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Manchester United legend: Mourinho not as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson

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Paul Scholes has stated in a piece in The Independent that Jose Mourinho's attempts to influence the referees' decisions may be backfiring, rather than helping Chelsea.

Mourinho has been in the news almost every week for the last few months now, with claims that there is a 'campaign' being run against his side.

Arsenal and Man City’s losses highlight the fall of English football

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It's not an unusual phenomenon anymore to not have a single English side realistically challenging for Europe's most elite club competition, is it? We would like to see the Premier League sides do well, but in our hearts we know that it isn't going to happen.

The curious case of Rafael and his increasingly uncertain future at Manchester United

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"Rafael is one of the club's brightest young prospects. He has no fear of playing and has great belief in himself. Rafael has all the attributes to become one of the best fullbacks in the world".

Those were the words of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2012 when Rafael signed a new contract securing his services till 2016.

The curious case of Rafael and his increasingly uncertain future at Manchester United

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"Rafael is one of the club's brightest young prospects. He has no fear of playing and has great belief in himself. Rafael has all the attributes to become one of the best fullbacks in the world".

Those were the words of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2012 when Rafael signed a new contract securing his services till 2016.

Gazza: I wonder what I’d have won if I signed for United

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Paul Gascoigne was going to sign for Manchester United in the summer of 1988, having just been crowned PFA Player of the Year at Newcastle. He promised Sir Alex Ferguson he would join them, just before the United manager went on holiday to Malta. When he returned, Gazza had signed for Spurs instead.

GNev: Time for United fans to get over Fergie and embrace LvG

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In Gary Neville's latest column for The Telegraph, he has insisted that United need to get over Sir Alex Ferguson, and the football we used to play, and accept Louis van Gaal for what he is.

The time has come for Manchester United fans – me included – to let go of the Sir Alex Ferguson reign and stop judging this new era by former glories.

Louis van Gaal has at least put Manchester United back on track

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The last eighteen months have been like an unconventional roller-coaster ride for Manchester United fans. Unconventional in that, for a while after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, it felt as if someone had tampered with the breaks and removed a part of the track, leaving us screaming, hurtling through space in a sickening downward spiral for which none of us had been remotely prepared.

Where have all the Scottish EPL managers gone?

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The very Scottish Paul Lambert was asked to grab his things by Aston Villa on 11th Februaryafter a 2-0 loss to the usually dependably-ragged and beatable Hull City on the previous night. This left Scotland without a representation in a primarymanagerial capacity in England's top league since all the money started rolling in with Sky in 1992.

Made in Manchester

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70 years ago today Sir Matt Busby was given the job as Manchester United manager and the history of our football club was changed forever. His dedication to giving young, local players a chance set him apart from all other managers at the time.

To mark the anniversary, RoM has brought out a PDF which looks at some of the greatest players who have graduated from our academy.

Young: “United have their mojo back”

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Manchester United's new-found resilience could prove crucial if they're to end an 11-year drought and clinch the FA Cup this season, says Ashley Young.

On Monday night, United beat Preston 3-1 to book a place in the quarter finals, meaning they've now lost just once to Southampton in January in the 19 games in all competitions they've played since 2 November.

LvG: Rooney is happy in midfield

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In the summer of 2013, Wayne Rooney wanted to leave Manchester United and Chelsea were the favourites to sign him. Having been played out of position on a number of occasions under Sir Alex Ferguson, who had since retired, Rooney later voiced his unhappiness in being used as a midfielder instead of a striker.

Paul Scholes vs Louis van Gaal

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Louis van Gaal has come under plenty of criticism under recent weeks for the style of football Manchester United are playing. The results haven't been too bad, with United currently sitting third in the league and in the next round of the FA Cup, but the football hasn't been exciting to watch.

Paul Scholes, in his column in The Independent, has spoken about the expectations on players when he was in the team, and his feelings on the football that United are currently playing.

Louis van Gaal is unfazed by criticism from Paul Scholes

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Louis van Gaal insists neither he nor his Manchester United players will lose any sleep over the latest barrage of criticism from Paul Scholes.

