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Liverpool boss: Ferguson is the best manager ever

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something. Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something.

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Kagawa: Fergie would go red he shouted so much at Rooney and Giggs

Shinji Kagawa has reflected on the Sir Alex Ferguson “hairdryer”, although admits he never really got much of a telling off, as the manager’s anger was usually directed at the senior players. Although I had heard about the [hairdryer] rumour before going to Manchester, I hadn’t seen any managers shouting that hard. It really was [...]

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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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Fergie: Youth development is at the foundation of United

Upon becoming manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson made it a priority to follow in the footsteps of Sir Matt Busby and put youth development at the heart of the club again. When asked by ESPN whether the opportunities for young players to develop have become limited, Ferguson has claimed United are the only [...]

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Fergie: We gave City the title

Towards the end of the 2011-12 season, Manchester United were in good shape to win the title. But in the final few weeks of the season, they lost to Wigan, drew with Everton and were then beaten by Manchester City. Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken to ESPN about what that moment was like and talked [...]

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Fergie: 1999 was what Manchester United is all about

Now that Sir Alex Ferguson has retired, he is often asked what was his greatest moment as manager of Manchester United. Unsurprisingly, the answer he always gives is us winning the Champions League against Bayern Munich in Barcelona, 1999. In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Ferguson has discussed why this is the moment he has [...]

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Fergie: It’s no surprise that Rooney is United’s captain

Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed with ESPN the decision of Louis van Gaal to make Wayne Rooney Manchester United captain. The former manager believes it’s no surprise that Rooney was given the armband. Wayne was a typical English player, determined when he came to United, so it’s not a surprise that he is the captain. [...]

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Fergie: If we’re near the top at Christmas we can win the league

In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Sir Alex Ferguson has talked up Manchester United’s chances of winning the league this season. He believes that after Louis van Gaal brought in six new players there was always going to be a time for them to settle, and once that happens, the team could be strong enough [...]

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Fergie: Cantona and Ruud had Rooney’s problem

It’s no secret that Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney’s relationship deteriorated towards the end of the manager’s time at Manchester United. Still, despite that, in an exclusive interview with ESPN, Ferguson backs Rooney to rediscover his form at United, after the striker has suffered plenty of criticism for his performances this season. All the [...]

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Fergie: We kept progessing so didn’t have Arsenal’s problems

Arsenal last won the title in 2004, when the likes of Martin Keown, Patrick Vieira, and Thierry Henry were still playing. Since Arsenal were last champions, United have won the league five times and won the Champions League.  In an exclusive interview on ESPN, Sir Alex Ferguson has looked at the 11 year title drought [...]

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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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Fergie tries to justify Moyes appointment

Sir Alex Ferguson has attempted to justify his backing of the appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager, following his own retirement. Our former manager claims that all the best managers were spoken for when United came to appoint, meaning Moyes was the best option. But we went on to finish seventh in the [...]

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PICTURE: Fergie’s moving letter to Cantona after he left

PICTURE: Fergie’s moving letter to Cantona after he left

Some months have passed since we last spoke and I felt that I should write to you as a mark of respect and esteem in which I hold you. When we re-started training, I kept waiting for you to turn up as normal but I think that was in hope not realism and I knew [...]

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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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Fergie: My choice between being a manager and a landlord

As a player, Sir Alex Ferguson owned pubs in Glasgow, which he claimed was a hard business, and was determined to be a success as a manager so that he didn’t have to go back to being a landlord. I got my coaching badges by the time I was 24. So when I became a [...]

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