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The Sir Alex Ferguson Myth

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It's weird being a United fan these days. Despite being second, ahead of teams like Liverpool and Spurs (who are according to some experts, two of the best attacking teams ever seen in the Premier League), and only behind The Best Football Team In History TM, this Jose Mourinho outfit is often described as one of the worst Manchester United teams in recent memory.

On This Day in Football: Fergie gives Beckham the boot, Riots in Ireland

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On this day in 2003, Manchester United legends Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham were involved in a bit of a skirmish following United’s FA Cup defeat against Arsenal.

The Gunners ran out 2-0 winners in the fifth round of the competition at Old Trafford eliminating United.

Should Scott McTominay Take Paul Pogba’s Place In The First Team?

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During Sir Alex Ferguson's regain in charge at Manchester United, the unrivaled successful was achieved through promoting youth. The likes of Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, Neville, and Butt all came through the academy and helped the team to dominate the league for over a decade. Since his retirement, there have been too many changes which have greatly disrupted the chances of youth players getting their chance.

Fergie: I watched the Babes play and they were a reference point for me as United manager

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A service was held at Old Trafford this afternoon to pay respect to the Busby Babes who lost their lives in Munich 60 years ago today.

Sir Alex Ferguson spoke at the ceremony and claimed that the Babes had always inspired him when he was Manchester United manager.

On the day of the Munich Air Disaster, I was in the library studying for my exams.

Mourinho following Ferguson’s lead to leapfrog Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is using illustrious predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson as inspiration to turn the balance in power from Premier League champions-elect Manchester City to his Manchester United side next season.

For the first time on Friday, Mourinho all but conceded this season’s title to Pep Guardiola’s side after United’s loss at Tottenham in midweek allowed City to open up a 15-point gap at the top.

‘In The Twist Of Separation, He Excelled At Being Free’ – Wenger Admits Pain Of Losing Sanchez To Man Utd Is Nothing Compared To Van Persie Departure

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Arsene Wenger has resigned... himself to losing Alexis Sanchez before the end of the month, but the Arsenal manager admits that relinquishing the Chilean unto Manchester United will not grieve him nearly as badly as the last player he saw depart the Gunners for a new life at Old Trafford.

Anderson in tears when reflecting on the greatest moment of his career

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As the 2008 Champions League final approached the end of extra-time, Manchester United had to plan how they were going to set up for the penalty shoot-out. Ryan Giggs had apparently told Sir Alex Ferguson that "Ando is very good at penalties", so on came the Brazilian.

Speaking to Andy Mitten for ESPN, Anderson has reflected on that evening, with him in tears when talking about scoring his sudden death penalty.

Christmas Special: 15 Photos Of Nineties Footballers Looking Like Festive Nincompoops

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With the big day now less than a fortnight away, Pies though we'd chuck a little seasonal cheer in your general direction.

And what better way to do that than with photos of footballers, specifically from the halcyon days of the 1990s or thereabouts, looking like complete berks at Christmas.

Andrei Kanchelskis reveals how he was tricked into calling Sir Alex a ‘Scottish b*****d’

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Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has revealed a hilarious episode from his Old Trafford days where he called Sir Alex Ferguson a ‘Scottish b*****d’.

Kanchelskis moved to Manchester from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk back in 1991. The former Russia international spent four seasons at Old Trafford and won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup among others.

On This Day in Football: Oxford United spoil Fergie’s party

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On this day in 1986, Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of Manchester United for the first time as manager in a First Division clash against minnows Oxford United.

Ferguson replaced Ron Atkinson at Old Trafford and was officially unveiled as United boss only two days ago. The United hierarchy had identified the Glaswegian to revive the club’s fortunes after a disappointing start to the season.

Top Five Champions League games at Old Trafford

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Perhaps as a reaction to Tuesday night's jagged 2-0 victory over Benfica, I've been thinking about the many great Champions League nights that Old Trafford has been graced with since the competition replaced the old European Cup in the 90s. Sure, the club's most seminal CL outings took place in Barcelona and Moscow, but our fair home has experienced some classic encounters over the years that will live long in the memory, even when United didn't win.

On This Day in Football: It’s Fergie time at Old Trafford

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On this day in 1986, Manchester United appointed Alex Ferguson as their manager.

The man from Govan replaced Ron Atkinson at the helm and went on to become the most successful manager in English football history. Ferguson was starting to become a phenomenon even before he arrived in Manchester.