Scholes won 20 major trophies at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but it is safe to say he is less than impressed by the man who is currently in charge at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal is unfazed by criticism from Paul Scholes

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Louis van Gaal insists neither he nor his Manchester United players will lose any sleep over the latest barrage of criticism from Paul Scholes.

Scholes won 20 major trophies at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but it is safe to say he is less than impressed by the man who is currently in charge at Old Trafford.

Meulensteen claims Ferguson’s tactics cost United Champions League and Premier League

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Former Manchester United assistant coach René Meulensteen has blamed Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics for losing the Champions League final in 2009 and the title to Manchester City in 2011-12 season.

LVG: “Rooney has a future up-front”

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Louis Van Gaal has said that Wayne Rooney still has a future as a striker at Manchester United, despite having been deployed as central midfielder since the turn of the year.

After scoring eight goals and assisted four in the first 14 league games of the season, Rooney's form has dropped since Van Gaal decided to deploy him deeper to accommodate Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao up-front.

Time for Van Gaal to embrace the United way

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North London, 28 April 2013. Manchester United travel to the Emirates having already clinched the title and theyare welcomed onto the pitch by a guard of honour, while Sir Alex Ferguson prepares to face Arsene Wenger for the last time in his career.

In the away end's concourse, travelling United fans have been bouncing long before kick-off.

Pirlo: United will have to live with Pogba mistake

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Paul Pogba was allowed to leave Manchester United for Juventus for a minimal fee after we failed to secure him on a long-term deal.

Having been given so few opportunities in the first team, with Sir Alex Ferguson even preferring Rafael da Silva in midfield ahead of him, Pogba decided it was time to move on.

Daley Blind pleads with Manchester United fans for patience

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Daley Blind has told Manchester United fans they must keep faith with Louis van Gaal.

Although United are fourth in the Barclays Premier League, they have not provided their supporters with the thrilling expansive play they became accustomed to under Sir Alex Ferguson.

During last Saturday's 2-0 win at QPR, fans started questioning Van Gaal's tactics and demanded he ditch the 3-5-2 system which some feel makes United too slow and predictable.

Daley Blind pleads with Manchester United fans for patience

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Daley Blind has told Manchester United fans they must keep faith with Louis van Gaal.

Although United are fourth in the Barclays Premier League, they have not provided their supporters with the thrilling expansive play they became accustomed to under Sir Alex Ferguson.

During last Saturday's 2-0 win at QPR, fans started questioning Van Gaal's tactics and demanded he ditch the 3-5-2 system which some feel makes United too slow and predictable.

United offer £61m for Pogba?

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Turin-based newspaper, La Stampa, has today reported that Manchester United have offered Juventus £61m for Paul Pogba, the player that left our club less than three years ago.

This week his agent, Mino Raiola, claimed that the midfielder would leave Italy sooner rather than later and Pogba then claimed that he "loved" United.

Hope and Expectation

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They say it's the hope that kills you. For Manchester United fans, then, these past eighteen months have felt like death by a thousand cuts.

Think back to all those years of glory under Sir Alex Ferguson. Okay, the first few were a little rocky but, once we finally got that first illusive title in twenty-six years under our belts, the hope we had felt during that previous quarter of a century quickly morphed into expectation.

Paul Pogba slams Sir Alex Ferguson’s treatment of him at Man Utd

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Juventus star Paul Pogba has slammed the treatment of him from Sir Alex Ferguson when he was at Manchester United but still declared he...

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Pogba: “I still love United”, while agent hints at move

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Paul Pogba has insisted that Manchester United still have a special place in his heart and that his decision to leave Old Trafford was motivated by Sir Alex Ferguson's reluctance to give him an extended run in the side.

Pogba's acrimonious exit from Old Trafford has been well documented as the Frenchman, frustrated by the lack of first team opportunities, decided to move to Juventus on a free transfer after United declined to meet his financial demands.

Ravel Morrison May Struggle to Find Club After Wasting His Chance at Cardiff

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Ravel Morrison may not find himself another club having wasted his chance to prove his credentials at Cardiff, according to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.

