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Wayne Rooney impresses for Manchester United in RvP’s absence

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Wayne Rooney impresses for Manchester United in RvP's absence - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney laid down a marker to new manager Louis Van Gaal on Sunday by scoring a brace and assisting the third goal as Manchester United beat AS Roma 3-2 in their pre-season friendly match in Denver.

Louis van Gaal admits interest in Sir Alex Ferguson’s transfer target

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Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United's interest in signing AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

The Dutch international is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he suffered earlier in March.

Have United found the new Fergie?

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Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.

Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.

End of an Era For Manchester United Stars Heralds a New Beginning For Younger Players

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The close season is, more than anything else, a time of change. Players and mangers come and go, club goals are reassessed and expectations molded. Similar to this summer, the corresponding months of 2006 also featured a World Cup, followed by its annual transfer merry-go-round.

That summer also featured change and uncertainty at one of the world's biggest clubs, Manchester United.

Luke Shaw cost Manchester United £30m – Is he worth it?

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Is Luke Shaw, Manchester United's new recruit at left-back, realistically worth the £30 million price tag the club paid for him? We're about to assess just that. Tipped as the best teenage left-back in the world, Shaw has certainly amassed a large fan base over the last year or two.

Former Manchester United striker slams Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes the Red Devils made a big mistake in allowing Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford.

Just before the summer of the 2012, the midfielder decided to end his career in England as he felt disrespected and frustrated after United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson chose to snub him in giving a place in the Red Devils' starting lineup.

Manchester United Transfers: Fans Upset By Lack Of Action!

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Manchester United Transfers are as rare as hen`s teeth according to fans frustrated by the lack of solid news about alleged targets.

Ed Woodward is more elusive than the Pimpernel!

The UK media is filling column inches thanks to the lack of any sort of news about Manchester United transfers coming out of Old Trafford.

David Moyes Breaks Silence After Manchester United Sacking

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David Moyes Breaks Silence After Manchester United Sacking - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes has broken his silence after being sacked as Manchester United manager in April.

The former Everton boss was shown the exit door just 10 months into his six-year contract at Old Trafford.

Club President Reveals SAF Approach in Signing Former Chelsea Manager

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to replace him at Manchester United last summer.

The Red Devils' legendary manager stepped down from his post at Old Trafford, ending his 27 years of successful career at United.

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal Has To Deliver On Summer Transfer Plans

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Manchester United: Louis van Gaal Has To Deliver On Summer Transfer Plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal will not be afforded a honeymoon period and has been told that he has to deliver on the clubs summer transfer plans. With rumours and counter rumours dominating the media this is a frustrating time to be a Manchester United fan.

OT Legend Blasts Woodward and Urges Manchester United to Sign Toni Kroos

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has blasted Ed Woodward and has urged the Red Devils chief executive to make transfer business in order to avoid another poor season next campaign.

United’s Dutch connection

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Ryan Giggs’ 23 Years At Man Utd Beautifully Captured In Animated GIF Form

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"I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and he floated across the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind." Sir Alex Ferguson

(GIF: @BanditNanna)

Van Gaal: Mourinho text to tell me he was jealous

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Louis van Gaal has revealed that the first person he texted was his former understudy, Jose Mourinho, to let him know he had been given the Manchester United job.

Mourinho, who has revealed that it was Van Gaal who taught him the trade, had been desperate to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, but United didn't even contact him about the job.

Giggs’ Open Letter

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Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I'm positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United.

United players in for a shock under “control freak”

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Once he's finally announced as David Moyes' replacement, Louis Van Gaal will keep players at Manchester United on a very tight leash, according to Dutch football expert Marcel Van der Kraan.

Van Gaal should be formally unveiled as United's new manager this week but his reputation for demanding total control over his players and for being strict and hardworking almost to the point of being obsessed have preceded him to Britain and might spell news for some of the players who have been stealing a living at the club.

