English Premier League

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 [...

Another record at the mercy of Moyes’ United

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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.

INTERVIEW: Danny Higginbotham – On The Cliff, Fergie, Class of ’92 and being a red

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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.

Why Arsenal should do a Chelsea on United tomorrow!!

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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 [.

Manchester United

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.

RVP Upset With Moyes Tactics

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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.

Was it just about Fergie? Or did Untold point in the right direction?

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By Walter Broeckx

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 [...]

Pogba “disgusted” by Fergie’s choice

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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.

Fergie Calls Blanc And PSG About Cavani

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Finally it appears that David Moyes and Manchester United have decided to tap into Sir Alex Ferguson's rolodex and his personal relationships to fix a transfer process that is obviously not working.

Despite being linked with a host of big names for 1 1/2 transfer windows now, United manager David Moyes and CEO Ed Woodward have been able to sign only one player Marouane Fellaini.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for The Metro about the Newcastle defeat.

The Guardian talks about Keano's latest criticism of Fergie.

The Independent discusses United's best and worst performing players this season.

Pride of all Europe says this season isn't all down to Moyes.

United Rant compares United now to United 12 months ago.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for The Metro about Michael Carrick's injury.

Pride Of All Europe looks at the five things we've become used to because of Fergie.

Scott writes for SportLobster about offering Carrick a new deal.

Beautifully Red has the best moments in GIF form from our win over Arsenal.

Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand: ‘Ravel Morrison was the best kid Fergie had ever seen’

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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 [.

“Keano was captain fantastic”

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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.

Mike Phelan: ‘Man Utd would have signed one of the world’s best with Fergie in charge’

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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 [.

Fergie lifts lid on Rooney saga

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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.

“Beckham thought he was bigger than me”

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One of the most interesting chapters of Sir Alex Ferguson's biography lifts the lid on the relationship between Fergie and David Beckham who, according to the former United manager, thought he was more important to the club than his manager.

The constant media attention and the number of agents that quickly turned Beckham into "Brand Beckham" were the cause for the former England captain's downfall at Manchester United, explained Fergie at the launch of his biography, My Autobiography, yesterday in London in an explosive press conference.

Beckham missed a chance at United, claims Fergie

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One of the most interesting chapters of Sir Alex Ferguson's biography lifts the lid on the relationship between Fergie and David Beckham who, according to the former United manager, thought he was more important to the club than his manager.

The constant media attention and the number of agents that quickly turned Beckham into "Brand Beckham" were the cause for the former England captain's downfall at Manchester United, explained Fergie at the launch of his biography, My Autobiography, yesterday in London in an explosive press conference.

Keane responds to Fergie

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Sir Alex Ferguson's biography won't be released for another two days but less than 12 hours since the book was unveiled at a packed press conference in London, the first murmurs of discontent and that's putting it mildly have begun to emerge.

Earlier tonight, Roy Keane told ITV that Sir Alex Ferguson ignores the meaning of the word "loyal" and that he won't lose any sleep over the chapter Fergie dedicated to Keane's departure from Manchester United

"I remember having conversations with Ferguson about loyalty.

Sir Alex Ferguson Launches His New Autobiography; UK Press Salivates Over Every Word: Daily Soccer Report

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The UK media have been practically drooling today over the release of Sir Alex Ferguson's second autobiography. But based on the "revelations" that have been announced so far this morning, it all sounds rather boring.

We learned that Roy Keane was intimidating, that Ferguson thought Beckham's problem was when he fell in love with Victoria, Sir Alex Ferguson was approached twice to become England manager, Fergie tried to sign Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres but he didn't rate Gerrard as a top top player, and that Fergie didn't think much of Rafa Benitez.

Fergie: Best team talk was 3-0 down against Spurs

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Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on his time at Manchester United and, in particular, the best half-time team talk he ever gave.

With United 3-0 down after 45 minutes at White Hart Lane in 2001, Fergie had to pull out all the stops to help us go on to win 5-3.

‘The most interesting team talk I ever gave was at Tottenham when we were 3-0 down at half-time.

Joey Barton: ‘Ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t coach to save his life’

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Anyone who thinks Fergie was a great coach is mistaken. He was a great manager. One of, if not the best these shores have ever seen. Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 10, 2013 QPR midfielder Joey Barton says Sir Alex Ferguson couldn't coach to save his life. The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder used [.

