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Cole: I wish I stayed at United

Cole: I wish I stayed at United

The news that we had signed Robin van Persie last summer took me back to almost 20 years ago when I found we’d bought Andy Cole. Having scored 41 goals in 45 games the season before for Newcastle and 15 goals in 27 games by January of 1994-1995, he was the most exciting striker in [...]

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Keep Calm and Pass Him the Ball: Dimitar Berbatov, a retrospective

Keep Calm and Pass Him the Ball: Dimitar Berbatov, a retrospective

It was approaching 11:30pm on Monday 22nd April 2013 BFR. (Before Fergie Retired). The pubs – The Trafford, Sam Platts, The Tollgate – had been cleared and staff were starting the long, hard clean-up operation. The last, straggling cars in the many unofficial car parks surrounding Old Trafford were gunning their engines, preparing to leave. [...]

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Brian Greenhoff sadly passes away

Brian Greenhoff sadly passes away

It has been confirmed that former Manchester United player, Brian Greenhoff, has sadly passed away at his home in Rochdale. Police were called to Brian’s address this morning following reports of a sudden death as a matter of procedure and the case has now been passed to the coroner. He was only 60-years-old. Greenhoff joined [...]

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PICTURE: A brilliant Owen moment (not the derby!)

PICTURE: A brilliant Owen moment (not the derby!)

As expected, many fans didn’t warm to Michael Owen during his three seasons at Manchester United. Still, thanks to that late winner against City, in one of the best derbies ever, Owen’s name is in our history books. Yesterday he announced he would be retiring at the end of the season and so it’s probably [...]

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Remembering John Denis Downie

Remembering John Denis Downie

John Denis Downie joined Manchester United from Bradford Park Avenue in 1949 for £18,000, making him our most expensive player, when he was 23-years-old. Sir Matt Busby gave him his début on March 5th against Charlton Athletic, when he scored the first goal in a 3-2 win, and he went on to score 37 goals [...]

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PNev: Everyone Knew How Much I Loved United

PNev: Everyone Knew How Much I Loved United

Ahead of today’s game between United and Everton, Phil Neville has spoken about how tough he found it settling in to the Merseyside club, claiming that whenever he didn’t play well or Everton lost, he’d be referred to as ‘the Manc’. “I look back now and the lads who were in the team that first [...]

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Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Peter Schmeichel has reflected on the decision to allow Manchester United to pull out of the FA Cup following our historic Treble winning season to play in the World Club Cup in Brazil. Whilst United have always been the ones criticised for this decision, the truth is the government and FA were the ones at [...]

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Ronaldo: I Still Love United

Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford to play Manchester United in the Champions League with Real Madrid, he has spoken of his feelings for his former club. “I still have a great feeling of friendship and love for them, they are a team that have done a lot for my career,” said Ronaldo. [...]

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Van der Sar: I Love Fergie Arguing With Refs

Van der Sar: I Love Fergie Arguing With Refs

Sir Alex Ferguson was criticised for giving the officials a bollocking during United’s 4-3 win over Newcastle earlier this week. Edwin Van der Sar has stuck up for his former manager, claiming his rant showed passion and was performed for the sake of the team. “When you see Sir Alex arguing with referees and linesmen, [...]

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Fifty Shades Of Dimitar

Fifty Shades Of Dimitar

Despite the best efforts of Sasa Curcic, football and sex haven’t had much to do with each other down the years. Players sometimes compare scoring a goal to the physical act of love – “scrambling it in that consolation goal from a yard against Villa gave me an even bigger thrill than when I splattered [...]

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Fryers: I Rejected United Offer

After rejecting the contract off from Manchester United, it looked as though Ezekiel Fryers was set for a move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer. He trained with the London club throughout the summer, only for an agreement not to be found for a compensation package, with United reportedly asking for £4m whilst Spurs were only [...]

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Diouf: Fergie Is A Legend

Former Manchester United striker, Mame Biram Diouf, has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson… despite not always being able to understand him. “Alex Ferguson is a great manager, a football legend,” Diouf told Bild. “But it was hard for me to understand him. He had such a strong Scottish accent. Sometimes I did not [...]

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The Truth About Selling Jaap Stam and How He Wanted To Stay Forever

The Truth About Selling Jaap Stam and How He Wanted To Stay Forever

EINDHOVEN MIGHT BE Holland’s fifth largest city, but they still had to find the keys to unlock the airport when I arrived there with a photographer in the spring of 1998. We had flown there to meet Jaap Stam just a week after he had joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven for £10.75 million, then [...]

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Berba: I Left United With My Head Held High

Berba: I Left United With My Head Held High

After United won the record breaking 19th title with Dimitar Berbatov the Premier League top scorer, he found himself out of favour the following season and only started 12 games in the league. Despite racking up 7 goals in these appearances, he was on the bench most weeks as fourth choice striker. Berbatov made a [...]

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Diouf: United Is A Great Club

Diouf: United Is A Great Club

Mame Biram Diouf’s time at Manchester United was fairly forgettable, with him making just 9 appearances and scoring 1 goal. He left United for Hannover half way through last season and has gone on to score 15 goals in 24 appearances for them. Whilst singing the praises of Manchester United, Diouf recognises he had to [...]

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