Manchester United’s Champions League Chances

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For two decades, Manchester United held a permanent seat at Europe's top table. Under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson and with the dazzling talents of Giggs, Beckham, Rooney and Ronaldo on show, the Red Devils were feared across the... Continue Reading →

Battle Of The Buffet: Cesc Fabregas Admits He Was The Arsenal Player Who Threw Pizza At Sir Alex Ferguson In The Old Trafford Tunnel Back In 2004

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It's been nigh-on 13 years but the identity of the mystery Arsenal assailant responsible for wanging a slice of pizza into Sir Alex Ferguson's face after a match at Old Trafford has finally been revealed.

In what has since come to be known as 'Pizzagate' or 'The Battle of the Buffet', Manchester United beat the Gunners 2-0 in a suitably tempestuous encounter on 24th October, 2004, thus bringing the away side's 49-game unbeaten run to an abrupt halt.

The moment Van Nistelrooy’s United career ended

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The catalyst to Manchester United's latter stint of success was the 2006 League Cup final. Like Jose Mourinho stuck with Sergio Romero for the Europa League final, given how option he had played in the competition up until that point, Sir Alex Ferguson chose Louis Saha over Ruud van Nistelrooy. Saha was the top scorer in the competition and scored in the final.

Mourinho’s transfer window the envy of other clubs – but do you remember 2013?

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Watching the horrors unfold for other Premier League teams on transfer deadline day took me back to the summer of 2013.

Our world had come crashing down when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement. The news that David Moyes was replacing him, a man who clearly was not qualified for a position as demanding as that of Manchester United manager, was fairly terrifying.

Phil Jones hits back at critics, addresses injury issues

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones was once tipped by Sir Alex Ferguson to become United’s greatest ever player.

Fast forward a few years and the 25-year-old has started only 113 matches in the Premier League since moving to Old Trafford from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2011.

Perfect Start To The Season For Manchester United

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It's been a perfect start to the season for Manchester United. Nine points from their opening three matches, 10 goals scored and 0 conceded.

Saturday's win over Leicester was the first signs that this season could be different than the ones since Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford.

United racked up 22 shots in a match that also saw Romelu Lukaku have a penalty saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who produced an inspired performance.

Satnav woe for former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson may have been a regular visitor to Blackburn Rovers’ ground in the past, but that didn’t stop him getting lost in the town over the weekend.

The ex-Manchester United boss was travelling to Ewood Park on Saturday to watch his son Darren’s Doncaster Rovers team face Tony Mowbray’s side.

Second Time Has To Be A Charm For Mourinho

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Manchester United is finally returning to the UEFA Champions League and all eyes will be on Jose Mourinho this fall. The manager also known as “The Special One” traditionally performs best in his second year, and he’ll have to if he hopes to keep his job. If he doesn’t end up competing for silverware, he likely won’t get a third opportunity.

Nothing short of a Premier League title challenge acceptable for Manchester United

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is less than a week away from starting, with Manchester United fans rightly looking towards the new campaign with a feeling of optimism.

Jose Mourinho's men did what was required of them last term, winning two cup competitions and booking a place in the Champions League in the process.

Manchester United adding strength and quality to cover past weaknesses

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Man Utd's signing of Nemanja Matic is certainly likely to make the Red Devils stronger defensively and give creative players more time to wreak havoc. But it also had another consequence: the arrival of the 6ft 4ins Serb has made Man Utd the tallest team in the top six. Could this play a factor in propelling them back to the top of the table?

Liverpool player’s departure highlights United’s growing shadow

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It has been announced today that Liverpool's Lucas Leiva is set to leave the club for £5m, 10 years after he first joined from Brazilian side Gremio.

United had just won the league two months before Leiva signed but Steven Gerrard had high hopes for the midfielder.

"From what I've seen of him so far he's got everything you need in a Liverpool player; good touch, good passing and he's also a good lad off the field," he said.

Lukaku’s signing shows United ready to fight for major silverware in 2017-18

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Given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's tenure at Old Trafford came to an end last month, signing a centre-forward of note was always going to be Manchester United's main priority this summer.

In Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils have landed a player that can become one of the world's best and someone that has proven himself as a predatory force in the Premier League over recent seasons.

Why aren’t United considered favourites to win the league next season?

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It's Jose Mourinho's second season in charge, Manchester United have returned to the Champions League, and elite players are linked with moves to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. But bookies are still favouring Chelsea and local rivals Manchester City ahead of the Red Devils for glory next term.

