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Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective

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Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented since Sir Alex Ferguson departed well over a year ago. Many argued that David Moyes did not get a fair crack at the job, spending a significant amount less than new manager Louis Van Gaal, however I argue that it is not the lack of spending that cost united it's the lack of fear teams now have since Fergie's departure.

Fergie: “Moyes’ wasn’t my fault”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissedsuggestions that he is partly responsiblefor Manchester United's decline, claimingit is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an "antiquated" club and insisting that he wasn't the only person responsible for theappointment of David Moyes.

Ferguson described as "nonsense" the suggestion that Moyes had inherited a team in decline, saying the problem for his successor was that he had found it "a massive jump" to move to Old Trafford and "hadn't realised just how big United is as a club.

Ferguson admits Moyes didn’t listen to his advice

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Ferguson admits Moyes didn't listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes's calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn't take much long for the fans to realise their "Chosen One" is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of handling a big club like Manchester United.

The player most deserving of a statue at Old Trafford will probably never get one

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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.

Guardiola: I like United and can see myself there one day

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Pep Guardiola has brought out an autobiography where he reveals he could see himself managing Manchester United one day.

The book is written by his close friend and journalist Marti Perarnau, and Guardiola admits to taking a shine to the club when watching Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in 2011

Pep liked the setup at Säbener Strasse (Bayern's training facility) despite the fact it was smaller than Barça's training ground and had fewer technical facilities.

Understanding Roy Keane When You Never Got To See Him Play

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Whenever Roy Keane speaks, the world seems to stop and take notice. For a figure who is disregarded by many as a rash instigator, his opinion matters.

Yet, unlike experienced reporters or long-time supporters who witnessed and maybe even grew up with Keane, I never got to see him shine at the Theatre of Dreams.

Fergie: “I still hate when United lose to Liverpool”

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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.

Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and football legend Sir Alex Ferguson says his former side have bought well over the summer.

Quoted by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the former United manager said:

"When you are in this process you need quality and I think Manchester United hired well and has the right resources.

Serializations Clouding The Bigger Picture With Soccer Autobiographies

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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.

What It’s Like Supporting Manchester United From Australia

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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.

Watch Roy Keane Defend Himself Against “Sir Alex Ferguson’s Lies” [VIDEO]

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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:

"I have to defend myself against lies.

Fergie: LvG’s approach has been brilliant

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Following the disaster that was David Moyes, an appointment that Sir Alex Ferguson made, Louis van Gaal's approach to managing Manchester United has been very different to his predecessor.

Whilst the results haven't been fantastic yet, you can certainly see what Van Gaal's vision is, and some of the football that has been played at times has been fantastic.

Fergie Hails Brilliant Van Gaal

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I cannot recall former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson calling his hand-picked successor David Moyes "brilliant", but that is what he thinks of Louis van Gaal's reign at United so far.

Ferguson has been an interested onlooker as Van Gaal has gone about the task of rebuilding the squad he inherited from David Moyes in the summer.

Fergie backs LVG’s revolution

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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.

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd overhaul

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#492923767 / gettyimages.com Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he think incumbent Louis van Gaal is on the right track with his...

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Louis van Gaal has made a brilliant start to his Old Trafford career.

The Dutchman was appointed as the Red Devils' manager after sacking Ferguson's successor, David Moyes leave just 10 months into his six year contract.

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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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

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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.

Keane: “Fergie stitched me up”

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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.

David Moyes deserves a shot at redemption

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Roy Keane Reveals Reasons Behind His Manchester United Departure

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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.

Roy Keane reveals why he left Manchester United

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Roy Keane reveals why he left Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"He is my best player. When you are talking about Manchester United 30 or 500 years from now, Roy Keane will be regarded as one of the greatest players ever at this club" Sir Alex Ferguson, 2005.

Paul Scholes says Sir Alex Ferguson made small games seem like World Cup final

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Paul Scholes has eulogized over the management style of his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson who he says made even the smallest games since like the...

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Barca star’s return would represent shrewder business than big-money Ronaldo move

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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.

Analyzing The Differences Between Louis van Gaal And Sir Alex Ferguson

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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.

Chelsea and Manchester City are the only title contenders

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Chelsea and Manchester City are the only title contenders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the new Barclays Premier League season well underway, it is clear that there only two legitimate title contenders: Chelsea and Manchester City.

Last season, we saw Manchester City clinch the league title, just beating Chelsea and the surprise package Liverpool.

Rio Ferdinand says Robin van Persie suffered most at Man Utd after Sir Alex Ferguson left

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey was Man Utd’s ‘one that got away’, says Sir Alex Ferguson

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Thank You, David Moyes

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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.

Arsene Wenger confirms biggest regret – failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret in his managerial career was to not sign Cristiano Ronaldo for the Gunners.

The forward was at Sporting Lisbon when the North London club were keen on securing a deal for the talented player in 2003.

Wednesday Kickoff: Rooney praises Ferguson; AC Milan facing potential Seedorf lawsuit; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney ends his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney ends his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney completed his 10 years at Manchester United after having arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager from Everton in 2004.

The England international was signed by Red Devils' former manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, a decade ago.

Ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson says clubs spending spree is ‘amazing’

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United confirm striker exit

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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.

Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation at Manchester United

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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.

Swansea City Record First-Ever League Victory Against Man United At Old Trafford

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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.

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Fergie: Moyes text me to ask had he lost his job

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Sir Alex Ferguson has updated his autobiography to include details of David Moyes' eight months in charge as his replacement.

Ferguson reveals that when the newspapers broke the story that Moyes was going to be sacked following the 2-0 defeat against Everton, he received a text from Moyes asking whether there was any truth to the rumours.

Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

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Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring.

"It was a shock," said Rio. "We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on.

PICTURE: LvG with Fergie and Law

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Louis van Gaal has been pictured with Sir Alex Ferguson and Denis Law at an event hosted in the Manchester Suite at Old Trafford yesterday.

Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

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For the first time since 2010, the anti-Glazer movement has begun to take shape again, with fans becoming frustrated with the lack of investment.

Under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson, who repeatedly worked miracles with our players, many fans have grown apathetic to the Glazer ownership.