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Keane: I can’t understand why United fans were booing

Despite poor form for months, with Manchester United playing dreadfully boring football, the fans stuck behind the team. However, the 1-0 home defeat against Southampton was the straw that broke the camels back, with the boos ringing around the stadium at full-time. In the three games that have followed, United have played much more attack-minded [...]

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TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle. Not this month. This month it’s different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of [...]

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Head-over-heels in love

Head-over-heels in love

You never know quite what to expect from a new signing and, while Anthony Martial has been hogging the limelight, endearing himself to Manchester United fans with his rampant form and blowing our expectations of him clean out of the water, it is another of the summer acquisitions with whom many of us have already [...]

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Heroes

Heroes

People love a hero. Throughout history, we have put various figures on pedestals. We have erected statues of warriors of old, gathered in our thousands to watch great musicians perform their art, created fantastical worlds of men and women who possess wondrous superpowers. As for football, the innumerable heroes it continually unearths is one of [...]

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Gerrard: Keane was better than me and every other midfielder

In a Q&A with a newspaper, Steven Gerrard was asked to rank himself amongst Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Patrick Vieira. Gerrard put Keane at the top of the list but then struggled to put the others in order. “Keane No 1,” he said. “The rest? They’re all different. Frank’s the best goalscoring [...]

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Richardson: We watched Keane’s banned interview and we agreed

Following United’s 4-1 defeat against Middlesbrough, Roy Keane went on MUTV and ripped the team apart. It was this interview, that was never aired, that lead to Keane’s exit from the club. Kieran Richardson, one of the people singled out for criticism, claims the team watched the interview together and agreed with what Keane said. [...]

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Keano does still love us after all!

Since leaving Manchester United, Roy Keane’s issue has always been with Sir Alex Ferguson, but at times that comes across as him being against the club. However, the clues that he is still a red have been there for all to see for quite some time. For example, with United throwing away the title to [...]

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Keane: United need Pogba and Coleman

Roy Keane has assessed which positions Manchester United are lacking in and has given his opinion on who we should sign. Everton’s Seamus Coleman and Paul Pogba, who United once had on their books, are the two priorities Keane would go for in the summer. I think United need a centre half and midfielder and [...]

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The player most deserving of a statue at Old Trafford will probably never get one

The player most deserving of a statue at Old Trafford will probably never get one

Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club’s rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law [...]

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Keane: I was calm in the Highbury tunnel… but then I lost it

Ahead of United’s fantastic 4-2 win over Arsenal at Highbury, Roy Keane chased Patrick Vieira down the tunnel after he tried to intimidate Gary Neville. In Keane’s new autobiography, The Second Half, he has reflected on this moment. As I walked to the front I heard something going on at the top of the tunnel. [...]

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Pique: Keano found me with a mobile in the dressing room so I’m still scared of him

Gerard Pique recalls the time at Manchester United when Roy Keane, the captain at the time, went crazy after the Spaniard’s phone started ringing in the dressing room. “I remember we were in the changing room at Old Trafford and my phone started vibrating from inside my trouser pocket,” he said. “Keano could hear the [...]

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Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

It was bound to happen. It always does with a new relationship. The first few months are like a fairytale, they draw you in and fill you with hope and before you know it you’re swept into a whirlwind romance showing no signs of letting up. It wasn’t like this last time around. The last [...]

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PICTURE: Two United legends after tonight’s semi-final

PICTURE: Two United legends after tonight’s semi-final

Following tonight’s impressive 4-0 win for Real Madrid over Bayern Munich, goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted with Roy Keane on the touchline. Ronaldo scored his 16th Champions League goal of the season as his team battered the European champions to book their place in the final. Keane, who was working as a pundit for ITV, [...]

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Miscellaneous Musings on Keane vs Vieira: Best of Enemies

Miscellaneous Musings on Keane vs Vieira: Best of Enemies

The finest sentence of Roy Keane’s 2002 Autobiography reads; “I like dogs, because unlike humans, they don’t talk shite.” As a human myself, who also happens to be a dog owner, I can see where he’s coming from. It’s the sort of candor that’s become synonymous with the man; a brand of deliberately outspoken contrariness [...]

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Best XI

If Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it’s that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores. Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels [...]

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