Manchester United seal agreement with top quality midfielder, Jose Mourinho delighted

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed to a one-year extension with the club.

The English midfielder will now stay at Old Trafford until June 2018, the Premier League giants have confirmed on their official website.

Carrick has been a fantastic servant for Manchester United over the last decade and his extension will be a major boost for Mourinho.

Phil Neville over-optimistic with Lloris shout

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In June 2011, David de Gea received both the ultimate blessing – and the deadliest challenge. His transfer to reigning Premier League champions Manchester United was just reward for a stellar season with Atletico Madrid. However, he was also tasked with replacing the retired Edwin Van der Sar between the sticks.

Sir Alex Ferguson In Praise Of Geordie Footballers

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Michael Carrick will son be getting a testimonial at Manchester United and he's been at the club since 2006 when he signed on from Tottenham for a cool £18M. Ferguson also managed Bryan Robson who was born in Chester-le-Street and Bryan started his career at West Brom before joining Manchester United in 1981 as a [.

Fergie gives his verdict on whether Europa League is worth winning

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Manchester United are through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League following the victory over Rostov.

Sir Alex Ferguson, who won two European Cups, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup, has claimed that United should do everything they can to win the Europa League.

The thing is, we've never won the Europa League.

Man Utd star confirms that this fan favourite is set for Old Trafford return in June

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to return to the Old Trafford dugout this summer.

The Scottish manager spent 27 years at the club and guided the Red Devils to the top of English football before he retired in 2013.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd managerial comeback announced

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Honoured to announce that The Boss will be manager at my testimonial in partnership with @_MCFoundation & @ManUtd. Will be a special day....

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Mourinho wants to make Ferguson feel loved

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Jose Mourinho has been keen to include Sir Alex Ferguson in life at Manchester United after he kept his distance during the time of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

It's the same relationship we had in the old days. A phone call, an SMS, sympathetic details like we always had with each other.

Doing The Man Utd Shuffle: Japanese Side FC Gifu Change Kit At Half-Time After Passing To Opposition For 45 Minutes (Video)

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Down in the Japanese second division, FC Gifu were forced to invoke the 'Manchester United shuffle' and change their kit at half-time after a colour clash disrupted their game plan.

On Sunday afternoon, Gifu,wearingtheir traditional green, were onhosting duties against Matsumoto Yamaga, who turned out in their dull grey away strip.


Wenger surprised by Doncaster and not too pleased with Arsenal

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It was not as if Arsene Wenger got the hairdryer out on the Arsenal team that struggled to a 1-0 win over the League One club Doncaster last night, although Sir Alex Ferguson was there so he could have borrowed one off the former United manager if needed. But you could tell that the Frenchman [...]

How Beckham’s PR campaign saw him leave United

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Following the 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup at home to Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson was furious with the team, and kicked a boot across the dressing room.

Remarkably, the boot hit David Beckham in the face, even though it was a complete accident on behalf of the manager.

Beckham received medical attention at the ground before leaving with his wife Victoria and son Brooklyn.

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Which Popular Football Personalities Own Race Horses?

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Which Popular Football Personalities Own Race Horses?

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As a lover of football and horse racing, you'd certainly love to know how many football greats share your enthusiasm for the sport of kings. This piece looks at some of the most popular names that do not only love horse racing, but also breed horses!

5 post-retirement career choices by former sports stars

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It can take a little time for sports stars to adjust to life after sport, but many successfully settle into a different career when they retire.

There are a wide variety of options available, including jobs in coaching, punditry or business management.

Read on for the top five post-retirement career choices by former sports stars.

Guardiola tells City history men to keep at it

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has demanded no let-up from his history-making Manchester City side after they recorded a record-breaking 15th straight Premier League win.

Guardiola paid tribute to his table-topping team after they brushed aside Swansea City 4-0 on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record for successive victories.

Finding Our Feet

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Few marriages if any are perfect, no rose garden is without its thorns, and no match, despite the popular phrase, is made in heaven.

Many Manchester United fans were wary of if not fully against the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their club's manager at the end of the 2015/16 season. And, while many more were thrilled to see the Portuguese given the job, even they could probably understand the deep-seated misgivings of those others.

Essex Based Teens Get Indonesia Call Up

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I must admit I am not familiar with Hutton FC despite them being 89 years old. They are based in Essex, a county I am also unfamiliar with as it is on the wrong side of London as far as I was concerned.

Two Hutton players received an unlikely letter recently asking if they would like to be called up by the country.