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QUOTES: About Paul Scholes

QUOTES: About Paul Scholes

In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen — the most complete — is Scholes. I have spoken with Xabi Alonso about this many times. Scholes is a spectacular player who has everything. He can play the final pass, he can score, he is strong, he never gets [...]

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QUOTES: From Paul Scholes

All the young lads love the club and want to stay here. When you come from the area it means so much more. We know what Manchester United means to so many people and we all want to be there as long as we can. I have been here for nine years, since I left [...]

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Remembering George Best

Remembering George Best

There was a tiny, insignificant incident in one of the first matches I saw George Best play for Manchester United that has always haunted me, in some ways more than than the many moments of genius I witnessed in his brilliant subsequent career.It occured in March 1964 against Fulham as United were desperately trying to [...]

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VIDEO: Sir Matt Interview On His Best Side

This is an interview with Sir Matt Busby taken form 1973, two years after he had stopped being our manager after filling in after Wilf McGuinness was sacked.

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VIDEO: Bryan Robson’s Goals

Get well soon, Robbo. ———– Thanks to Ryan Donovan.

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West Ham v Manchester United in 1960: Was it more fun then?

West Ham v Manchester United in 1960: Was it more fun then?

At the time of the US War of Independence in the 1770s the British soldiers wore redcoats. That was so the blood wouldn’t show on their scarlet uniforms if they got wounded. For similar reasons the American rebels wore brown trousers. As we enter the decisive final weeks of the season, with injury-weakened Manchester United [...]

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Robbo: The Prognosis Is Good

Manchester United fans sang “there’s only one Bryan Robson” on repeat during the 1-0 victory over Bolton at the weekend. After it was announced that he has had an operation to rid him of throat cancer, the former United captain has received a lot of support and is hopeful for the future. “The prognosis is [...]

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Get Better Soon Robbo

Get Better Soon Robbo

A Manchester United club statement has today revealed that former captain and current ambassador, Bryan Robson, has throat cancer. “Bryan Robson underwent an operation to remove a tumour from his throat on March 3, 2011 in a hospital in Bangkok. The laboratory report revealed a cancerous tumour, which will need further treatment. The oncologist is [...]

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Gary Neville – One Of Us

Gary Neville – One Of Us

We love Gary Neville because he is one of us. All this phony hugging and high-fiving you see other teams do ahead of kick-off, the badge kissing, the promises of finishing a career at a club, the sulks, the agents and everything else involved in football these days made us appreciate Nev all the more. [...]

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When Eric Cantona turned Peace Maker, and my Kat saw the King, fifteen years ago

A year after Eric Cantona made his leap into history with his amazing kung-fu kick at Crystal Palace in January 1995 he still had an extraordinary hold on the public imagination. One of my colleagues at the BBC came into work soon after New Year in 1996 with her 7-year-old son who spotted a little [...]

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STATS: United Represented With Every Ballon d’Or Winner

STATS: United Represented With Every Ballon d’Or Winner

Every single player who has won the Ballon d’Or from the English league has played for Manchester United. Winners 1956: Stanley Matthews (Blackpool at the time) 1964: Denis Law 1966: Bobby Charlton 1968: George Best 2001: Michael Owen (Liverpool at the time) 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo Matthews was a war time guest player for United whilst [...]

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When Bobby Charlton silenced the Kop in the FA Cup

Liverpool 1 Man United 3, January 30, 1960 You’ve got to love the Scousers. When Liverpool were drawn at home to Manchester United in the 4th round of the FA Cup in January 1960 it was immediately declared an all-ticket match, naturally enough as United had already attracted the two largest league attendances of the [...]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas: Chelsea v United

‘Twas the night before Christmas: Chelsea v United

‘Twas the night before Christmas: Chelsea v Manchester United, 24 December 1960 I think I must have had a very deprived childhood. Unlike more privileged folk I never witnessed anyone pissing on the terraces at a football match. My grandfather did, when he saw men up from the Northumberland pit villages relieving themselves at Newcastle [...]

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Blackpool, Stanley Matthews and United’s ‘dwarf of football magic’

Blackpool, Stanley Matthews and United’s ‘dwarf of football magic’

In some ways the enjoyment of football is like seeking a perpetual return to the freedoms of childhood, with all its agonies and ecstasies. Perhaps that’s why I’m so pleased to see Blackpool FC back where they belong, in the top division, trying to play progressive, attractive football in the best traditions of the club, [...]

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Sir Alex: I Enjoyed Having A Cuppa With Sir Matt

Sir Alex: I Enjoyed Having A Cuppa With Sir Matt

When United play Chelsea in a few weeks time, Sir Alex Ferguson will be able to celebrate becoming the longest serving Manchester United manager. With 24 years, one month and 14 days in charge, Fergie will have been at the club for one day longer than Sir Matt Busby in both his stints with the [...]

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