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Legendary Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in the Premier League

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On This Day In 1996: Newcastle Go 12 Points Clear And Kevin Keegan Loves It, LOVES It!

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A crowd of 36,543 saw Newcastle United beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 to go 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League on this day in 1996.

The Newcastle goalscorers on the night werePaul Kitson and Peter Beardsley, with Gudni Bergsson netting Bolton's consolation.

Under Kevin Keegan, Newcastle seemed to be swashbuckling their way to the title.

When Liverpool last won the league…

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Tottenham Hotspur's Gary Lineker was the division's top scorer.

Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, was the highest grossing film of the year.

Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was almost two months old.

"Call me" by Blondie was number one in the charts.

Manchester United's assistant manager, Ryan Giggs was yet to make his Manchester United debut.

Goo Goo G’Joob: Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Calls Sir Alex Ferguson The ‘John Lennon Of Football’ (Video)

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Sir Alex was the walrus

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is definitely quick with a joke and a light of your smoke, and he's never shy to throwan easily digestible quip or colloquialism in there either.

Ahead ofhis first ever game against Manchester United, Klopp was askedabout the spectre of Sir Alex Ferguson that continues to haunt Old Trafford.

Ronaldo: I was petrified of wearing #7 shirt at United

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Cristiano Ronaldo came second in the Ballon d'Or last night, losing out to Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has reflected on the beginnings of his career, when he signed for Manchester United and was given the number seven shirt by Sir Alex Ferguson.

When I arrived at Man United, I asked for 28 but the coach said no, you will wear 7.

Bernardeschi: I don’t regret turning down United

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Manchester United tried to sign Federico Bernardeschi in the summer of 2011 when he was still in Fiorentina's academy. His father convinced him that he was better off staying in Serie A.

Bernardeschi is 21 now and still plays for Fiorentina, but is being linked to United again. The youngster hopes to face United in the Europa League final this season, but has no regrets over turning Sir Alex Ferguson down.

Tweet: Man Utd celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson’s 74th birthday

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Happy birthday, Sir Alex Ferguson! #mufc pic.twitter.com/SPJPOTUNlV Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2015 Manchester United's...

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Lingard: I’ve always looked up to Giggs

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When Jesse Lingard was a youngster, Sir Alex Ferguson predicted that the player would break in to Manchester United's first team when he was 22-years-old, and that's exactly what he did. Lingard has made a bright start to his United career this season, and has revealed that he's hoping to follow in Ryan Giggs' footsteps.

Nani: Fergie could make us win with a single word

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Nani has spoken highly of Manchester United's former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming that nobody in the world can compare to him.

I think there is no one in the world who can be compared with Alex Ferguson. We know each other very well. We worked for six years together, but even one year is enough to understand how good a person and manager Ferguson is.

On This Day In 2006: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 2,000th Goal Of Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United Reign (Video)

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For almost an hour, Manchester United had found it hard to break Aston Villa down at Villa Park on this day back in December of 2006.

With Park Ji-Sung and Louis Saha deployed up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the stodgy 4-3-3 formation manager Alex Ferguson had opted for looked not to be working and he was preparing to bring Wayne Rooney on when the breakthrough came.

Ferguson could decide LVG future

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Sir Alex Ferguson will help Manchester United's board in deciding Louis Van Gaal's future and to choose the Dutchman's potential successor.

With the United manager increasingly under pressure, the board is said to be considering his future, particularly given Jose Mourinho is available after being fired by Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Blind Faith - Loyalty is very important, but it's not as important as Chelsea Football Club.

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Loyalty is an important trait in every walk of life and through loyalty positives things come. This same rule applies to football, Sir Alex Ferguson being the prime example. His early reign of Manchester United has always been rightfully glossed over because of what he has gone on to achieve, but nonetheless, it was the persistence of Martin Edwards (Chairman at the time) and the loyalty that he showed Ferguson which eventually paved the way for Manchester United to reach the extreme heights that they have in the last two decades.

Red Christmas

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The Promised Land: Manchester United's Historic Treble

From the Stars Sir Matt Busby & the Decline of Manchester United 1968-1974

Manchester's Finest: How the Munich air disaster broke the heart of a great city

Red Matters 50 Years Of Supporting Manchester United

This Is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius

Fergie Worried About Klopp And Liverpool

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits that he is worried about Liverpool now that Jurgen Klopp has taken over from Brendan Rodgers.

United are still above Liverpool in the league this season, but while Louis van Gaal's side is putting fans to sleep, Liverpool have impressed, bar defeats by Crystal Palace and Newcastle, since Klopp took charge 12 games ago.

Chelsea would be foolish to sack Mourinho, says ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Chelsea would be foolish to sack manager Jose Mourinho, despite their poor start to the...

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Ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson contacted new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to congratulate him on his start to life in the Premier...

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Fergie backs Neville to be a success

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Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Gary Neville to be a success in his new job as Valencia manager, adding the former United captain has everything it takes to make an excellent manager.

Neville was a surprise choice for the La Liga club, although Fergie believes Valencia have made the right choice by appointing the England coach, who has all the qualities a coach needs to succeed.

