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World class target agrees OT move after Man Utd offer record breaking deal

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Jose Mourinho since January.

The former Chelsea manager is out of a job and is eyeing his way back into management with the Old Trafford outfit.

Manchester United have been long-term admirers of the world-class Portuguese manager and wanted him to replace their club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Michael Keane hails Burnley’s ability to fight to the end

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Michael Keane has praised Burnley's never-say-die spirit after the club again showed their ability to strike in 'Fergie time'.

The Clarets extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in midweek thanks to Keane's last-gasp equaliser against Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

The defender, 23, kept Burnley on Boro's tail with a scuffed stoppage-time finish from a corner in a 1-1 draw which came just four games after Keane had also salvaged a draw at third-placed Brighton.

Michael Keane hails Burnley’s ability to fight to the end

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Michael Keane has praised Burnley's never-say-die spirit after the club again showed their ability to strike in 'Fergie time'.

The Clarets extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in midweek thanks to Keane's last-gasp equaliser against Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

The defender, 23, kept Burnley on Boro's tail with a scuffed stoppage-time finish from a corner in a 1-1 draw which came just four games after Keane had also salvaged a draw at third-placed Brighton.

Arsenal In Top Four Fight – Not Title Fight

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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.

De Gea set to become first to become United POTY three years running

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Manchester United have opened up the voting for the Fans' Player of the Year, as well as goal of the season and U-21 POTY.

In the 2013-14 season, which saw David Moyes take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, David de Gea won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award, and was the first goalkeeper to win it.

United ambassadors have changed their tune on Mourinho

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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.

United ambassadors toe party line on Mourinho and Giggs

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There have been several claims by those supposedly in the know that there is huge friction behind the scenes at Manchester United, in regards to who should become the next manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson has apparently lost some of his influence among the board after pushing for the disastrous appointment of David Moyes.

Charlton honoured with stand renaming 

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Ahead of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Everton, Sir Bobby Charlton's stand was unveiled.

Charlton is the second person in the history of United, after Sir Alex Ferguson, and has spoken about what it means to him.

This is a great honour and I am very proud – for myself and my family – that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me.

Sir Alex Ferguson pleads for patience from Manchester United fans

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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has urged everyone connected to the club to have "patience" as current boss Louis van Gaal tries to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

United have yet to win any silverware since Ferguson retired in 2013 after guiding the English giants to 28 trophies in 26-and-a-half-years in charge.

Sir Alex Ferguson pleads for patience from Manchester United fans

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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has urged everyone connected to the club to have "patience" as current boss Louis van Gaal tries to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

United have yet to win any silverware since Ferguson retired in 2013 after guiding the English giants to 28 trophies in 26-and-a-half-years in charge.

Fergie: Rashford is what Manchester United is all about

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Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Marcus Rashford, who has scored five goals in eight games since making his debut a few weeks ago.

Within those goals were two against Arsenal, in our 3-2 win, and our only goal in the derby day win against Manchester City.

Ferguson reckons Rashford is a great example of what separates United from the other clubs.

Fergie: United’s bad season is down to injuries

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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.

It's dead easy to be critical.

Shawcross: Fergie didn’t want me to leave United

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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.

Which manager can turn around this gutless bunch at United?

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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.

Remember when… United knocked City out of the League Cup?

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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.

Remember when… Beckham wore the green and gold scarf?

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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.

On This Day In 1991: Ryan Giggs Enters The Fray At Manchester United For The Very First Time (Video)

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Giggs in 1991, back when the world was still black and white

It was on this day, a quarter of a century ago that a gangly 17-year-old whippetcalled Ryan Giggs made his first team debut for Manchester United.

The opponents at Old Trafford were Everton and the Reds went on to lose 2-0.

VIDEO: Fergie singing “Glory glory Man United!”

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Following Manchester United's 3-2 win over Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson was spotted in the stands singing "glory glory Man United".

Manchester United: Fanzine ‘Red Issue’ Offer Glimpse Of Complex Power Struggle Behind The Scenes At Old Trafford

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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.

