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Jose Mourinho: Quickest Manager To 400 Points

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With Chelsea's victory over Hull City on Saturday Jose Mourinho has set a record by becoming the manager to reach 400 Barclays Premier League points in the fewest matches.

The2-0 victory over Hulltook Mourinho's tally to 401 points, ensuring he broke the 400 barrier in just 174 Barclays Premier League matches, 17 fewer than his nearest rival, Sir Alex Ferguson.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on Moyes’ failure and plans to become a manager

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Louis Saha joined Everton in the summer of 2008 after struggling to maintain his fitness at Manchester United. As he was injured at the time of signing, Saha offered to train for free at Everton until he was available to play.

In an exclusive interview with The Republik of Mancunia on behalf of 888Sport.

Sir Alex wouldn’t have done that…Mike Phelan mocks Louis van Gaal’s spending at Man Utd

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From Spain: Ancelotti refused Manchester United offer Twice

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Carlo Ancelotti refused Manchester United offer in the summer

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has refused Manchester United offer, twice, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Marca.

Arsenal fan arrested for throwing red wine at Manchester United bench

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Of all the talking points from Manchester United's 2-1 win over Arsenal at the weekend, one of the most bizarre was a fan being arrested for throwing red wine at the United substitutes' bench.

The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

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Something very peculiar appears to have happened to Wayne Rooney. You may have noticed it during Manchester United's defeat at the Etihad, then again when England beat Slovenia at Wembley, only for the strange phenomenon to be repeated on Tuesday night, as England were victorious once again, against Scotland.

TOP FIVE: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United League Title Wins

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On the 6thNovember 1986, Alex Ferguson set about rebuilding Manchester United in his own image. We all know what happened next. For November's top five, in honour of its proximity to his anniversary, it seemed like it might be fun to pick out Fergie's five best league title wins.

NumberFive – "I Would Love it if we Beat Them": 1995/6

Newcastle United were a heck of a fun side under Kevin Keegan.

Moyes was unlucky at United

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Juan Mata has claimed that David Moyes failed at Manchester United because he was unlucky and that the Scotsman's work ethic will see him succeed at Real Sociedad.

Having been fired in April after just 10 months at Old Trafford, Moyes was today unveiled as the new Real Sociedad boss, after signing a 18-month deal with the Basque outfit, currently 15th in La Liga.

Derby Day Defeat

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Derby Day Defeat

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AC Milan star reveals Manchester United approach

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In an interview with French magazine L'Equipe, AC Milan midfielder Jérémy Ménez has admitted he received an approach from Manchester United.

The 27-year old midfielder admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring him to Old Trafford ten years ago.

Roy Keane tears into another former team mate

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Roy Keane was, without doubt, one of the most influential footballers Manchester United have ever employed not to mention one of the very best central midfielders in the history of football.

Since his acrimonious departure from Old Trafford however, Keane has found it startlingly easy to make comments about the club, Sir Alex Ferguson or his previous team mates.

Sir Alex Ferguson shares his views on David Moyes and Louis van Gaa

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Sir Alex Ferguson shares his views on David Moyes and Louis van Gaa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out to his critics who have claimed that the Scot left the club in 'ill health'. The legendary manager claims that it is an insult to perceive such ideas.

Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective

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Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented since Sir Alex Ferguson departed well over a year ago. Many argued that David Moyes did not get a fair crack at the job, spending a significant amount less than new manager Louis Van Gaal, however I argue that it is not the lack of spending that cost united it's the lack of fear teams now have since Fergie's departure.

Fergie: “Moyes’ wasn’t my fault”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissedsuggestions that he is partly responsiblefor Manchester United's decline, claimingit is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an "antiquated" club and insisting that he wasn't the only person responsible for theappointment of David Moyes.

Ferguson described as "nonsense" the suggestion that Moyes had inherited a team in decline, saying the problem for his successor was that he had found it "a massive jump" to move to Old Trafford and "hadn't realised just how big United is as a club.

Ferguson admits Moyes didn’t listen to his advice

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Ferguson admits Moyes didn't listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes's calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn't take much long for the fans to realise their "Chosen One" is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of handling a big club like Manchester United.

The player most deserving of a statue at Old Trafford will probably never get one

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Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club's rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law and Best celebrate together, a monument of glory from a now distant age.

Guardiola: I like United and can see myself there one day

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Pep Guardiola has brought out an autobiography where he reveals he could see himself managing Manchester United one day.

The book is written by his close friend and journalist Marti Perarnau, and Guardiola admits to taking a shine to the club when watching Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in 2011

Pep liked the setup at Säbener Strasse (Bayern's training facility) despite the fact it was smaller than Barça's training ground and had fewer technical facilities.

Understanding Roy Keane When You Never Got To See Him Play

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Whenever Roy Keane speaks, the world seems to stop and take notice. For a figure who is disregarded by many as a rash instigator, his opinion matters.

Yet, unlike experienced reporters or long-time supporters who witnessed and maybe even grew up with Keane, I never got to see him shine at the Theatre of Dreams.

Fergie: “I still hate when United lose to Liverpool”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he still hates to see United losing to Liverpool and Manchester City, an event which, courtesy of David Moyes, Fergie got to experience more often that he'd have bargained for last season.

In an exclusive interview with MUTVin an interview broadcast on Monday evening entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management, the former United manager admitted emotions still run high in him when United face their two main rivals.

Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and football legend Sir Alex Ferguson says his former side have bought well over the summer.

