Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club's rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law and Best celebrate together, a monument of glory from a now distant age.
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.
Currently, in the United Kingdom the serialization of a top sporting figure's autobiography is gripping the media and the sporting world. It has drawn responses from all quarters and no one involved comes out of this sorry saga looking terribly good.
Of course I'm referring to the autobiography of former England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen but I could have well been talking about Roy Keane's latest tome.
Supporting Manchester United as an Australian has been a difficult practice of late, given the club's downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years at the helm.
David Moyes infamously replaced the legendary Scot, and that is when the United shambles began.
Like in England and many other parts of the world, non-United supporters took this moment as the perfect opportunity to have a laugh at United, because of course they had no reason to laugh in the 27 years prior.
Speaking at the launch of his new book at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, Roy Keane expounded on the stories written in his autobiography and attempted to clarify some of the stories which have been run in the press.
Here's a collection of sound bites from Roy Keane's press conference today announcing the official sale of his new autobiography, Roy Keane: The Second Half:
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.
Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.
Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
By now, you all have heard, read, and discussed about Roy Keane's second autobiography, The Second Half, which will be released on Thursday. Already we have got a glimpse of what to expectfrom the book; Keane has been heavily critical about Sir Alex Ferguson and some of his former team-mates.
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.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has shed new light on the reasons behind his Old Trafford exit in 2005.
Rumors have circulated for years that Keane's departure from the club stemmed from a MUTV interview where the United midfielderinfamously blasted teammates Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Kieran Richardson and Alan Smith.
Barca star's return would represent shrewder business than big-money Ronaldo move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Manchester United youngster Gerard Pique has found himself embroiled inspeculation linking him with an exit from Catalan giants FC Barcelona in recent days. The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp, according to reports, with new manager Luis Enrique favouring alternative options in central-defence.
Surely, Louis van Gaal and Alex Ferguson have many qualities in common. But their approach to soccer is also fundamentally different.
The most obvious similarity is that they are both proven winners. The Dutch began his managerial career at Ajax in Amsterdam, the country's most prestigious and traditional club, and he continued his learning curve at FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich, some of Europe's other heavyweight clubs.
Thank you, David Moyes. It's not something most Manchester United fans ever thought they would say, given the horrendous season the Scot oversaw at our club. Still, I'll say it again. Thank you, David Moyes.
There were points, last season, when it felt like United were in danger of spiralling into irrevocable decline.
After years of strife between the two, Wayne Rooney is finally singing the praises of his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Manchester United captain came into conflict with Ferguson many times during his run at Old Trafford, most recently when Ferguson revealedless-than-flattering reviews of Rooney in his autobiography.
Javier Hernandez has reached an agreement with Real Madrid and will be unveiled at the Santiago Bernabueu later on Monday, after completing his loan move to the European Champions.
With Radamel Falcao arriving on loan from Monaco, Hernandez's opportunities to break into the first XI appeared even more limited and Louis Van Gaal decided the Mexican could be moved on, after months of speculations had linked him a host of European clubs, including Juventus, Valencia and Inter Milan.
During the World Cup we saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2 formation. Typically known as the classical continental formation of the 1970′s and 1980′s. Louis Van Gaal, who took charge of The Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, has stood by a philosophy akin to the Dutch "total football" during his managerial career.
Last season, Swansea proved to be a startlingly brisk team struggling to transcend the crowded middle of the Premier League table. Led by the sure feet of Wilfried Bony and Michu, the Swans consistently proved to be anything but the pushovers one expected they might have been. Manchester United, on the other hand, was the exact opposite.