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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

With last month seeing the release of “Made in Manchester“, an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United’s best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United’s [...]

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Beckham: Fergie brought me to the club I loved

David Beckham has claimed there is no long-standing feud with Sir Alex Ferguson, with the former United player insisting he has nothing but respect for the legendary United manager. We get on. It was made worse than it actually was. He was a father figure for me for so many years. He brought me to [...]

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VIDEO: David Beckham in his Preston days

VIDEO: David Beckham in his Preston days

David Beckham is arguably the most high profile footballer in the world after playing for the biggest clubs in several countries and two continents. Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, AC Milan in Italy, PSG in France and LA Galaxy in USA. However, long before he was a household name, Beckham spent a [...]

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PICTURE: Former United player posts picture of first game as a kid with Beckham

PICTURE: Former United player posts picture of first game as a kid with Beckham

Mats Moller Daehli posted a picture to his Instagram account of his first football game. He was born in Oslo but lived in London for two years after his father, a football journalist, moved to England for work. He returned to Norway and played for Lyn but was spotted by Manchester United when he was [...]

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Van Persie out for 6 weeks?

In David Moyes’ press conference yesterday he confirmed that Robin van Persie had returned to Holland to work on his thigh injury. Last night on Twitter, someone edited a journalists tweet to say that Van Persie could be out until March, and this rumour quickly spread. Some of the papers this morning are now suggesting, [...]

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Best United goals under Fergie

United managed 2,762 goals under Sir Alex Ferguson, roughly two scored for every one conceded.  Everyone will have their favourites of the Ferguson era. Sometimes it’s about context – Solskjaer’s winner in the 1999 Champions League Final and the Mark Hughes volley against Oldham that saved the double spring to mind. Other times it’s about pure [...]

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Fergie: Beckham should have stayed at United or Madrid

Fergie: Beckham should have stayed at United or Madrid

Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of David Beckham, despite noting a change in the player’s priorities once he married Posh Spice. “He is an amazing boy,” Ferguson said. “I mean how he has created himself. He’s an icon for young people. He’s fantastic, a wonderful boy. He always had a lovely smile, you [...]

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Is David Beckham a Manchester United Legend?

Is David Beckham a Manchester United Legend?

At some football clubs it’s not that difficult to be remembered by the fans as a “legend”. For one club, it might be someone who has scored a lot of goals, for another it might be someone who is half decent and rejected offers from other clubs, at another it might be the person who [...]

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TRANSCRIPT: GNev interviews Beckham after retirement announcement

TRANSCRIPT: GNev interviews Beckham after retirement announcement

Gary Neville: You’ve just announced your retirement. Why now? David Beckham: I think over the years when I’ve seen players retire, when you ask them about it, they always say ‘you’ll know when you’re ready’. And I think I know when I’m ready. I think I’m ready. Obviously it’s a difficult decision because I still [...]

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“Beckham was desperate for #7 shirt after Cantona”

“Beckham was desperate for #7 shirt after Cantona”

Albert Morgan has reflected on the impact Eric Cantona had on the club, particularly the youngsters that were coming through the ranks, with the likes of Scholes, Beckham, Butt and the Nevilles sharing his dedication to hard work and improvement. “He was a big influence on the other lads because he was the first one [...]

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Becks: Fergie Makes You A Part Of The United Family

Becks: Fergie Makes You A Part Of The United Family

On the day that the club have unveiled a statue to celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25th year in charge last November, David Beckham has spoken fondly about his former manager. “He’s been so successful because he’s passionate about Manchester United and he’s a born winner,” said Beckham. “He knows how to win games, how to [...]

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Giggs Takes Beckham’s Team GB Place

Stuart Pearce has named Micah Richards, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs as the three over-23 players in the 18-man squad for Team GB at the Olympics. David Beckham, who was part of the team that helped secure the London Olympic bid, has missed out. “Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger [...]

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When They Were 25…

When They Were 25…

Red News celebrated its 25th anniversary this month, which is quite an incredible feat, and Sir Alex Ferguson wrote a letter to them to mark the occasion. As part of the special edition of the fanzine, I wrote an article looking at some well known Manchester United players in their 25th year… Roy Keane – [...]

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Becks: Ole Could Be Next United Manager

Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success with Molde last night, David Beckham has offered his former team mate his congratulations. “Congratulations to him,” said Beckham. “He’s such a great guy. He was a great player but an even better person. It couldn’t have happened to a better person. He’s a gentleman and was one of the [...]

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Becks: No Club Can Repeat 1999

With David Beckham’s contract with LA Galaxy coming to an end the midfielder has been linked with a move back to Europe. Having already played in England, Spain and Italy, French side PSG are the latest team to show an interest. However, when he has finished playing, he claims he would like to turn to [...]

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