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Paul Ince Is A ‘Good Manager’ Thanks To Ferguson

Danny Simpson has been loaned out to Blackburn Rovers this year, following a few first team appearances for United last season. His most impressive display came in our victory over Wigan, with Simpson assisting a Wayne Rooney goal. Competitions for places is rife at United at the moment, with Gary Neville, Wes Brown, and Rafael [...]

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What’s Pally Been Smoking?

We’ve heard quite a lot from our former defender, Gary Pallister, over recent weeks. It was only the other day he was praising United and insisting this wasn’t going to be Liverpool’s year. However, following our 0-0 draw with Villarreal, he’s come out with some rather odd comments, suggesting maybe he hasn’t been paying as [...]

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Pally: This Isn’t Liverpool’s Year

“This is our year,” Liverpool fans and players will be heard saying at the start of every season. This has been one of the first years where that talk has died down, from the more experienced players like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher at least, with them recognising they fall some way short of being [...]

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City vs Chelsea Supercedes Liverpool vs United?

“We’ve got Robinho! We’ve got Robinho!” the delirious Manchester City fans chanted to the Sky Sports News camera after news broke Robinho would be playing in City’s blue this season. There were times in the summer where it appeared inevitable that the Brazilian would be playing at Stamford Bridge this season, but following the takeover [...]

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Rossi Can’t Wait To Play Against Best Team In The World

Giuseppe Rossi is seen as ‘the one that got away’ considering the great expectations we had on him. Whilst securing a nice transfer fee of 6.7 million, the fans were keen to keep a hold of him. He has thrived at Villarreal, leaving us rather interested in supposed option we have to buy him back. [...]

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Gill: Why Frazier Wasn’t Sold And Saha Was

Gill: Why Frazier Wasn’t Sold And Saha Was

After possibly the most dramatic close of the transfer window ever, Manchester United finally landed their man, Dimitar Berbatov, and loaned out young striker, Frazier Campbell, in return. Hull were prepared to pay £7million for the 20-year-old, following the brilliant season he’s had with them, aiding their promotion to the Premiership. However, Sir Alex Ferguson turned [...]

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Keane Ready for Hughes’ City Battle

Roy Keane will be reunited with former team mate Mark Hughes at the Stadium of Light. Whilst the managers have faced each other before, this will be the first time Roy does so with Hughes as City manager. Following Keano’s “challenge” on Alf-Inge Haaland, he is set to be in for a rough reception. Whilst [...]

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Fergie’s Top 10 Summer Signings?

Following the difficulties in signing Dimitar Berbatov, The Sun has looked at Sir Alex Ferguson’s top 10 summer buys. ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to Paul Scholes, [...]

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Neville: United Out Of My System

Neville: United Out Of My System

“My brother always celebrates like that when we beat Liverpool,” said Phil Neville in January 2006. “It means a lot to him and I think people should just let it go.” Rio Ferdinand had just scored an injury time winner against Liverpool and Gary Neville had gone mental. Phil, who’d left United for Everton 5 [...]

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Hughes’ City Booed Already

Manchester City lost to FC Midtjylland last night. It really does make you wonder how we lost to this outfit at home and away last season. This side, who I imagine you’ve never heard of, were runners up in the Danish league last season. “Maybe they didn’t know the names of any single player in [...]

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Fail To Prepare…Prepare To Fail

Whilst some see Roy Keane as a violent, uncontrolled scumbag, he will forever remain as an inspirational, professional, dedicated winner to us. Keane always had the highest expectations since starting to play the game as a youngster. When he broke in to the Nottingham Forest side, before joining United, he was left amazed by the [...]

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Introducing Coton’s Replacement… Pinched From Ince

Last week I reported on the likelihood of Eric Steele, the recently employed Blackburn goalkeeping coach. Mark Hughes had his own man for the job, Kevin Hitchcock, when he took at the position at Manchester City, meaning that Steele joined Paul Ince at Blackburn less than a month ago. Obviously United moved too slowly and [...]

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Simpson To Blackburn: Great Experience Or United Exposed?

Danny Simpson will be joining Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan, following previous stints at Sunderland, Ipswich and Royal Antwerp. Just as Tom Heaton and Febian Brandy have secured temporary moves away, to Cardiff and Swansea respectively, Simpson will be starting 2008-2009 with Paul Ince’s men down the road. Whilst loan time away usually provides [...]

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“Where Will All The Goals Come From?” Ruud… now Ronaldo

United had just finished second in the Premiership and won the League Cup. It was our most successful season since winning the title in 2003, and whilst still some way off our high expectations, at least we could finally believe we were getting there. However, our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, was certainly on the [...]

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Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith quickly won over the Old Trafford crowd, despite his Leeds United roots. In fact, it was probably the fact that he had grown up loving Leeds, yet was able to play his heart out for us, that warmed us to him. See, we all remembered Smithy as that Leedscum youngster who came to [...]

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