In 1999, what did Sir Alex Ferguson say about what a United manager needed to do?

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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.

Legendary Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in the Premier League

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino is the Premier League's best manager,...

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On This Day In 1996: Newcastle Go 12 Points Clear And Kevin Keegan Loves It, LOVES It!

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A crowd of 36,543 saw Newcastle United beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 to go 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League on this day in 1996.

The Newcastle goalscorers on the night werePaul Kitson and Peter Beardsley, with Gudni Bergsson netting Bolton's consolation.

Under Kevin Keegan, Newcastle seemed to be swashbuckling their way to the title.

When Liverpool last won the league…

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Tottenham Hotspur's Gary Lineker was the division's top scorer.

Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, was the highest grossing film of the year.

Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was almost two months old.

"Call me" by Blondie was number one in the charts.

Manchester United's assistant manager, Ryan Giggs was yet to make his Manchester United debut.

Goo Goo G’Joob: Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Calls Sir Alex Ferguson The ‘John Lennon Of Football’ (Video)

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Sir Alex was the walrus

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is definitely quick with a joke and a light of your smoke, and he's never shy to throwan easily digestible quip or colloquialism in there either.

Ahead ofhis first ever game against Manchester United, Klopp was askedabout the spectre of Sir Alex Ferguson that continues to haunt Old Trafford.

Ronaldo: I was petrified of wearing #7 shirt at United

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Cristiano Ronaldo came second in the Ballon d'Or last night, losing out to Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has reflected on the beginnings of his career, when he signed for Manchester United and was given the number seven shirt by Sir Alex Ferguson.

When I arrived at Man United, I asked for 28 but the coach said no, you will wear 7.

Bernardeschi: I don’t regret turning down United

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Manchester United tried to sign Federico Bernardeschi in the summer of 2011 when he was still in Fiorentina's academy. His father convinced him that he was better off staying in Serie A.

Bernardeschi is 21 now and still plays for Fiorentina, but is being linked to United again. The youngster hopes to face United in the Europa League final this season, but has no regrets over turning Sir Alex Ferguson down.

Tweet: Man Utd celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson’s 74th birthday

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Lingard: I’ve always looked up to Giggs

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When Jesse Lingard was a youngster, Sir Alex Ferguson predicted that the player would break in to Manchester United's first team when he was 22-years-old, and that's exactly what he did. Lingard has made a bright start to his United career this season, and has revealed that he's hoping to follow in Ryan Giggs' footsteps.

Nani: Fergie could make us win with a single word

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Nani has spoken highly of Manchester United's former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming that nobody in the world can compare to him.

I think there is no one in the world who can be compared with Alex Ferguson. We know each other very well. We worked for six years together, but even one year is enough to understand how good a person and manager Ferguson is.

On This Day In 2006: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 2,000th Goal Of Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United Reign (Video)

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For almost an hour, Manchester United had found it hard to break Aston Villa down at Villa Park on this day back in December of 2006.

With Park Ji-Sung and Louis Saha deployed up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the stodgy 4-3-3 formation manager Alex Ferguson had opted for looked not to be working and he was preparing to bring Wayne Rooney on when the breakthrough came.

Ferguson could decide LVG future

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Sir Alex Ferguson will help Manchester United's board in deciding Louis Van Gaal's future and to choose the Dutchman's potential successor.

With the United manager increasingly under pressure, the board is said to be considering his future, particularly given Jose Mourinho is available after being fired by Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

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Light at the end of the tunnel

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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.

United and Mourinho a match made in heaven

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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.

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Liverpool boss: Ferguson is the best manager ever

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Sunday's clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something. Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

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Too Many Physios, Noisy Frogs And Camouflage Kits: Five Flimsy Post-Defeat Excuses

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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.

Remember when… we beat Barcelona at Old Trafford?

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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.

VIDEO: Did United deserve a penalty against Newcastle?

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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?

Football Christmas Gift Guide: The good, the generous and the downright odd

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