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Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Opinion: Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

The Sorcerer & The Apprentice: how Zlatan may be the best thing to happen to Marcus Rashford

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Cynics may have scoffed earlier last week when José Mourinho announced that the anointment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the new King of Old Trafford was a “gift” to last season’s Prince, Marcus Rashford. And scoff they might: a cursory glance at José’s CV tells anyone who cares to look that he’s not exactly been a friend to young talent down years, despite his protestations to the contrary.

Bayern new star confirms Manchester United approach, says it was too late

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Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson talked to him about United's managerial job after his retirement, but it was "too late".

Ferguson stepped down from his post as the Red Devils manager after he guided United to their 20th league title in May 2013.

Rooney hoping Mourinho can have similar impact to Sir Alex Ferguson

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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.

Wayne Rooney feeling the pressure at Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney has admitted that his starting place at Manchester United is under pressure following the arrival of big attacking names at the club.

Jose Mourinho has already signed attacking duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, alongside defender Eric Bailly since his appointment at the Old Trafford outfit in May.

Manchester United legend Ferguson reveals special player of this generation

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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.

Ferguson backs Mourinho to let Ryan Giggs leave

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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.

Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to establish a dynasty at Old Trafford

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Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to build a strong legacy at the club and establish a dynasty like Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho signed a three-year-contract with the Old Trafford club, but United want him to prolong his stay beyond his initial contract.

Sir Alex Ferguson managed United between November 1986 and May 2013, but his successors couldn’t even last long within their given contracts.

The Special One Lands In Manchester

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He is the signing of the summer for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has signed a four-year deal to finally replace Sir Alex Ferguson at a reported £15m per year.

Mourinho should have been the one to replace Fergie in 2013, but after the mistakes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, Ed Woodward and the Manchester United board have finally gotten it right.

Giggs has to stay if he’s ever going to get his dream job

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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.

Manchester United’s treatment of Louis van Gaal is nothing short of a disgrace – and needs reviewing

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Spurs knew about Mauricio Pochettino’s meeting with ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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Rafa Benitez Wants To Be Like Sir Alex Ferguson

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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 [.

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.

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.