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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.

Ibrahimovic wins League Cup 2017 for Manchester United

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Manchester United won the English League Cup 2017 by downing Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, once again displayed his class by scoring twice in the final. Jose Mourinho delivered the first cup for United in his first season as manager. With his fourth League Cup triumph, he now joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough as the most successful manager

Manchester United v Liverpool in trophies – Which club has won more titles?

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It's arguably English football's fiercest rivalry. The tension whenever Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns is palpable. The rivalry between two of...

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SCHOLES EXCLUSIVE: I loved walking out at Old Trafford as a coach

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Paul Scholes had a reputation of shying away from the camera when he was a Manchester United player. Following Scholes' 500th game for United, where he scored in our 2-0 win over Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson laughed when he was asked whether Scholes would be following him for an interview.

Since retiring, Scholes has become a pundit for BT Sport and has beenvery critical of the managers that have followed Ferguson, particularly Louis van Gaal.

European heavyweights are struggling this season because of this Man Utd transfer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world’s best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League this season. In his first season for the Red Devils, he has racked up an impressive 15 goals so far this season in the league.

Ever since the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired from coaching, Manchester United has been in a transition period.

Mourinho: United is Ferguson’s club

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Jose Mourinho has talked about the support Sir Alex Ferguson has offered him since taking charge of Manchester United and before.

The support I feel is the support I've always felt with him, except when I was a direct competitor and playing against his teams. I always felt this kind of support.

Wayne Rooney and the art of scoring 250 goals

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It has taken him long, but eventually he did it at 31, Wayne Rooney became the all time record goalscorer for Manchester United, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton. With this achievement, Rooney has etched his name amidst the pantheons of the greats. 250 goals in 546 matches at 175 minutes per goal ratio is no mean feat.

Sir Alex claims Mourinho and United unlucky not to be challenging Chelsea for the title.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of how unlucky Jose Mourinho has been in his first season at Manchester United and claims that they would be challenging Chelsea for the title.

As with everything in life you can say "what-if?" but it doesn't hide the reality. The reality is that Manchester United are sitting FOURTEEN points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table with sixteen games to go and have a real fight on their hands to finish inside the top four.

Herrera: Fergie knocked Liverpool off their perch

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Before Manchester United won their first league title with Sir Alex Ferguson, we had seven league titles and Liverpool had 18. By the time he retired, it was 20-18 to us. Fergie famously said that his greatest achievement was knocking Liverpool off their f**king perch, and Ander Herrera has discussed that today.

Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team to extend their unbeaten run this weekend?

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What's the betting Antonio Conte will leave Sir Alex Ferguson to eat his words following another great win at the weekend? The former Manchester United boss didn't rate Chelsea as genuine Premier Leaguetitle challengers after the Red Devils' 4-0 humiliation at the Bridge last Sunday week. Ferguson gave Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham andhis old club as five realistic contenders but a fourth consecutive league win justifies Conte's warning not to write his team off so soon.

Robin van Persie – Sir Alex Ferguson’s final thrilling gift to Manchester United

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In Rio Ferdinand's autobiography #2Sides he tells the story of how Sir Alex Ferguson used to motivate his players. One day, during his final season at the club, Ferguson called a team meeting...

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‘I Might Still Be There If Sir Alex Didn’t Retire’ – Robin Van Persie Gets All Misty-Eyed About His Man Utd Exit

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This might prove to be difficult reading for some Arsenal fans of a sensitive disposition.

According to the man himself, there could well be a parallel universe in which Robin van Persie is still lining up for Manchester United, rather than against them.

With his Fenerbahce side in town for the Europa League tonight, Van Persieis returning toOld Trafford to face his former club for the first time sincehe left for Turkeyin the summer of 2015.

Jermaine Jenas Reveals He Turned Down ‘Weird’ Offer From Man Utd Before Joining Newcastle In 2002

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Jermaine Jenas has revealed that he turned down a 'weird'approach from Manchester United before he signed for Newcastle in the summer of 2002.

Having played his way up through the ranks and impressed during his debut senior season at hometown club Nottingham Forest, the Premier League vultures were circling as Uniteds Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle all expressed an interest in procuring the 18-year-old.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Opinion: Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

The Sorcerer & The Apprentice: how Zlatan may be the best thing to happen to Marcus Rashford

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Cynics may have scoffed earlier last week when José Mourinho announced that the anointment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the new King of Old Trafford was a “gift” to last season’s Prince, Marcus Rashford. And scoff they might: a cursory glance at José’s CV tells anyone who cares to look that he’s not exactly been a friend to young talent down years, despite his protestations to the contrary.

Bayern new star confirms Manchester United approach, says it was too late

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Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson talked to him about United's managerial job after his retirement, but it was "too late".

Ferguson stepped down from his post as the Red Devils manager after he guided United to their 20th league title in May 2013.

Rooney hoping Mourinho can have similar impact to Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is hoping Jose Mourinho can have a similar impact on his career to club’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was officially named as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May and has since won his first game in charge of the Old Trafford outfit in a 2-0 friendly victory over Wigan Atheltic earlier this month.

Wayne Rooney feeling the pressure at Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney has admitted that his starting place at Manchester United is under pressure following the arrival of big attacking names at the club.

Jose Mourinho has already signed attacking duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, alongside defender Eric Bailly since his appointment at the Old Trafford outfit in May.

Manchester United legend Ferguson reveals special player of this generation

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Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the “special player” of his generation.

The 31-year-old played a key role in helping the Spanish capital club win their second Champions League title in three years. Following that, he joined Portugal squad for the Euro 2016 and was instrumental in his side’s route to reach the final, where he lasted only for 25 minutes.

Ferguson backs Mourinho to let Ryan Giggs leave

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Jose Mourinho’s decision to not install club legend and former assistant Ryan Giggs in his backroom staff and allow the Welshman to ‘stand on his own feet’.

Man Utd announced Giggs’ departure on Saturday to bring an end to the former winger’s 29-year association with the club with the 42-year-old keen to pursue a managerial career elsewhere.

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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.

The Day I Met Paul Scholes

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They say you should never meet your heroes, for therein lies only disappointment. Sage advice, no doubt. So, when I was asked to go and interview Paul Scholes for Republik of Mancunia, did I heed it? No. I cleared my diary and told everyone I knew, and even a few people I didn't know.

The way you feel about some footballers can be difficult to put into words.

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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.

Fletch: Fergie used to spy on us using Twitter

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Darren Fletcher has spoken about how football is always changing and how Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledged he couldn't treat his last team at Manchester United the same way he treated players when he first started managing.

Sir Alex used to say he couldn't treat us like he used to treat his Aberdeen team simply because we were a different generation.

Rafa Benitez Wants To Be Like Sir Alex Ferguson

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A person who knows Rafa Benitez very well both professionally and personally is his biographer, Paco Lloret a sports journalist in Valencia. who came to know Rafa very well when he was at Valencia for three years from 2001. He wrote Rafa Benitezback in 2005 after Rafa had left Valencia for Liverpool and he [.