Unlikely Heroes: Why Manchester City Deserve To Win The Premier League This Season

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Having been steamrolled out of the way by a rampant Manchester United last season who wrestled the trophy back out ofManchester City's hands, the Citizens must have known they had an opportunity to win it back this season with Sir Alex Ferguson gone. Last spring, the City executives acknowledged immediate changes were required at the club.

Manchester United loan watch – Who will make it at Old Trafford?

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Manchester United loan watch Who will make it at Old Trafford? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United currently have some interesting young talents out on loan. The question is though, who will actually go on to make it at Old Trafford?

Nick Powell: Age 20

After scoring on his home debut for Manchester United against Wigan, the 20 year old was loaned out to the club for a season long loan.

PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson sleeping at Old Trafford?

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PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson sleeping at Old Trafford? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United suffered yet another defeat at home as Sunderland took a giant leap towards staving off relegation as the Black Cats grabbed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Sebastian Larsson scored the only goal of the game as the swede took adbantage of some great work by young striker Connor Wickham before the break.

A Manchester United Fan Longing For Cristiano Ronaldo

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When the news broke on June 11th 2009 that Manchester United had accepted a world record offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, there was a feeling of great sadness amongst United fans, despite the clear inevitability of it all.

It was the end of what had been a glorious chapter for the club and Sir Alex, who had signed this skinny little teenager from Sporting Lisbon six years previously.

Is The Long Term Option A Realistic Option?

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With the dust beginning to settle on what was a disastrous tenure for ex-manager David Moyes, the recruitment drive for the next boss seems to be as cloudy as ever.

I have to say that there is something quite romantic about Manchester United over recent days. The idea of the Class of 92 digging their club out of trouble and taking the reigns.

Sir Alex Ferguson Is Right When He Says Ryan Giggs Should Be Permanent Manchester United Manager

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Sir Alex Ferguson says Ryan Giggs should be offered the permanent job as manager of Manchester United, according to report inThe Guardiannewspaper.

Giggs understands the ethos of the club better than any living person save Ferguson himself, and as the most decorated player in the history of the Premier League will lead by example.

Sir Alex Ferguson found David Moyes’ Man Utd sacking ‘upsetting’

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#481859619 / gettyimages.com Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the way the club sacked his successor David Moyes was...

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Sir Alex Ferguson phoned Ryan Giggs during his first Man Utd training session

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#485750049 / gettyimages.com Ryan Giggs' first training session as Manchester United manager was reportedly interrupted by a call from Sir Alex...

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Rafa Benitez at Manchester United? Former Liverpool legend believes it could work!

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Rafa Benitez at Manchester United? Former Liverpool legend believes it could work! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has pushed for Rafa Benitez to be considered as a leading candidate for the top job at the currently rudderless Manchester United.

Evans: I grew up supporting Fergie’s teams

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Jonny Evans has talked about how it feels to be a Manchester United fan playing for the club.

Having first been spotted by United when he was 9-years-old and having a room covered in United posters, Evans talks about the responsibility he feels every time he wears the shirt.

"When you look back at the players who have represented Manchester United, some great players, that drives you to want to be mentioned in the same bracket," he told the official site.

David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat

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David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When the news was confirmed early on Tuesday morning that Manchester United boss David Moyes had been sacked, it sadly came as no surprise as the writing had been on the wall for a while. The champions had 27 fewer points than they did after 35 games last season.

Moyes had clear plans for the future

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Its official, David Moyes is no longer the manager of Manchester United. His spell lasted only two hundred and ninety five days.

Judging from Twitter and Facebook etc, I usually spoke for myself when I said I wanted him to stay and to be given more time. Despite this, I had always said he was never the right man for the job.

Fergie to help manager’s selection process

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Sir Alex Ferguson will have a say in deciding which manager should replace David Moyes at Old Trafford, after the former Everton manager was specifically appointed on his advice, only to fail miserably and being sacked just 10 months into his United career.