Gary Neville tipped for Valencia success by ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped his former player Gary Neville to be a success at Valencia. The former United...

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GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

Van Gaal “too selfish” for United

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Former Manchester United right-back Paul Parker has blamed Louis Van Gaal for scaring his players, accusing him of being too selfish for his side's own good.

The former Holland manager has come under intense scrutiny this season as his side have played utterly dire football for the majority of the campaign so far, with fans and media united in showing their discontent at the lack of entertainment that has characterised United this season.

Rio: United were boring under Fergie too

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There's no denying that the football on display from Manchester United this season has been very dull to watch.

We've been excellent at keeping the ball and preventing the opposition from scoring, but when it comes to creating chances and scoring, we haven't been good enough.

Still, on Saturday, United could go top of the league if we beat Leicester, having already climbed above the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal in the table.

Rio Ferdinand says Man Utd could be dull under Sir Alex Ferguson

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Rio Ferdinand has defended Louis van Gaal by saying that Manchester United could be dull under Sir Alex Ferguson too. The Dutch boss has come under...

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Rio: “There were times United were boring under Fergie”

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Rio Ferdinand has admitted that Manchester United were a pragmatic side under Sir Alex Ferguson, although they showed more ambition than the current team.

Speaking about the criticism Louis Van Gaal has received this season for what many perceive to be a too rigid and defensive brand of football, Ferdinand revealed United were more concerned with substance than style during Ferguson's final seasons, but were an altogether more ambitious side.

On This Day In 1992: Manchester United Sign Eric Cantona, Right After Fergie Takes A Bath…

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After a game against Leeds United in 1992, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson took the unusual step of joining his players in the team bath.

While soaking up the conversation he heard them waxing lyricalabout the abilities of Leeds striker Eric Cantona.

Sir Alex Ferguson on charm offensive to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man Utd

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Sir Alex Ferguson is on a charm offensive to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United, who remain the favourites to land the player if he...

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Lingard: I turned down Liverpool because my heart was at United

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Jesse Lingard has gone from strength to strength this season, just as Sir Alex Ferguson predicted, scoring his first goal for Manchester United against West Brom.

Lingard has reflected on the beginning of his time at United though, starting with when he turned down Liverpool to play for United.

Photo: Man Utd make boastful joke about Sir Alex Ferguson return for charity match

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Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s revealing interview on the Jonathan Ross Show [VIDEO]

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Cristiano Ronaldo appeared on the popular Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night in the United Kingdom, where he discussed his new film as well as his relationships with his son, family and girlfriends.

During the interview, CR7 also discusses other topics such as whether he may play for Manchester United again, the likelihood (or not) that he'll move to MLS for finish his career, and what his opinion is of English people.

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s revealing interview on the Jonathan Ross Show [VIDEO]

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Cristiano Ronaldo appeared on the popular Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night in the United Kingdom, where he discussed his new film as well as his relationships with his son, family and girlfriends.

During the interview, CR7 also discusses other topics such as whether he may play for Manchester United again, the likelihood (or not) that he'll move to MLS for finish his career, and what his opinion is of English people.

Ronaldo: Fergie better than Mourinho and Benitez

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Cristiano Ronaldo has again reiterated his feelings for Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming the former Manchester United manager is the best he has ever worked with. Ronaldo has played for the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and, currently, Rafa Benitez, but he insists Ferguson outshines them all.

David De Gea blames Van Gaal for Man Utd’s goalscoring problems

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Manchester United keeper David De Gea has question Louis Van Gaal's decision to sell the Mexican striker Javier Hernandez in the summer.

The Leverkusen striker was a fan favourite at Old Trafford and scored plenty of crucial goals under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Former player reveals Ferguson was helping United re-sign Ronaldo

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was planning on bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in the summer of 2013.

Real Madrid signed the Portuguese international in 2009 after the star forward enjoyed a successful spell in England, which was him win the Champions League as well.

Manchester United legend annoyed at leaving Old Trafford

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Patrice Evra has revealed he is annoyed for leaving Manchester United. The left-back left the Red Devils and joined Juventus in the summer of 2014.

He made a switch to Old Trafford from AS Monaco in the January transfer window of 2006.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss: Ferguson is the best manager ever

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Sunday's clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something. Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

The Rest

VIDEO: Did United deserve a penalty against Newcastle?

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Former Premier League referee David Elleray said the referee's interpretation depends on whether the hand or arm is in an "unnatural" position at the point of contact. "Referees look at two specifics did the hand or arm go towards the ball or in a manner which would block the ball, or is the hand in a position where it would not normally be?

Football Christmas Gift Guide: The good, the generous and the downright odd

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Kagawa: Fergie would go red he shouted so much at Rooney and Giggs

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Shinji Kagawa has reflected on the Sir Alex Ferguson "hairdryer", although admits he never really got much of a telling off, as the manager's anger was usually directed at the senior players.

Although I had heard about the [hairdryer] rumour before going to Manchester, I hadn't seen any managers shouting that hard.

TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

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Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle.

Not this month. This month it's different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of negativity and overly positionally disciplined football—except against Wolfsburg when that discipline might have come in handy.