Paddy Crerand

Manchester United

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder; Mourinho called personally to convince him

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Recently there have been reports that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires.

However, club legend Paddy Crerand confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder as Mourinho plans to shape up his squad

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires. However, club legend Paddy Crerand has now confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

LvG: Rooney always wants to play!

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During Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday, Ander Herrera suffered an injury which lead to his substitution. Mark Noble somehow managed to escape a booking or any sort of reprimand for carrying Herrera off the field. "If he'd tried that with me, he'd have been carried off!" Paddy Crerand said.

Man Utd can still get top four finish but need all their players fit, says club legend Paddy Crerand

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Manchester United can still secure a top four finish despite a difficult start to the season but need all their players to return to fitness, says...

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United talisman keen to extend deal

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After a summer of disappointment, United fans might at last have something to cheer about as Robin Van Persie has announced that he's keen to extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond the remaining years of his current contract.

The Dutchman, who arrived from Arsenal for £24m in August 2012 and signed a four-year deal, won the Golden Boot in his first season at the club, proving a crucial factor in United's title winning campaign and becoming the number one striker at the club.

United legend talks up Belgian

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Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand has hailed the club's signing of Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The midfielder was in a summer-long transfer saga with United and Arsenal hot on his heels, but finally clinched a£27.5 million deal just minutes before the transfer window slammed shut.

Fletcher’s Career Over?

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Paddy Crerand has today revealed that it is unlikely that we will see Darren Fletcher play for Manchester United again. Speaking to Beyond The Pitch, Crerand expressed his disappointment for Fletch, but he doesn't think the Scot has any chance of coming back.

"I love Darren Fletcher and I hate to say this, but I wouldn't expect to see him playing again for Manchester United," said Crerand.

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has in-depth player stats for United vs Norwich.

The Guardian sings the praises of Giggs ahead of his 1000th game.

The Telegraph looks at why Giggs was never going to follow Best down the road to ruin.

The Daily Mail talks to the man who got Giggs to join City as a kid.

RoM Reads

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The Guardian reminisces about Lee Sharpe's League Cup goal against Arsenal.

By Far The Greatest Team looks at how United can beat Real Madrid next week.

SB Nation discusses David de Gea.

The Daily Mail reports that we have nothing to worry about when it comes to RvP's injury.

Red Matters

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After several months of planning and editing, we are today proud to launch "Red Matters". This book compiles the writing of Giles Oakley who has been supporting Manchester United since the Munich Air Disaster. Having attended United games since 1960 onwards, Giles delves in to the history of club, discussing stories and events you have probably never heard of.

Crabby Man Utd Legend Paddy Crerand Erupts On BBC Radio Over Suggestion United Players Provoked City Fans (Audio)

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BBC Radio Five Live may just be regretting waking Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand up before he'd had his Weetabix this morning, with the 73-year-old erupting a little misguidedly it must be said at the presenter over his 'ludicrous' suggestion that Rio Ferdinand provoked the Man City fans with his celebrations at the end of Sunday's Manchester derby.

Crerand: You Wouldn’t Get Fed Up Of Punching Suarez

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Paddy Crerand has torn a strip of Luis Suarez following his celebration in front of David Moyes at the weekend. Following repeated embarrassing dives, most notably the hilarious belly flop against Stoke, Moyes correctly labelled Suarez a diver. After scoring in the Merseyside derby, Suarez ran straight over to Moyes and dived in front of him.

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PART I: Pete Boyle on chants, McClair’s intelligence and Moyes’ start

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JS: Hi Pete, how's it going pal?

PB: Ok Jonny yeah. I work at Manchester Airport nowadays. Bit annoying if I can't make it to a game. Yesterday, a lot of my Red mates passed through the airport en route to the Sociedad away game, including my best man. The team was also travelling yesterday, so I saw a few of the United players, ex-players and staff, and we let on to each other.