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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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Evra Paid For, Thanks Kieran, Now Fuck Off

Many Manchester United fans adopted Sunderland as their “2nd team” when hero Roy Keane took over at the North East club. For all the sacrifice and hard work, for all the tackles and goals, for all the spirit and passion, Keano embodied what it meant to be a United player, and we all loved him [...]

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History Repeats For Number 7?

I remember vividly the overwhelming feeling of utter disappointment in June 1998 when the referee pulled out the red card, sending David Beckham off against Argentina just after the second half had begun. Disappointment for England, sure, but disappointment for Beckham, who was the hero of 15 year old me. Disappointment for knowing that our [...]

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Can Manchester United Score? They always score

When looking at United this season, you would think the last thing we had to complain about was our strikeforce. The team has scored 63 goals in all competitions this season, which amounts to 32 games. An average of just under 2 goals a game is more than impressive, and it speaks volumes we’ve achieved [...]

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