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Welbeck: It was a sad day when Fergie told us he was leaving us

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Danny Welbeck has spoken to Rabona Magazine about the day Sir Alex Ferguson told the team he would be retiring from his job as Manchester United manager.

I had a close relationship with him (Ferguson) and it was a sad day when he announced he was going to retire and leave us. It was a bit weird.

Video: Ex-Man Utd man Keith Gillespie opens up on Sir Alex Ferguson’s success formula

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Former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie opened up on his time at the club during their golden era under Sir Alex Ferguson when he was...

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Silvestre: I agreed to join Arsenal during City medical

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Mikael Silvestre left Manchester United at the end of the 2007-08 season and looked set to join Manchester City. Despite still having time remaining on his contract, Sir Alex Ferguson allowed the Silvestre to leave for free.

The left-back was half way through a medical when Arsene Wenger rang him on his mobile.

Manchester United star confirms ‘difficult’ situation at Old Trafford

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Manchester United star confirms 'difficult' situation at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that he is facing a "difficult" situation at Old Trafford and claims he will take his family into account before considering his future.

Another 1- 0 to The Arsenal?

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Can we continue the winning run at OT? Though we are unbeaten at the Manchester Main Library in 2015 the portents are mixed.

The nine years without the glory of winning of both silverware and at what is the PL's most prestigious and largest ground has finally been resigned to history; can Arsenal win both the FAC and at OT twice in a year?

Sir Alex Ferguson mocked by Juve legend for letting Paul Pogba leave Man Utd

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Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon has mocked Sir Alex Ferguson for letting Paul Pogba leave Manchester United for virtually nothing. The French...

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Manchester United midfielder ready to leave club in the summer

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Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has revealed that he is enjoying himself at his loan spell at Aston Villa, and will consider leaving Old Trafford if an offer is made in the summer.

Chelsea star reveals legendary striker convinced him to reject Manchester United and join Blues

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed that Didier Drogba convinced him to join the Blues in the summer of 2012, just after they won the Champions League.

The Belgium international was on the radar of the top clubs across Europe as Manchester United were the front runners in signing him from Lille, before Chelsea showed interest in securing his services.

Manchester United’s €100m world-class target to be stolen by fierce rivals?

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Manchester United's €100m world-class target to be stolen by fierce rivals? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The hottest property on the transfer market this summer is undoubtedly Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Despite repeated comments by the club that the Frenchman will stay in Italy next season, talks of a move just won't go away.

Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title?

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Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's pretty clear that Manchester United are getting better. The train-wreck that was last season under poor David Moyes is slowly being forgotten, with Louis van Gaal and his new look Red Devils gradually finding their feet in the English top flight.

Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title?

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Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's pretty clear that Manchester United are getting better. The train-wreck that was last season under poor David Moyes is slowly being forgotten, with Louis van Gaal and his new look Red Devils gradually finding their feet in the English top flight.

Jose Mourinho vs Louis Van Gaal: A glimpse of the future

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Jose Mourinho vs Louis Van Gaal: A glimpse of the future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Chelsea and Manchester United battled it out on Saturday, two of the greats of this generation watched from the sidelines.

Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal's association goes to back to the time when the latter was the first-team coach of Barca from 1997 to 2000.

LvG: Comments from legends like Neville are important

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Following United's convincing win at Anfield ahead of the international break, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his appreciation of the praise of Gary Neville. Our former captain said he couldn't remember a first half from United like that away to Liverpool.

However, Van Gaal claims that he knows that he will have really made it when Sir Alex Ferguson is the one giving the praise.

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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Sir Alex Ferguson is planning another new book on his success at Manchester United that is likely to rile Roy Keane even more. The legendary manager,...

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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.

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Arsenal vs. Aston Villa; predicted lineups and team news

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Arsenal aim to become the first side to retain the FA Cup title since Chelsea five years ago when they face Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday.

A victory for the Gunners will make them the most successful club in the history of the FA Cup with 12 titles and it would be Arsene Wenger's sixth, making him the cup's best ever manager ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson who has five.

Arsenal vs. Aston Villa; predicted lineups and team news

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Arsenal aim to become the first side to retain the FA Cup title since Chelsea five years ago when they face Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday.

A victory for the Gunners will make them the most successful club in the history of the FA Cup with 12 titles and it would be Arsene Wenger's sixth, making him the cup's best ever manager ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson who has five.

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.

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Mourinho: I’ll never match Ferguson’s success

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Jose Mourinho has won four Premier League titles and has conceded he'll never match the 13 titles that Sir Alex Ferguson won.

I have a long way to go, but Sir Alex left the bar in an impossible position for anyone," Mourinho said. "I cannot win 13 Premier Leagues. I can win 13 championships.

Fergie: Ronaldo could score for any team… unlike Messi

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Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 39 league goals to his name this season, 50 in all competitions, saying he could score goals for any team.

In contrast, he believes that Messi, who is on 35 league goals and 47 in all competitions, could only thrive as he does at Barcelona.

Evra: Fergie said I’d make a great manager

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Patrice Evra has revealed that before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, he told our former vice-captain that he would make a great manager one day.

Interestingly, Evra claims Fergie only singled out himself and Giggs as players with potential to succeed as managers.

Before he left, Ferguson called me into his office.

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.