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Rio Better Than Chelsea’s Terry and Liverpool’s Carragher?

Rio Ferdinand is a player that I have taken several years to warm to, with the player’s change in attitude aiding my change in opinion. Whilst he has matured immensely in his time at United, his form has improved every season, which culminated in last season’s brilliantly reliable presence that he provided. Had Ronaldo not [...]

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Season Ticket Holder Andy Cole: I want Ronaldo To Stay

Andy Cole was a massive part of our incredible 1999 Treble winning team, scoring many important goals. The winner away to Juventus in the European Cup semi-finals, the equalisers at home to Arsenal and Leeds, as well as, most importantly, the goal that clinched us the title on the last day of the season, putting [...]

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“Leaving United Was The Best Thing I Ever Did”

“From playing under Sir Alex you learn high standards and ruthlessness is required at any level of management, more so at the top. I’m sure I’ll find that out,” said Paul Ince, the new Blackburn Rovers manager, today. Becoming the 4th player from the 1994 Double winning side at United to manage a Premiership team [...]

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What Does the Guvnor’s Appointment Say About Fergie?

Paul Ince had the potential to go down as one of the Old Trafford greats. He was cocky and cheeky but had the ability to back it up. The self-named Guvnor thought he was bigger and better than what United had to offer, so Fergie got rid, making £7 million on him in 1995. Ince [...]

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Robson, Cantona or Keane – Who Was Fergie’s Greatest?

In the 21+ years that Sir Alex Ferguson has been in charge of United, we’ve been blessed with some highly talented players. To pick a strongest United XI, even in just the Fergie era, is something that can never be agreed upon. Beckham instead of Ronaldo? Pick two from Hughes, Nistelrooy, Cantona, Cole, Yorke and [...]

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Pique: United Will Always Be In My Heart

Manchester United sold Gerard Pique back to his former club, Barcelona, this week, ending what was a rather disappointing time at United. Whilst Pique got to share in the joy of winning the league and European Cup double, he did so knowing he hadn’t really left his mark on the club this season. He scored [...]

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Kanchelskis: Let’s Stuff Chelsea Again

Andrei Kanchelskis was a top quality United player, bombing down the wing long before the days of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. With the cuff of his shirt in his hand, he provided goals for the likes of Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes. He was also capable of scoring the odd goal or two for [...]

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“Big Time Charlie” To United? You Having A Laugh??

Paul Ince was a player I loved as a lad. I loved his cocky nature, I loved his ability, I loved how he played, I loved his strength in the tackle, and like most lads in Manchester, I imitated his goal celebration moves that he carried out with Ryan Giggs. He appeared to love the [...]

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Alan Smith – What Were You Thinking?

I’m not quite sure how Alan Smith had imagined his return to Old Trafford. Maybe he thought Newcastle would hold their own away to the Champions, sticking together on the pitch after all the disruption off it. Maybe he thought he could get his first goal for Newcastle against his former club, and celebrate in [...]

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Smith: Was It Worth Upsetting Leeds? Definitely!

We sang his name over and over and over again that day at Villa Park. Three days earlier, we demolished Roma at Old Trafford, with Smithy scoring his first goal for us in seventeen months. He took it brilliantly, volleying in our second goal of the night, and celebrated like a man possessed. “The forgotten [...]

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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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Liverpool Guilt In Heinze Tapping Up Is Icing On The Cake

If Heinze’s move to the dippers had been cleared this summer, it would be a pretty humiliating situation for United. We’d made it known how much we loved the player, and to see him wearing the red of the scum week in week out would have been a lot to stomach. As soon as Heinze [...]

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The Truth Behind The Heinze Saga

Ferguson gets a lot of stick for selling on some of our best players. Despite the fact he always ends up proving people wrong (e.g. winning the league with an average of more than two goals a game the season following selling Ruud or buying Cristiano Ronaldo as the replacement for Beckham or winning the [...]

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Everything Is Perfect, eh Heinze?

Gabriel Heinze won the Old Trafford crowd over pretty easily. He has grit and determination, he makes that last ditch tackle and appears to love doing so. With the shrug of his shoulders and his cheeky grin, he made us fall for him. At the end of his first year, we voted him our Player [...]

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Soaring With Eagles

Since “You’ll never win anything with kids” backfired immensely on Alan Hansen, with the United kids going on to win the Double at the end of that season, and winning the unprecedented Treble a few years later, there has been an awful amount of pressure on United’s youth team players. Since that group of kids [...]

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