The 21-year-old's time at Upton Park appears to be coming to an end as the former Manchester United youngster continues to struggle both on and off the pitch.

Ravel Morrison May Struggle to Find Club After Wasting His Chance at Cardiff

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Ravel Morrison may not find himself another club having wasted his chance to prove his credentials at Cardiff, according to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.

The 21-year-old's time at Upton Park appears to be coming to an end as the former Manchester United youngster continues to struggle both on and off the pitch.

Remember when we played Newcastle during Christmas 1995?

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The day after Boxing Day during the 1995-96 season, Manchester United took on Newcastle at Old Trafford. Ahead of kick-off, the visitors were 10 points clear at the top of the table, with a goal difference superior by 10, and with four more wins to their name.

Of the previous five games, United had drawn three, before losing two on the bounce, with painful defeats away to Liverpool and then Leeds.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho praises his ‘good friend’ and former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has praised his "good friend" Sir Alex Ferguson for the work he did at Manchester United. The Portuguese boss,...

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Ferguson: LvG is a great coach and will do well at United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Manchester United's latest manager, Louis van Gaal, and insists that the team will only get better once the injuries calm down.

First of all, Louis Van Gaal, I don't know how he can expect to get the best results with the injuries he's had.

Ferguson: I loved getting ‘Fergie time’ wins for the fans

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Manchester United never knew when they were beaten when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager and came back deep in to injury time to win games so often.

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed exactly what it was like when his team won in "Fergie time".

That's why I used to go to my watch.

Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Louis Van Gaal to Thrive at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to turn Manchester United into world-beaters again.

Van Gaal was handed the task of bringing the glory days back to Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes, who replaced Ferguson when his successful 26-year tenure came to an end in May 2013.

Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Louis Van Gaal to Thrive at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to turn Manchester United into world-beaters again.

Van Gaal was handed the task of bringing the glory days back to Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes, who replaced Ferguson when his successful 26-year tenure came to an end in May 2013.

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals secret weapon to wind up Man Utd opponents

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Scholes: Mourinho and Rodgers don’t know what they’re doing… unlike Fergie

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Jose Mourinho has been handed out another fine by the FA after claiming that officials were waging a "campaign" against Chelsea, in which they were denying penalties they deserved and ignoring dives. This of course ignores the fact no punishment was dished out to Gary Cahill for kicking Harry Kane in the back, or the numerous wrong-doings Diego Costa has got away with this season.

Scholes: I’m a United fan so I’m not sad Gerrard didn’t win the league

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Ahead of United's 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield in 2007, Sir Alex Ferguson was asked whether he would welcome a title win for his rivals. They had gone 17 years without a title, leading a journalist to ask the United manager whether he would like their drought to end.

"You must be joking!

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Beckham: Fergie brought me to the club I loved

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David Beckham has claimed there is no long-standing feud with Sir Alex Ferguson, with the former United player insisting he has nothing but respect for the legendary United manager.

We get on. It was made worse than it actually was. He was a father figure for me for so many years.

Dull United will entertain if LVG is given time

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United fans are still grieving the loss of Sir Alex Ferguson. It needs tostop.

Years of trophies, a world class manager and a lack of depth in theleague, where at least six teams can be currently seen as United's genuine competitors,as opposed to two or three Arsenal, Chelsea, more recently City over the Ferguson era have ultimately left, some, United fans spoilt.

PICTURE: Fletcher as a child with Ferguson

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Darren Fletcher is on the verge of signing for West Ham. Here he is as a child with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson: The spirit of United comes from developing our own players

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Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that at the core of Manchester United is the club's philosophy of bringing through their own players.

Many people have different interpretations of what I've made Manchester United over the last 26 years, with great players, Rooney, Ronaldo, Cantona, Keane, Robson, Schmeichel, there's too many to talk about.

VIDEO: Ferguson – Cantona was different

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Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to Clare Balding as part of a BT Sport Christmas Day double-bill of ‘Clare Balding Meets' which features exclusive interviews with Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho. Watch the full interviews on BT Sport 1 from 3.30pm on December 25th.