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Video: Man Utd icon reveals club’s success formula under Sir Alex Ferguson

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Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has revealed the successful blueprint used by Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at the helm....

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Why my son’s first trip to Old Trafford was a trip down Memory Lane for me

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We all have our reasons for falling in love with the beautiful game.

I grew up in the days before Sky Sports, when 'Saints and Greavsie' was a thing and live football on TV was a rare treat. So, like many of my generation, it was initially through playing that the romance was kindled. I'd play at any opportunity, in any weather, for my cub-team, my school-team, at play-time, in the park, in the garden or on the driveway, kicking a ball against the garage-door, the clang of rubber against metal reverberating through the dusk air.

Keano does still love us after all!

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Since leaving Manchester United, Roy Keane's issue has always been with Sir Alex Ferguson, but at times that comes across as him being against the club.

However, the clues that he is still a red have been there for all to see for quite some time.

For example, with United throwing away the title to City in 2012, Keane was quick to defend his former club.

Sir Alex Ferguson plans new book on Man Utd success, likely to rile Roy Keane even more

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Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable

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Louis van Gaal's Manchester United tenure appears to be getting rockier by the day. In hindsight, Monday's 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Arsenal in the FA Cup Sixth Round seems predictable given the recent performances of the Red Devils. Still, losing to one of the club's great rivals and thus being denied any chance at silverware for the second consecutive year has set off alarm bells.

Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable

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Louis van Gaal's Manchester United tenure appears to be getting rockier by the day. In hindsight, Monday's 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Arsenal in the FA Cup Sixth Round seems predictable given the recent performances of the Red Devils. Still, losing to one of the club's great rivals and thus being denied any chance at silverware for the second consecutive year has set off alarm bells.

Manchester United vs Arsenal history: Five FA Cup classics between the cup’s two most successful sides

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

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Manchester United legend: Mourinho not as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Arsenal and Man City's losses highlight the fall of English football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Where have all the Scottish EPL managers gone? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Meulensteen claims Ferguson's tactics cost United Champions League and Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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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.

United

VIDEO: United knock Arsenal out of 2011 FA Cup

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Sir Alex Ferguson picked a bizarre starting XI for United's 2-0 win over Arsenal, with Rafael and Fabio on either wing. The game was relatively easy in the end though and United knocked the North London side out of the Cup again.

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.

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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PICTURE: Ferguson arrives at Anfield

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Sir Alex Ferguson has arrived at Anfield ahead of our game against Liverpool.




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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.

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.

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.