Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is hoping Jose Mourinho can have a similar impact on his career to club’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was officially named as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May and has since won his first game in charge of the Old Trafford outfit in a 2-0 friendly victory over Wigan Atheltic earlier this month.
Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the “special player” of his generation.
The 31-year-old played a key role in helping the Spanish capital club win their second Champions League title in three years. Following that, he joined Portugal squad for the Euro 2016 and was instrumental in his side’s route to reach the final, where he lasted only for 25 minutes.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Jose Mourinho’s decision to not install club legend and former assistant Ryan Giggs in his backroom staff and allow the Welshman to ‘stand on his own feet’.
Man Utd announced Giggs’ departure on Saturday to bring an end to the former winger’s 29-year association with the club with the 42-year-old keen to pursue a managerial career elsewhere.
With Manchester United taking an age to confirm that Louis van Gaal has been sacked and that Ryan Giggs has been offered a different role within the club, reportedly a downgraded position from assistant manager, it's worth speculating what the future may hold for United's most successful ever player.
Seriously, how has it come to this for Arsenal? Afforded all the pillars that should support a Premier League title triumph, here they are again out of the race and scrambling around to finish in the top four.
They have cash to burn, a squad of talented individuals, a manager who has had years to implement his ideas, and in this most barmy season a series of usual suspects all falling well below par.
Over recent weeks, Manchester United ambassadors like Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Bryan Robson and Nemanja Vidic, have all spoken out about why Ryan Giggs should replace Louis van Gaal, not Jose Mourinho.
With Sir Alex Ferguson losing influence behind the scenes following his decision to appoint David Moyes, having Giggs as manager would certainly see him have a greater sway.
Sir Alex Ferguson has defended Louis van Gaal following a disappointing season at Manchester United. The legendary manager claims that the number of injuries United have suffered has played a huge part in their failure, and would have had an impact on any team.
Ryan Shawcross joined Manchester United when he was 15-years-old and spent six years at the club.
When he was 20, he joined Royal Antwerp on loan, before joining Stoke on loan the following year. He played in over 40 games for Stoke that season, who were in the Championship at the time, and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.
For all the criticism Louis van Gaal has received, and he probably deserves all of it, Manchester United have bigger worries than the manager.
Firstly, there's the Glazers, who have taken £1 billion out of the club since taking over almost 11 years ago. When you consider that Manchester City's owners have invested the same amount of money, in less time, United are fighting a losing battle without Sir Alex Ferguson.
To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Paul Gunning, the General Editor at ESPN, has spoken about one of his favourite memories.
It was one of those 'I was there' moments there were so many under Sir Alex Ferguson.
To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Mark Payne, the founder of Mark is the founder of The Devil In Me, has spoken about one of his favourite memories.
The shadow of the Glazer takeover has loomed over Manchester United ever since the deal was finalised in May 2005.
As you might expect, the inner machinations at a club the size of Manchester United are pretty convoluted.
With the managerial situation almost certain to be in flux again sooner rather than later, speculation has arose as to where exactly the power lies behind the scenes at Old Trafford.
Helpfully, United fanzine Red Issue have compiled their take on relentless struggle for leverage an in-depth and fascinating exposé of the various wrangles that go on daily at one of thebiggest, most bloated football clubs in the world.
Following Manchester United's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the 1998-99 season, ensuring we beat Arsenal to the title by one point, Sir Alex Ferguson attended the press conference. He had his medal around his neck but a stern expression on his face.
United still had an FA Cup and European Cup final to play in, the then unprecedented Treble was offer to them, and Ferguson was keen to stress that none of them, himself included, would take their eye off the ball.
It is impossible to escape the air of despondency that has engulfed Manchester United over the last three years. A quarter of a century in the making under Sir Alex Ferguson, the spirit and self-belief he fostered in players and fans alike has been entirely sapped.
That last title win of the Ferguson era seems like a lifetime ago and there is no telling when the next triumph will come.
I remember walking in to the ground full of nerves on the night we played Barcelona. We were so close to our first Champions League final since 1999 and it felt long overdue.
While the immediate stress came from having to beat Barcelona, it was also very prevalent in my thoughts that if we did manage to beat the Spaniards, we'd have to overcome Liverpool or Chelsea in the final to lift our third European Cup.
A person who knows Rafa Benitez very well both professionally and personally is his biographer, Paco Lloret a sports journalist in Valencia. who came to know Rafa very well when he was at Valencia for three years from 2001. He wrote Rafa Benitezback in 2005 after Rafa had left Valencia for Liverpool and he [.
Alleged letters to Manchester United's board, eye-watering pre-contract agreements, desperate phone calls to agents for the already beleaguered Louis van Gaal, the unwanted spectre of Jose Mourinho just will not go away.
Everyone has an opinion on why Mourinho is the right, or wrong, man for the job.
When Manchester United lost 2-0 to Fulham on 21st March 2009, manager Alex Ferguson had a simple explanation for his team's shortcomings: The dressing rooms at Craven Cottage had been too small.
After the defeat, Ferguson rallied against the "ridiculous" facilities at Fulham before calling on the Premier League to introduce aminimum size standardfor all teams in the top tier to avoid any such travesty befalling any of his contemporaries.
Former Premier League referee David Elleray said the referee's interpretation depends on whether the hand or arm is in an "unnatural" position at the point of contact. "Referees look at two specifics did the hand or arm go towards the ball or in a manner which would block the ball, or is the hand in a position where it would not normally be?