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Mourinho says no problem with Pogba after dropping midfield star

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says his relationship with Paul Pogba remains rock solid despite having dropped his star midfielder, hitting back at pundits who questioned whether the Frenchman is being used in his best position.

Pogba, 24, has been under an intense spotlight since being substituted in Manchester United’s defeat at Tottenham and left out of the starting line-up for last weekend’s home win over Huddersfield.

From The Youtube Vault: Phil Neville’s Wedding Video From 1999 Is Like A Glorious Manchester United-Themed LSD Trip

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With his appointment as head coach of the England Women's team, the internet sleuths out there have been busily digging into Phil Neville's online past.

Unfortunately, this bout of e-archaeology has seen a cache of lazily sexist Tweets dredged up from 2012 in which Fizzer18 shared his rubbish ruminations on a woman's place and role in society.

‘Superstar’ Sanchez the right fit for ManUtd, says Giggs

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London (AFP) – Ryan Giggs says Alexis Sanchez is a ready-made “superstar” who can give Manchester United a lift as they bid to chase down Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Sanchez on Monday sealed a move to United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, saying he was “thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world”.

‘Superstar’ Sanchez the right fit for ManUtd, says Giggs

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London (AFP) – Ryan Giggs says Alexis Sanchez is a ready-made “superstar” who can give Manchester United a lift as they bid to chase down Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Sanchez on Monday sealed a move to United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, saying he was “thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world”.

Does Giggs deserve criticism from Welsh fans?

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Ryan Giggs had his first taste of managerial experience at the end of the 2013-14 season, following the dismissal of David Moyes.

"I have got to say it is the proudest moment of my life," he said after his role was announced. "I have supported Manchester United all my life, I have been a part of the club since I was 13.

Anderson in tears when reflecting on the greatest moment of his career

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As the 2008 Champions League final approached the end of extra-time, Manchester United had to plan how they were going to set up for the penalty shoot-out. Ryan Giggs had apparently told Sir Alex Ferguson that "Ando is very good at penalties", so on came the Brazilian.

Speaking to Andy Mitten for ESPN, Anderson has reflected on that evening, with him in tears when talking about scoring his sudden death penalty.

Paul Scholes tipped to join former Man Utd team-mate Ryan Giggs with Wales

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Newly appointed Wales manager Ryan Giggs is considering appointing his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes to his coaching team,...

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Ryan Giggs’ Final Team Talk As Man Utd Manager Was As Hilariously Underwhelming As You Might Imagine (Video)

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Ryan Giggs' appointment as Wales manager has received a mixed reaction from fans – and it's not difficult to see why.

The Manchester United legend has spent much of the past two years complaining about the lack of Premier League managerial opportunities afforded to him, despite boasting little to no experience.

Man Utd great Giggs named Wales boss

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said Monday he was “itching” to get back into football after being unveiled as the new Wales boss - his first permanent managerial post.

Giggs, who replaces Chris Coleman, revealed he had sought advice from his former United manager Alex Ferguson over the job.

Football: Giggs set to be named as Wales boss

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London (AFP) – Manchester United great Ryan Giggs is set to be named Wales boss on Monday - his first permanent job as a manager.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said it would announce the identity of Chris Coleman’s replacement on Twitter ahead of a 1400 GMT press conference.

Football: Giggs set to be named as Wales boss

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London (AFP) – Manchester United great Ryan Giggs is set to be named Wales boss on Monday - his first permanent job as a manager.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said it would announce the identity of Chris Coleman’s replacement on Twitter ahead of a 1400 GMT press conference.

Wilson looking to get career back on track with Sheffield United loan

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It has been confirmed today that James Wilson, who is currently the top scorer for Manchester United's U-23 side this season, has joined Sheffield United on loan.

Having scored two goals on his debut when given his first start by interim manager Ryan Giggs, Wilson has had a difficult time.

Louis van Gaal hailed him as Anthony Martial's natural successor but a loan move to Derby in 2016 saw him sustain an cruciate ligament injury.

