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Our Paul – The genius who had no peers

Our Paul – The genius who had no peers

He was not, as some tributes suggested, the complete midfielder. There were things he struggled with. As was well documented, he couldn’t really tackle. He rarely beat a man for pace. He didn’t quite have the stamina of other midfield greats. For all this, when I was recently informed that I had been uttering the [...]

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STATS: Our midfielders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

STATS: Our midfielders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

Passing – Arteta has made more successful passes than any other player this season (2517), followed by Carrick (2443) and Yaya Toure (2246). – Arteta has averaged a higher number of passes per game than any other player this season (80.9), followed by Toure (78.9) and Carrick (77.1). These three are separated by at least [...]

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STATS: Season review – The midfield

STATS: Season review – The midfield

- Our most accurate passer in midfield is Scholes (92.4%), followed by Cleverley (90.2%) and Kagawa (89.7%). – Our most accurate midfield passer in the attacking half is Scholes (90%), followed by Cleverley and Kagawa (85%). – Kagawa has more touches of the ball than any other player in midfield (1.32 per minute), followed by [...]

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West Brom vs United: Premier League champions want three points for a perfect end

West Brom vs United: Premier League champions want three points for a perfect end

Manchester United have only one more game left with the familiar figure of Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, which is against West Brom in the last fixture of the 2012-13 season. With the Premier League title already sewn up, the Red Devils could usually be tempted to take their foot off the gas, but [...]

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TRANSCRIPT: Paul Scholes retirement interview

TRANSCRIPT: Paul Scholes retirement interview

Gary Neville: Wednesday morning, you’re driving to training, can you explain how the news was broken to you that Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring? Paul Scholes: He came in to the dressing room on Wednesday morning. He called a meeting, just the players only, and he just broke the news to us that it was [...]

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PICTURE: PFA Merit Award – Class of 92

PICTURE: PFA Merit Award – Class of 92

The PFA Merit Award was given to Manchester United’s class of ’92 at Sunday night’s PFA Awards. Ryan Giggs, Eric Harrison, Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes, George Switzer, Kevin Pilkington, Phil Neville, Chris Casper, Nicky Butt, John O’Kane and Gary Neville were all present to receive the award. This group of players won the FA [...]

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Carrick: My Chant Must Be Tongue-In-Cheek!

Carrick: My Chant Must Be Tongue-In-Cheek!

Oh, oh, oh it’s Carrick, you know, hard to believe it’s not Scholes… Years after first being sung in small numbers, Michael Carrick’s chant took off in the away end at Loftus Road on the weekend. Whilst some fans have been criticial of the song, claiming that Carrick isn’t fit to lace Scholes’ boots, we [...]

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Van Persie: I’m Really Enjoying Playing With Scholesy And Giggs

Van Persie: I’m Really Enjoying Playing With Scholesy And Giggs

Robin van Persie has been speaking about how he has settled in at Manchester United and couldn’t sound much happier. “I’m having a really good period,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s been since day one basically. Everyone’s been helping. Everyone makes me feel at home and tries to do their best for me to play [...]

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Scholes: Liverpool Bigger Rivals Than City

Scholes: Liverpool Bigger Rivals Than City

Ahead of this weekend’s game against Liverpool, Paul Scholes has said that despite the lack of success they’ve seen since their last title, an incredible 23 years ago, they are still bigger rivals than Manchester City. “I think it was the top one for quite some while,” Scholes told Inside United. “Liverpool probably haven’t done [...]

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STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

Following yesterday’s defeat against Norwich, Ryan Giggs was on the receiving end of much of the criticism. With the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and even Darren Fletcher on the bench, it seemed puzzling that Giggs would get the nod to start in the centre of midfield. The stats above show the accuracy in passing [...]

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Scholes: Manchester Means Everything To Me

Scholes: Manchester Means Everything To Me

The official site is running a Made Of Manchester theme at the moment, which ties in with the gingham kits the players are wearing this season. Paul Scholes has been interviewed about his thoughts on Mancunians and Manchester. “You want your own type of people in there,” said Scholes. “I know people from Manchester are [...]

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Virus Hits Giggs, Scholes And Carrick

Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs haven’t made the trip to Cluj because they are suffering with a virus. Carrick was initially ruled out but after Giggs and Scholes reported they felt rough too, they were sent home from Carrington. Ferguson suggested that Scholes wouldn’t have been playing anyway after playing 90 minutes against Spurs on [...]

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Carragher: I’m Jealous Of Giggs And Scholes

Carragher: I’m Jealous Of Giggs And Scholes

Jamie Carragher has admitted today that he is jealous of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs for all the success they’ve had with United. Carragher’s best moment for Liverpool was winning the European Cup, but our legends have done that twice. Liverpool haven’t won the league since 1990, when Carragher was just 12-years-old old, whilst Giggs [...]

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VIDEO: Scholes, Chicharito, Buttner and Powell Goals vs Wigan

Resumen: Man.United 4-0 Wigan by Emenderk ———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George [...]

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Fergie: I’m Lucky To Have Devoted Players Like Scholes And Giggs

Fergie: I’m Lucky To Have Devoted Players Like Scholes And Giggs

If he plays today, Ryan Giggs will be making his 600th Premier League appearance, whilst Paul Scholes is ready to make his 700th appearance for the club and Rio Ferdinand his 400th. “My personal feeling is that Ryan can play for another couple of years,” said Ferguson. “Paul’s a different physical specimen to Ryan and [...]

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