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Di Maria: Things didn’t go the way I expected at United

Di Maria: Things didn’t go the way I expected at United

After a bright start to life at Manchester United, Angel Di Maria’s form quickly dropped off, and when he stupidly got himself sent off in the FA Cup game against Arsenal for pulling the referee’s shirt, he lost his place in the first team. In the summer, Di Maria refused to join up with the [...]

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Vidic: We beat Chelsea in ‘the United way’

Vidic: We beat Chelsea in ‘the United way’

Nemanja Vidic, who joined Manchester United from Spartak Moscow in 2006, has reflected on the best day of his career, when we beat Chelsea to win the Champions League in 2008. Moscow was the highlight of my career. To win the European Cup in a city where I’d lived, in the stadium where I played [...]

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Bournemouth player faces United for first time since his exit

Bournemouth player faces United for first time since his exit

Joshua King will play against Manchester United this afternoon for the first time since leaving the club in 2013, when he made his loan move to Blackburn permanent. After two seasons there, he rejected an offer to extend his contract, and signed for Bourenmouth. King joined United from Valerenga in Norway, after turning down offers [...]

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Bebe: I thought United move was a joke

When Manchester United signed Bebe for over £7 million, we could hardly believe. He was totally unknown and was playing in Portugal’s second division. Months before United bought him, he had been offered around Europe’s clubs for £125,000, but nobody was interested. Bebe has reflected on the transfer, now that he is playing for Rayo [...]

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Pique: I was happy at United

Gerard Pique has reflected on his time at Manchester United, when he barely played thanks to the form and fitness of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. When I was there Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Roy Keane. We won the Champions League in 2008. We won the league. It was a really, really [...]

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Tevez: My time at United was wonderful

In Carlos Tevez’s two seasons at Manchester United, he won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the League Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. When I first got to West Ham it was bad because they threw me in London and I didn’t know what to do. At West Ham, I followed Mascherano [...]

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Di Maria failing to impress in Paris

Di Maria failing to impress in Paris

“When will it click?” It’s disappointing to hear that Angel Di Maria is a flop in France too…

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Why is Raiola lying about Ferguson and Pogba?

Why is Raiola lying about Ferguson and Pogba?

Sir Alex Ferguson has been critical of agent Mino Raiola in his recent book. Ferguson said that he instantly disliked Raiola, Paul Pogba’s agent. I distrusted him from the moment I met him. He became Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent while he was playing for Ajax, and eventually he would end up representing Pogba, who was only [...]

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Van Persie: I’m not happy in Turkey

Van Persie: I’m not happy in Turkey

Robin van Persie left Manchester United for Fenerbahce this summer after failing to impress Louis van Gaal last season. Since arriving in Turkey, he has spent most of the season on the bench, and has played 90 minutes on just one occasion. Van Persie came off the bench in his team’s victory over Bursaspor on [...]

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Fletch: I was so excited when Evans signed

Fletch: I was so excited when Evans signed

Darren Fletcher left Manchester United in January after failing to nail down a place in Louis van Gaal’s starting XI. He joined West Brom and was named their captain. Another former youth team product, Jonny Evans, followed Fletch to the Midlands’ club this summer, much to Fletcher’s delight. Jonny is a fantastic signing. I was [...]

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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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Van Nistelrooy: I’ll always support United

Van Nistelrooy: I’ll always support United

Ruud van Nistelrooy has conceded that he will always follow Manchester United, after keeping a keen eye on the club since he left in 2006. Of course, it’s impossible not to [watch United] for me. I’ve followed them ever since [I left] and I am interested now to see them back in the Champions League [...]

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Bombs and bungs: The story of Andrei Kanchelskis’ United exit

Bombs and bungs: The story of Andrei Kanchelskis’ United exit

Andrei Kanchelskis is a Manchester United cult hero. The Ukrainian winger played a huge part in United’s marvellous mid nineties team – Ferguson’s first great United side. Alongside Giggs, Cantona, Hughes, Ince and the rest, Kanchelskis lightening quick, direct performances down the right flank ensured his place in United folklore. He even scored a derby [...]

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Milne passes away

Milne passes away

It has been confirmed this evening that former Manchester United player, Ralphie Milne, passed away. News emerged yesterday that he was in a “critical” condition in hospital, suffering from liver problems. He was only 54. Sir Alex Ferguson signed Milne from Bristol in 1988 but our former manager later claimed he was his worst ever [...]

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Higginbotham: I could only ever have been a Red

Higginbotham: I could only ever have been a Red

“I could only have been a red,” he said. “All my family were reds, so there was no way you could be a blue. I was at City as a youngster, from the age of nine. We were playing in a inter-league game and Brian Kidd pulled my dad to one side and said ‘what [...]

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