Merry Christmas From Who Ate All The Pies!

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Bloody heck, that came around quick. We hate to break it to you, but it's Christmas again.

As always, we'd just like to take the time to thank each and every one of the Pies faithful for your continued support. It's much appreciated. We've been doing this independent football blog racket for over a decade now and one day we even hope to get good at it.

Man Utd should have signed Jesus and Mbappe – Giggs

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London (AFP) – Ryan Giggs says he advised Manchester United to sign Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappe before they became stars and believes the club are paying the price for an inconsistent transfer policy.

The United legend joined the club’s backroom staff when his stellar playing career ended in 2014, serving as Louis van Gaal’s assistant after spending a year as player-coach under David Moyes.

Man Utd should have signed Jesus and Mbappe – Giggs

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London (AFP) – Ryan Giggs says he advised Manchester United to sign Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappe before they became stars and believes the club are paying the price for an inconsistent transfer policy.

The United legend joined the club’s backroom staff when his stellar playing career ended in 2014, serving as Louis van Gaal’s assistant after spending a year as player-coach under David Moyes.

Giggs rules himself out of running for Swansea job

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant manager’s job at Premier League strugglers Swansea following the dismissal of Paul Clement.

With the Swans looking for a third boss in less than 12 months, Giggs had been talked about in relation with the role along with Ronald Koeman, Tony Pulis and Louis van Gaal.

Giggs rules himself out of running for Swansea job

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant manager’s job at Premier League strugglers Swansea following the dismissal of Paul Clement.

With the Swans looking for a third boss in less than 12 months, Giggs had been talked about in relation with the role along with Ronald Koeman, Tony Pulis and Louis van Gaal.

Christmas Special: 15 Photos Of Nineties Footballers Looking Like Festive Nincompoops

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With the big day now less than a fortnight away, Pies though we'd chuck a little seasonal cheer in your general direction.

And what better way to do that than with photos of footballers, specifically from the halcyon days of the 1990s or thereabouts, looking like complete berks at Christmas.

Classic Football Adverts: Ryan Giggs Discovers His Evil Doppelganger In Reebok’s Claymation Extravaganza, 1997 (Video)

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Ryan Giggs did a fair few decent adverts for Reebok (and a fair few naff ones for Quorn) in the mid-1990s, with his sponsors working wonders with the Manchester United winger's often near-lifeless dialogue delivery.

Thankfully, the sportswear brand went and roped in a soundalike for what must surely count as their magnum opus when it comes to their Giggs-related commercial output: The entirely animated lesser-spotted 'Doppelganger' short, which clocks in at almost five minutes.

Mata: I’m settled in Manchester and want to stay

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Juan Mata's contract at Manchester United expires in the summer and he would be free to talk to other clubs in January about a move away from the club.

However, in an interview with ESPN, Mata has claimed he hopes he can continue at United and would sign an extension if one was offered.

Why not?

Man Utd: Adidas Release Limited Edition ‘Class Of 92’ Trainers In Homage To Giggs, Scholes, Beckham, Neville Et Al (Photos)

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As part of their retro-flavoured range of Manchester United merchandise, Adidas have knocked out a trainer-based homage to the club's famous 'Class of 92' youth team.

As you well know, United's 1992 vintage proffered forth the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt, all of whom went on to make hundreds of appearances for the Red Devils.

Set-Piece Pioneers: Man Utd Pair Ryan Giggs And David Beckham Attempt Simultaneous Freekick Routine, 2001 (Video)

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In the first of what we might turn into a semi-regular series on Pies, we examine some of the oddest, most esoteric set-pieces to have ever been unleashed, both in anger and in muddled incompetence.

Three games into the 2001/02 season, Manchester United came up against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Albion’s Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Albion’s Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Giggs: Rooney should celebrate if he scores against United

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Wayne Rooney will make his first competitive appearance at Old Trafford since the final game of last season when he was substituted off with two minutes left to play in our 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

While it seemed likely he would be leaving in the summer, nothing had been resolved yet, so there was no formal goodbye.

