£150m by selling Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than pocketing a mere Â£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 Â£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.
One of the subplots to Manchester United's disappointing story has been the fractured relationship between Robin van Persie and David Moyes. Last season Fergie put his faith in RVP to lead United to the title, at the expense of his relationship with Wayne Rooney, and van Perise responded by leading the club to its 20th league title.
Somehow it is strange to see the league table this season. When you look for the league table on arsenal.com and you go over the fixtures and results header you get a short league table with the first 6 teams on it. And there is no Manchester United to be seen in [...]
Just when it appears that Manchester United might be about to whisper it sign a midfielder, another man who's been linked with a move to Old Trafford, which would be a return in his case, has spilled the beans over the reasons that led him to leave the club 18 months ago.
Paul Pogba has been making waves with Juventus ever since he joined the Serie A giants for free in 2012, after United had allowed his contract to expire and the Frenchman has admitted he left Old Trafford after been left "disgusted" by Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to pick Rafael ahead of him for a central midfield spot.
Rio Ferdinand says Sir Alex Ferguson told him Ravel Morrison was the best youngster he had ever seen. The former Manchester United boss invited his centre-back to watch Morrison training with the youth team to see just how good he was. Ferdinand told BT Sport: "Ever since the first day I saw him, the old [.
David Beckham has hailed Roy Keane has the best captain he ever had at Manchester United and defended the Irish midfielder only a week after Fergie had publicly criticised his former captain in his autobiography.
Sir Alex had strong words for Keane and Beckham in his book as well as for another dozen of players and managers but his treatment of Keane was by many considered particularly harsh, taking into account the Irishman's dedication to the United cause over 12 years at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan claims Sir Alex Ferguson had plans in place to sign one of the best players in the world over the summer. In what can only be viewed as criticism of United's new regime of manager David Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward, Phelan said Ferguson had a marquee [.
One of the most eagerly anticipated chapters of Sir Alex Ferguson's biography was the one focusing on Wayne Rooney and on the Scotsman's turbulent relationship with the United striker.
As expected Fergie pulled no punches, claiming that Rooney's qualities can be undermined by a lack of fitness and that the United striker did ask to leave at the end of last season, despite the denials the club has since issued to protect one of his prized assets.
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 [...
The last seven days have been strange. United have lost against one of the worst teams in the league, they have seen the manager they didn't deem fit enough to take over from Fergie defeat City in their own backyard after an incredible unbeaten run and have witnessed their captain announcing that, well, he'll no longer feature in the team picture next summer.
Why we can't get cocky about the game at Old Trafford by KJ It's been a brilliant week if you're an Arsenal fan. We beat Liverpool at home just when their fans were getting cocky about their "SAS" partnership. We demolished their midfield and Koscielny and Mertesacker comfortably put this apparently formidable SAS partnership in [.
"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.
As for most privileged Reds of Generation X and Z, Fergie is all I've ever really known. Whilst in the deepest recesses of my subconscious rests Big Ron, Fergie is the only footballing face of authority I've ever really recognized. This has rendered a significant number of younger United fans extremely anxious, constantly questioning and treating this new person at the helm with caution, suspicion even.
"Is a dream a lie, if it don't come true or is it something worse?" Bruce Springsteen, The River, 1980.
Much as I would like to think otherwise, I seriously doubt Bruce was thinking of the trauma United would experience in the post-Fergie era when he penned those words not least, because Fergie was still six years short of being appointed at Old Trafford when the record was released but he unwillingly summed up United's current predicament.
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
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.