Since Moyes was relieved of his duties yesterday,two managers have already ruled themselves out of the running, with Pep Guardiola stating that he's determined to remain at Bayern Munich for at least another two seasons, while Jurgen Klopp, who would have been the perfect choice for United, has made clear he has no intentions of leaving Dortmund.

David Moyes’ ‘Chosen One’ Stretford End Banner May End Up In The National Football Museum

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By Chris Wright

Given that they probably won't be needing it around the place much any more, the 'The Chosen One' bannerwhich has been hung in the Stretford End at Old Trafford for the past ten months is to be taken down ahead of Manchester United's game against Norwich this coming Saturday, and itlooks like it may end up in the National Football Museum.

David Moyes – “The WRONG ONE” for Manchester United

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David Moyes "The WRONG ONE" for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It takes a big man to fill big boots, and in the final analysis, I guess David Moyes simply wasn't up to the job. Whether it's true in reality or not, Manchester United have this self-imposed image of a club furnished with a success built on attacking football.

Manchester United: David Moyes on the verge of getting the sack

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Manchester United: David Moyes on the verge of getting the sack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Twenty-six years of elegance, fame and prestige murdered in just eight months. Perhaps this is enough to sum up David Moyes' tumultuous reign at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson To Auction Off Impressive Wine Collection Estimated To Be Worth £3 Million

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By Chris Wright

In a bid to supplement his state pension, Sir Alex Ferguson is set to auction off thevast collection of vintage wines he assembled during his time at the helm of Manchester United no sniggering at the back please!

The extensive collection, which numbers approximately 5,000 bottles (some of which are signed by Fergie himself), is to be flogged at Christie's in May and isestimated to fetch around £3million according to its pre-sale valuation.

2014’s Manchester United: some notes

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Sir Alex Ferguson loves horses. He's also a metaphors man. (Probably.) So it's no surprise that he'd mentioned Devon Loch, both horse and metaphor, a few times in managerial career. Devon Loch is, for those that stumble upon something interesting and think "yeah, here's something I could use to introduce a piece of writing one day", the horse that crumbled under pressure.

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Troubled legacy of David Moyes lives on in form of disruptive Rooney

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Piers Barber FollowPierson Twitter David Moyes has been put out of his misery at Old Trafford, yet the legacy of his doomed ten months in charge look set to linger on at Manchester United for many...

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The Best Football Ads – featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo

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Football isn't always played on a length of grass, with eleven players, in a stadium full of packed supporters. Football, in the minds of us all, can be played on any surface, in any arena, and in a host of different ways.

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Why Germany Won the World Cup And Why They May Not Be Perfect

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Ten years. That's how long the German team, their head coach, and the entire backroom staff have worked – worked hard and determined, that is – to reach the ultimate goal: World Champions.

We have seen it before. In the late 1990s France began to dominate the European and World scenes. Then Spain took over.

It’s out with the old, in with the young for United

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On Monday, it'll be a year since Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of his last ever game at Old Trafford but the way things have unfolded this season one'd be forgiven for thinking that 10 years have passed by since that rainy May afternoon. United's catastrophic season simply refuses to end, the feel good factor generated by David Moyes' sacking and Ryan Giggs' first game in charge evaporated in less than a week, as United were their usual inept selves on Saturday.

Tony Pulis Has Built a Solid Foundation at Crystal Palace To Build Upon

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Tony Pulis' consultation with Sir Alex Ferguson about taking the Crystal Palace manager job reveals how difficult of a proposition it appeared to be at the time. But with 36 points in 23 matches since Pulis was named Eagles boss, the payoff has been enormous both in the continued growth of the Welshman's reputation in soccer circles as well as for the club who have maintained top-flight status for the first time in the Premier League era.

Hack on NYRB, previews, Union Academy gets first win at Generation adidas cup, more

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John Hackworth says NYRB are hungry and motivated and he is confident Union's errors can be fixed. Previews, power rankings, TOW lists, more news.