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Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Amidst all the insanity of the summer transfer-window, a football season broke out. For a little while Manchester United fans were, if not happy, at least relatively content. Wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, while not particularly thrilling, offered signs of progress. All the while, however, the threat of further madness bubbled away just [...]

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Cantona: I prefer United to City and Chelsea because they develop youth

Eric Cantona has claimed that he prefers clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona, who can afford to buy the best players in the world, but who also put time and effort in to developing youth players. Louis van Gaal has given debuts to seven academy players this season, while City don’t play any of their [...]

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Cantona: United are the kings of Manchester

Eric Cantona watched the Manchester derby on Sunday and was pleased to see his former club win the match and announce themselves as ‘kings of the city’. I was proud and very glad. It’s good because now they are the kings of the city. The two clubs are two of the best clubs in England, [...]

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TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

Manchester United’s best ever late goal is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be included in any top five list. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won us the treble and none of us who were old enough to enjoy it will ever get an experience from following United to top that. However, after Daley Blind kept [...]

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VIDEO: Eric Cantona on Charlie Hebdo attacks and reaction

Eric Cantona has spoken at length about his opinion on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the unfair negative reaction to Muslims as a result. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles [...]

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VIDEO: Ferguson – Cantona was different

Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to Clare Balding as part of a BT Sport Christmas Day double-bill of ‘Clare Balding Meets’ which features exclusive interviews with Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho. Watch the full interviews on BT Sport 1 from 3.30pm on December 25th. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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Why are the press linking Cantona masks to fan’s death?

This morning, ahead of United’s game against Crystal Palace, Phil Neville posted a picture of Eric Cantona on Instagram. What’s the link? Cantona attacked a Palace fan who verbally abused him, calling him a “motherfucker” and telling him to “fuck off back to France”. Turns out Simmons had been on BNP and National Front rallies, [...]

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Crystal Palace ban Cantona masks

Crystal Palace ban Cantona masks

Selhurst Park, 25 January 1995, 9.00pm. The moment one of the most shocking events on an English football pitch was witnessed, as Eric Cantona hurled himself in to the crowd to karate kick a fan. Cantona had been sent off and Matthew Simmons, a member of the National Front, came forward 11 rows to shout [...]

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TOP 5: Manchester United non-summer signings

As Manchester United hurtle towards the end of the winter transfer window without a single signing, fans can count themselves lucky that the club have once again avoided the pitfalls of the break. The risks are obvious: there’s no value in the market, none of the players United want are available, and it’s hard to [...]

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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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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Best XI

If Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it’s that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores. Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels [...]

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TOP 5: Eric Cantona Goals

TOP 5: Eric Cantona Goals

It doesn’t need a complicated introduction, so it isn’t going to get one. Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United 11 May 1996 Liverpool Football Club are a special football club. They used to be undeniably one of the greatest clubs around and produced some of the greatest sides in English and European football history. The reason they [...]

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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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“Cantona used to play dominos with the old men in the local”

“Cantona used to play dominos with the old men in the local”

Manchester United’s kitman, Albert Morgan, mush have more than his fair share of stories to tell about our club and players, having joined the club in 1996. Albert has reflected on one of our greatest ever players, Eric Cantona, and can sum up the great man in one word. “Iconic,” he said. “There will never [...]

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