Giggs tips Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has tipped Gareth Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances, with the former England midfielder on the brink of matching the Welshman’s all-time record.

Barry is set to equal Giggs’s record of 632 games when West Brom host West Ham on Saturday.

A Ryan Giggs Premier League record under threat

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to have one of his Premier League records broken this season.

The Welsh wizard made his United debut back in 1991 before the Premier League was founded, going on to play 23 consecutive seasons with us, scoring in a record 21 consecutive Premier League seasons.

Class of 92 give support to mentor Harrison

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It has been reported in The Times that Eric Harrison, the legendary Manchester United coach who brought through the Class of 92, is suffering from dementia.

A few months ago, Harrison's grandson contacted the players David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

‘Best Goal Of My Career’ – Gary Neville Scores Nonchalant Flicked Volley During Kick-About In Singapore (Video)

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Former Manchester United teammates Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs spent last week out in Singapore overseeing the launch of the latest addition to their 'Hotel Football' business venture.

As part of the launch event, both Neville and Giggs took part in the 'Cafe Football Cup Final' a glorified kick-about between two teams of local players.

Retro Football: Arsenal Hero David Rocastle Scores Immaculate Solo Goal Against Man Utd, 1991 (Video)

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Seeing as though today marksthe 16th anniversary of David Rocastle's untimely passing, we thought it'd only be right to once again pay tribute to one of English football's most sorely-missed characters.

Despite having terrible eyesight, Rocky was one heck of a player skillful, nimble and intelligent both on and off the ball.

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Thursday Kickoff: Man City leading chase for Sanchez, Barca still after Coutinho and more

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With January looming, big transfer rumors lead Thursday's news.

Despite interest from PSG, Alexis Sanchez is reportedly in favor of a move to Manchester City during the summer. (REPORT)

Barcelona is reportedly hoping to wrap up a deal for Philippe Coutinho in early January and the club has reportedly finalized contract terms with the Liverpool midfielder.

Transfer latest: Everyone is talking about Arsenal’s Alexis

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Alexis Sanchez is entering the final 12 months of his contract next month, and his Arsenal future is up in the air. The Gunners striker has so far failed to agree conditions over an extension to his deal, and is strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer. Sanchez is enjoying his [...]

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Official: Swansea Put Leon Britton In Temporary Charge For Weekend Fixture Against Crystal Palace

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After parting company with Paul Clement last night, Swansea have filled the gap by putting veteran midfielder Leon Britton in temporary charge of first-team coaching affairs.

The 35-year-old, who has been with the Swans since their Third Division days, will take the helm on a caretaker basis going into Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

Reports: Phil Neville And Ryan Giggs Wish To Be Considered For Everton Managerial Vacancy Despite Not Really Being Managers

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Phil Neville is reportedly interested in stepping into the vacant managerial vortex at Everton, following Ronald Koeman's departure on Monday.

We suspect Neville is interested in the same way Pies would like to discover an envelope stuffed with folding money on our doormat every morning, but let's press on.

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Giggs claims Arsenal may have best end of Man United swap-deal?

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Ryan Giggs has claimed that Arsenal may well have got the better deal having negotiated a swap deal with Manchester United between Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The two players were both confirmed by their new clubs yesterday, with no money believed to have been passed between the two sides.

Official: Stoke City Dismiss Mark Hughes After Being Knocked Out Of FA Cup By Fourth-Tier Coventry City

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Stoke City have terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes in the wake of a truly miserable defeat against fourth-tier Coventry City.

Having also lost their previous three games, The Potters slumped to a 2-1 defeat that sent the Premier League side toppling out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.

Is Giggs right about LvG getting it wrong with player sales?

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As assistant manager of Manchester United, there had to be lots of things going on at the club that Ryan Giggs didn't agree with when Louis van Gaal was in charge.

The dull, possession obsessed football had to be the worst of the lot, after Giggs had spent 24 seasons playing for United teams that attacked and took risks.