Man United’s Wayne Rooney Reignites Fergie Feud, Blaming The Scot for His Poor Form Last Season: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

  • Man United's Wayne Rooney reignites Fergie feud, blaming the Scot for his poor form last season — 101GG
  • Wayne Rooney blames Fergie for playing him out of position; Old Rooney tweet states otherwise — 101GG
  • Man City players, coaches and Pellegrini have each donated money to halve the cost of away games for fans — MEN
  • Michael Laudrup admits link with Chelsea before return of José Mourinho — The Guardian
  • Swansea sign 18-year-old Barcelona youth team player — Four Four Two
  • State of the Game: Premier League now less than one third English — BBC Sport
  • State of the Game: How UK's world football map has changed — BBC Sport
  • Cardiff deny rumours Malky Mackay has been asked to resign by owner Vincent Tan — The Mail
  • Cardiff City Stadium expansion given green light — Wales Online
  • Gus Poyet happy to work with Roberto De Fanti at Sunderland — The Guardian
  • Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas delighted by return of Aaron Lennon — The Mirror
  • Marouane Fellaini set to recover quickly from wrist surgery, says Belgium team doctor — Telegraph
  • Gus Poyet set to make son Diego Poyet his first signing at Sunderland — Metro

International soccer

  • Bob Bradley is trying to lead Egypt to a berth in 2014 World Cup — Sports Illustrated
  • Arsene Wenger defends Jack Wilshere's 'English' comments — BBC Sport
  • USWNT will face Brazil on Nov.

Fergie: I turned down Chelsea owner – United is my club

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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Roman Abramovich approached him to become the Chelsea manager before appointing Jose Mourinho in 2003.

"He used an agent when he first came. They approached me and I said, no, no. No chance. I said: ‘No chance. Manchester United is my team. My club.

Fergie: “Chelsea? No, thanks”

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Wayne Rooney might have spent the summer trying to engineer a move to Chelsea, but the West Londoner tried to pounce on one of United's biggest assets way before the 27-year-old arrived at Old Trafford.

Speaking on the American network PBS,Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that Roman Abramovich tried to lure him to Stamford Bridge in 2003, soon after Fergie had lifted his eight league title with United and the Russian empire at Chelsea was still in its infancy.

Why Manchester United Should Hold Their Nerve with David Moyes

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After three defeats in the first six games of the Premiership season, some are raising doubts about the suitability of David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

This was always to be expected if things did not start well; but anyone suggesting he may not last long will have to explain how a club that has taken such a long-termist view of management in the past should suddenly start to hire and fire like Roman Abramovic.

“Rooney’s fantastic”, says Fergie

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Wayne Rooney has found a surprise ally in quest to win back even the most stubborn among the United supporters, as Sir Alex Ferguson has offered an unexpected olive branch to the striker who spent the summer trying to engineer a move away from the club.

After his final game at Old Trafford last season, the former United manager claimed that Rooney had asked to leave the club, unhappy at the treatment he had received by Ferguson and at being played out of position.

Former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson was on texting terms with ref Mark Halsey

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Opposition fans have always felt that referees didn't do them any favours at Old Trafford, so you can understand the controversy surrounding the revelations that Sir Alex Ferguson used to text referee Hark Halsey. The details are revealed in Halsey's new book in which the ref admits texting Fergie, including to get his support for [.

David Moyes' Latest Manchester United Conspiracy Theory Explained

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For many years, there have been all kinds of bizarre claims circulating about Manchester United. Whether it was Fergie time, all the club's fans coming from Unesco world heritage sites in Mali or a whole A4 sheet of Rafa's "facts", they have come thick and fast, coincidentally beginning just when the club started winning titles in the early 1990s.

Moyes pays tribute to Fergie

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David Moyes might have lifted his first "trophy" as Manchester United manager as United comfortably saw Wigan off in yesterday's Community Shield, but the former Everton boss was quick to pay tribute to the man he replaced. "I class that [the Community Shield] as another piece of silverware for Sir Alex," said Moyes.


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

VIDEO: Interview with Jon Snow makes Fergie squirm – Glazers, banning press and politics

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If you're not all Fergie'd out after yesterday, this video is an interesting interview from Channel 4′s 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.

David Moyes

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.

Evertonians on Moyes

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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.

United must spend now or face years of mediocrity

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"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.

Who cares if Sir Alex Ferguson snubbed Chelsea?

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Headlines have been made recently over the comments made on US TV by Sir Alex Ferguson. Speaking of the Wayne Rooney situation and the pressure David Moyes is already under at Old Trafford, Fergie also revealed that Chelsea approached him to take over when Roman first took over. He said:
"They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club.

The Rest

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.