Sir Alex Ferguson

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Jamie Jackson interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (8.17.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Jamie Jackson, author of the new book 'A Season in the Red: Managing Man UTD in the shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson.'

During the interview, Nate Abaurrea asks The Guardian journalist about several topics including Sir Alex to Taxi Driver, Pep Guardiola to Nottingham Forest and more.

Manchester United and the Discourse of Shadows

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During the title-winning season of Sir Alex Ferguson, commentators used the phrase "smash-and-grab" with abandon. Basically, Manchester United would go to an away game, play so so, grab a goal on a counter, and hang on for the win. Oftentimes, these victories owed more to luck (and goalposts) than any tactical acumen or physical superiority.

Rafael – ‘I know Van Gaal’s history, he dislikes Brazilians’

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Rafael 'I know Van Gaal's history, he dislikes Brazilians' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United right back Rafael has finally spoken about his time at Manchester United.

The Brazilian completed a permanent move to Lyonthis summer and reflected on his time at Old Trafford, under three different managers.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Aston Villa fan on Cleverley, Tim Sherwood and selling Benteke

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With the 2015-16 Premier League starting at the weekend, RoM has spoken to rival fans about the season ahead. Damian Dugdale from The Villa Blog shares his thoughts.

Scott: How did Villa do in 2014-15?

Damian: We survived relegation by one place. It was horrible and very close to a tragedy.

Rafael says goodbye to United

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Rafael is set to bring his eight-year career at Manchester United to an end as heis on the verge of completing a move to Olympique Lyon.

In a message posted on Twitter late this afternoon, the Brazilian has expressed his gratitude to the club and the fans for the support during his career.

Journo insight: The difference between Fergie, Moyes and LvG press conferences

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For the RoM 2015-16 preview, several of the country's top journalists answered questions on Manchester United.

Buy the preview before Wednesday and you will automatically be entered in to a competition to win a free tour of Old Trafford and visit to the museum.

Mike Keegan, The Daily Mail, @mikekeegan_dm

There's a huge frustration at the lack of time we get with him which tells you a lot.

Louis van Gaal’s ruthless approach just like Sir Alex Ferguson, says Man Utd icon

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Louis van Gaal's ruthless approach to ditching big name players has the hallmarks of Sir Alex Ferguson, according to club icon Bryan Robson....

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Will Manchester United be genuine title challengers next season?

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Will Manchester United be genuine title challengers next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looks like the master has taken a leaf out of his pupil's book this summer. Following the footsteps of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea last year, Louis van Gaal has looked to address Manchester United's problems from the last campaign nice and early.

Long-serving Manchester United defender set for exit

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Long-serving Manchester United defender set for exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is close to the exit door at Old Trafford, according to a report in The Guardian today. The most likely destination for the Northern Irishman is Everton, with the transfer fee being close to£8 million.

Goodbye RVP – Perhaps Not A MUFC Legend, But The Stuff Of Legend

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As the dust settled on Old Trafford's recent flurry of transfer activity, among the excitement and fanfare of the arrivals of Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin and Darmian as well as the commotion of the team setting off on their pre-season tour, Robin van Persie said his goodbyes and readied himself to board a plane of his own.

Sir Alex Ferguson vs LvG – Manchester United’s change in transfer policy

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Sir Alex Ferguson vs LvG Manchester United's change in transfer policy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United completed a hat-trick of transfersworth more than £50m in the space of three days. Italian defender Matteo Darmian signed afour year contract with the option of a fifth season, after completing his£12.

Sir Alex Ferguson glosses over his failure with ex-Man Utd player Paul Pogba

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Sir Alex Ferguson has glossed over his failure with Paul Pogba at Manchester United. The Scot famously failed to hand the promising midfielder enough...

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Fergie: I still love watching United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has told the club's official site that he doesn't miss the stress of signing new players but that he still loves watching United play.

Absolutely! I don't have to worry about that any more. But you never lose your interest in Manchester United, there's always going to be that attraction.

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 ready to leave club in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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 reveals legendary striker convinced him to reject Manchester United and join Blues - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

Nicky Butt

Nicky Butt Exclusive: Giggs has taught Van Gaal all about United

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The players in the Class of 92 have had a dream career. They came up through the ranks at the club they supported, the biggest in England, and were trusted by the greatest manager there ever was, Sir Alex Ferguson, from a very young age. They proved the doubters wrong, winning title after title, trophy after trophy, before the climax of it all, when they won the unprecedented Treble.

PICTURE: Fergie watches United on tour training

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Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson and Lou Macari were on the sidelines watching the players in training.




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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.

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.

The Rest

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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