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Goin’ on up to the spirit in the sky

Goin’ on up to the spirit in the sky

Today marks the 10th anniversary of George Best passing away.

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Heroes

Heroes

People love a hero. Throughout history, we have put various figures on pedestals. We have erected statues of warriors of old, gathered in our thousands to watch great musicians perform their art, created fantastical worlds of men and women who possess wondrous superpowers. As for football, the innumerable heroes it continually unearths is one of [...]

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Mata’s all time United XI – Cantona, Ronaldo and Best all feature

Mata’s all time United XI – Cantona, Ronaldo and Best all feature

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel “He was a very important player of the Manchester United era and they won a lot of trophies with him in the goal.” Defence: Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra “All of them they were playing together for a long time and they were very successful at the club. They’re strong, [...]

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PICTURE: Fergie watches United on tour training

PICTURE: Fergie watches United on tour training

Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson and Lou Macari were on the sidelines watching the players in training.

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VIDEO: George Best’s goal for San Jose Earthquakes

VIDEO: George Best’s goal for San Jose Earthquakes

George Best signed for San Jose Earthquakes when he was 34, six years after leaving United. He spent two years there, scoring 21 goals in 56 appearances, including the goal above.

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VIDEO: United Legends 4-2 Bayern Munich Legends

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VIDEO: United become European champions in 1968

Manchester United became the first English club to be crowned champions of Europe 47 years ago today.

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16 years ago today…

16 years ago today, Manchester United won the Treble, after beating Bayern Munich with two goals in injury time.

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Norman Whiteside on Di Maria, Big Ron, George Best comparisons and his favourite goal

Norman Whiteside signed for Manchester United when he was a teenager after being spotted by United scout Bob Bishop, the same man who unearthed George Best. He spent eleven years at the club, winning two FA Cups and scoring in both finals, before moving on to Everton. He has written two books about his time [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

February 19th 1910 saw the curtain rise on the new Old Trafford home, a venue considered the most modern in the land, with tip up seats and a playing surface akin to a billiard table. The setting was perfect. The result was certainly not. As on the previous Saturday, United shared seven goals with their [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

So, A. Turnbull was now on the Manchester United pay-role, making his debut in red, along with his former blue team mates, against, ironically enough – Aston Villa and he ran out behind captain Charlie Roberts to a rapturous welcome from around forty thousand supporters. The pitch, however, wasn’t as welcoming as the fans, as [...]

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Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

Sandy Turnbull’s story I: From City to United

The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn’t a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was it the more familiar, much loved environs of the [...]

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United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 2 (#AskALegend Winner!)

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 2 (#AskALegend Winner!)

Day 2 …. Everything I wrote about yesterday (See HERE) was fantastic but hands down the highlight of Saturday for me was of course meeting the lads representing the Manchester United Foundation. After the game with the FC Bayern Legends all of the players made their way to the mix zone and took time talking [...]

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United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 1

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 1

First off a big thank you to everyone at FC Bayern and Allianz Football who made the FCBday#1 an incredibly special day. As an Allianz employee here myself in the UK I was expecting it to be a tremendous event, however I wasn’t quite ready for the real once in a lifetime experience I had [...]

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