Quoted by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the former United manager said:

"When you are in this process you need quality and I think Manchester United hired well and has the right resources.

Serializations Clouding The Bigger Picture With Soccer Autobiographies

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Currently, in the United Kingdom the serialization of a top sporting figure's autobiography is gripping the media and the sporting world. It has drawn responses from all quarters and no one involved comes out of this sorry saga looking terribly good.

Of course I'm referring to the autobiography of former England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen but I could have well been talking about Roy Keane's latest tome.

What It’s Like Supporting Manchester United From Australia

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Supporting Manchester United as an Australian has been a difficult practice of late, given the club's downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years at the helm.

David Moyes infamously replaced the legendary Scot, and that is when the United shambles began.

Like in England and many other parts of the world, non-United supporters took this moment as the perfect opportunity to have a laugh at United, because of course they had no reason to laugh in the 27 years prior.

Watch Roy Keane Defend Himself Against “Sir Alex Ferguson’s Lies” [VIDEO]

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Speaking at the launch of his new book at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, Roy Keane expounded on the stories written in his autobiography and attempted to clarify some of the stories which have been run in the press.

Here's a collection of sound bites from Roy Keane's press conference today announcing the official sale of his new autobiography, Roy Keane: The Second Half:

"I have to defend myself against lies.

Fergie: LvG’s approach has been brilliant

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Following the disaster that was David Moyes, an appointment that Sir Alex Ferguson made, Louis van Gaal's approach to managing Manchester United has been very different to his predecessor.

Whilst the results haven't been fantastic yet, you can certainly see what Van Gaal's vision is, and some of the football that has been played at times has been fantastic.

Fergie Hails Brilliant Van Gaal

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I cannot recall former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson calling his hand-picked successor David Moyes "brilliant", but that is what he thinks of Louis van Gaal's reign at United so far.

Ferguson has been an interested onlooker as Van Gaal has gone about the task of rebuilding the squad he inherited from David Moyes in the summer.

Fergie backs LVG’s revolution

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Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Louis Van Gaal was right to "clear the decks" in the summer, as the Dutchman embarked on a much-needed revolutionthat saw the squad left behind by Fergie being almost completely overhauled.

Fergie had not spoken publicly about Van Gaal until now butspeaking to MUTV in a programme entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management which is due to air on Monday, he revealed that he's been favourably impressed by Van Gaal's determination to reshape the squad according to his vision.

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd overhaul

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Louis van Gaal has made a brilliant start to his Old Trafford career.

The Dutchman was appointed as the Red Devils' manager after sacking Ferguson's successor, David Moyes leave just 10 months into his six year contract.

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.

Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it

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Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

By now, you all have heard, read, and discussed about Roy Keane's second autobiography, The Second Half, which will be released on Thursday. Already we have got a glimpse of what to expectfrom the book; Keane has been heavily critical about Sir Alex Ferguson and some of his former team-mates.

Keane: “Fergie stitched me up”

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Roy Keane has reopened his war of words with Sir Alex Ferguson by giving a typically forthright version of the events that led to the Irishman leaving the club in 2005.

In his new biography, The Second Half, Keane claims that he felt stitched up by Fergie and Gill, who simply wanted to force him out of the club in the wake of an interviewed he had given to MUTV, in which he had criticised some younger players.

David Moyes deserves a shot at redemption

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Roy Keane Reveals Reasons Behind His Manchester United Departure

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has shed new light on the reasons behind his Old Trafford exit in 2005.

Rumors have circulated for years that Keane's departure from the club stemmed from a MUTV interview where the United midfielderinfamously blasted teammates Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Kieran Richardson and Alan Smith.

Roy Keane reveals why he left Manchester United

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"He is my best player. When you are talking about Manchester United 30 or 500 years from now, Roy Keane will be regarded as one of the greatest players ever at this club" Sir Alex Ferguson, 2005.

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Union look set to unveil Meulensteen

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In Football Manager, everyone knows the first thing you do is hire Rene Meulensteen. The Union waited a bit, but look set to sign Sir Alex Ferguson's ex-assistant nonetheless.

Delco Times beat reporter Matthew DeGeorge tweeted out last night that ex-Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen will be added to the Philadelphia Union payroll.

RvP: Fergie was furious with us even when we were 15 points clear

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In Rio Ferdinand's recent autobiography, he claimed the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson hit Robin van Persie harder than any of the other players.

The Dutchman has today confirmed what Rio said and talked of his admiration of our former manager.

Rio is a great guy. He talks a lot but there is some truth in that.

LvG: Exceptional circumstances drew me to touchline on derby day

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Like Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of his career, Louis van Gaal is rarely found on the touchline. He has today explained that he can't get his message across to his players during the game, especially thanks to the noise at Old Trafford, but exception circumstances following Chris Smalling's red card meant he was required to give instructions to his players.

Battle of the star galacticos

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The usual format for an article is to open with a witty introduction filled with crudely constructed similes and metaphors designed to distract the reader from what is unlikely to be the most interesting piece of sports journalism they will read this week. Sunday's match needs no introduction. This derby is massive.

Fergie: Moyes text me to ask had he lost his job

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Sir Alex Ferguson has updated his autobiography to include details of David Moyes' eight months in charge as his replacement.

Ferguson reveals that when the newspapers broke the story that Moyes was going to be sacked following the 2-0 defeat against Everton, he received a text from Moyes asking whether there was any truth to the rumours.