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Was He United’s All Time Greatest Striker?

Was He United’s All Time Greatest Striker?

When United fans are asked to name the all time greatest striker at the club, players like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke or Eric Cantona might spring to mind. You ask an older fan and you might find Denis Law, Jack Rowley or Stan Pearson get in to the short list. [...]

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Pressure To Win CL For Babes

Fifty years ago today, eight Manchester United players lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster. The young lads were returning from their successful quarter final in the European Cup, stopping in Munich to refuel. The plane attempted take off three times before crashing, taking the lives of 23 people. United were in a rush [...]

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Edwards Statue In United Shirt – Appropriate?

In Duncan Edwards’ home town of Dudley, a statue of the United legend was erected in 1999, which was unveiled by his mother and Sir Bobby Charlton. For those who watched Edwards play, he is the greatest ever, and he is in the thoughts of many with the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster falling [...]

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50 Years On – United Due Their Third European Cup?

Sir Alex Ferguson is happy to admit that the European Cup is his driving ambition, feeling just the one he has won doesn’t reflect fairly the quality of the teams he has created over the years with United. United won the Champions League in 1999 with two goals in injury time, on what would have [...]

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Fergie Changes His Mind On Beckham’s England Spot

Sir Alex Ferguson has long been blamed for David Beckham’s decision to leave Manchester United. The fact that Becks spent 18 months renegotiating his contract, unhappy with with the deal he was offered on image rights, to stay at the club he’d loved since he was a lad, is often forgotten. The writing was on [...]

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Best? Ronaldo? Charlton? Cantona? Who Is The Greatest Ever United Player?

Manchester United fans have been lucky enough to see many great players over the years, who’d all rank highly amongst the greatest ever players in the World. With Ronaldo approaching George Best’s record for most goals scored by a winger at the club, the topic of who is the greatest of all time has arisen [...]

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Oh Bryan Robson Is Still A Manc

Manchester City bombed out of the FA Cup earlier this evening, after losing 2-1 away to Sheffield United. Bryan Robson was critical of his team following their defeat to rivals Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, leading fans to be rather more critical off him. On the radio before the FA Cup game today, several Sheffield United [...]

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Another Red To Sunderland – Does Keano Have What It Takes?

Phil Bardsley has joined the long list of ex-Reds at Roy Keane’s Sunderland today, for a fee which could be worth £2 million. I know I’m not alone in feeling regretful over saying farewell to the Salford lad, who a couple of years ago looked to be the man to replace Gary Neville, in playing [...]

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Ronaldo: I Don’t Care About Best’s Record

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best player in England the second best in Europe last season, following a season where he scored 23 goals and assisted 20, in 53 appearances. The boy was on fire, aided by the motivation the booing and jeering opposition gave him, and blew the Premiership apart. Could Ronaldo improve on [...]

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Busby Babes Tribute Up At Old Trafford

With the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air disaster approaching, Manchester United have plastered a picture of the Babes to the outside of the East Stand. The words to the Calypso song are placed alongside the photograph. United have already announced that they will be wearing a 1950′s styled kit when they play City on [...]

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Essien: Roy Keane Is My Hero

“It is tedious to lose one of the best players in Europe but he has not left yet,” said Jean-Michel Aulus, the Lyon president. “We can still find a compromise so that he only leaves next year. Chelsea will have to show themselves to be very persuasive for us to let him leave. Manchester United [...]

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Ronaldo Is New Best Or Cantona?

Cristiano Ronaldo is well loved by the United faithful thanks to his blinding ability, match winning skills, and as much as anything, the hatred the rest of the country feels towards him. The more they all boo, the more we cheer, and seemingly, the more Ronaldo scores. In all competitions, he’s bagged nineteen goals in [...]

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After Cantona and Keane, Captain Rooney is Obvious

It’s been a while since I’ve had a “favourite player”. By favourite, I mean the player who you defend until you’re blue in the face (regardless of their wrong doings), the player you could watch for hours on end, the player you admire and brag about in equal amounts. It seems a pretty childish thing [...]

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Ole’s Confidence Growing

It was a moving moment when Solskjaer walked on the pitch to say goodbye prior to kick off against Sunderland. He is adored by all at Old Trafford and has played a significant role in putting United in to the history books time and again. Of course his injury time winner against Bayern Munich in [...]

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34 Years and Counting… The Legend Sir Bobby Charlton

1 World Cup: 1966 3 League Titles: 1957, 1965, 1967 1 European Cup: 1968 1 FA Cup: 1963 1 European Footballer of the Year: 1966 1 Football Writers Association Player of the Year: 1966 International career: 106 caps (two players in history have more caps for England), 49 goals (highest ever goalscorer for England). Only [...]

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