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A Year Further On…Tevez’s Fitness Light Years Ahead

City had put away a lucky deflection in the first half, after Nemanja Vidic uncharacteristically shied away from the ball instead of putting in a tackle. The few blues that were in there were getting pretty giddy as the second half rolled out, despite seeing their team absolutely battered. Even if they could hang on [...]

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Will Fergie Make Friends With Real Madrid? No Chance

The Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga has drawn to a close, for the summer at least, following the player’s admission that he wants to stay at United next season. Of course though, Ronaldo still has aspirations of making a move to Real Madrid at some point in his career, and no doubt, the Spanish club will [...]

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Alex Ferguson – First A Knighthood, Next Step Canonisation?

When Sir Alex Ferguson was knighted following our success in 1999, our neighbours in Merseyside were not happy bunnies. Firstly, because they didn’t need any more reminding that our lads had achieved something they hadn’t, but mainly because Fergie was receiving an honour Bob Paisley never did. Fergie had been recognised for his 25 years [...]

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The Three or Four Strikers Ferguson Hopes To Sign

Whilst we have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is staying next season, we still could do with a new striker for the start of the season, to take the pressure off our limited forward positions. With Frazier Campbell currently looking good to be in the starting team against Newcastle, it is clear United don’t have the [...]

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Can Ronaldo Really Improve Next Season?

Before the turn of the year, I looked at Ronaldo’s form in comparison to the season before. We had all been blown away by his performances in 06-07, so to see him improving so dramatically seemed impossible. There was no way he could sustain this goalscoring form to the end of the season, surely? Speaking [...]

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Relief For Fans – Fergie Is Still The Gaffer

It is no surprise that so many former players of Sir Alex Ferguson have become top flight managers, with his unwavering desire to win and be the best, coupled with his impeccably high standards. He inspires this attitude in his players, with his position as boss never questioned. Mark Hughes, who recently took on the [...]

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Campbell To Fill Berbatov Void

Campbell To Fill Berbatov Void

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given a fond farewell from the Old Trafford crowd yesterday, as United beat Espanyol 1-0 in Ole’s testimonial. With some lovely link up play, as well as a blinding shot from the edge of the box, which required a brilliant save in front of the Stretford End to keep it out, [...]

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Ole Was Supposed To Be In Reserves…But We Promoted Him Straight Away

Ole Was Supposed To Be In Reserves…But We Promoted Him Straight Away

In a day dedicated to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his testimonial against Espanyol being played tomorrow afternoon, we have looked at several of Solskjaer’s great moments with the club. As a player strongly associated with that magical night in 1999, it’s important to remember other imporant moments in his United career, such as the red [...]

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Fergie Hairdryer Treatment Last Appearance: Arsenal Away

Getting a victory over Arsenal is always something I enjoy, whether we’re in a position to fight it out for the league or not. There have been so many great matches between the two clubs over the past 10 years or more, fuelled by the intense rivalry between the two clubs for the Premiership title, [...]

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Fergie: We Would Have Developed Chelsea Mikel The Right Way

“Cheerio, cheerio, cheerio,” the Old Trafford crowd jeered, waving John Obi Mikel off the pitch enthusiastically. Just days before, Jose Mourinho had been sacked and with half an hour played in to their first game without him, they were down to ten men. Mikel had clattered in to Patrice Evra and Mike Dean showed no [...]

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It’s Chelsea’s ‘Chopper’ Talking Out Of His Backside…Not Fergie!

Sir Alex Ferguson clearly put a few Chelsea noses out of joint with his recent comments about their ageing squad. Whilst Scolari managed to resist taking the bait, Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris couldn’t help himself. He launched a scathing attack on our boss, claiming that Ferguson was ‘talking out of his backside’. Clearly Harris missed the [...]

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Rio Better Than Chelsea’s Terry and Liverpool’s Carragher?

Rio Ferdinand is a player that I have taken several years to warm to, with the player’s change in attitude aiding my change in opinion. Whilst he has matured immensely in his time at United, his form has improved every season, which culminated in last season’s brilliantly reliable presence that he provided. Had Ronaldo not [...]

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Chelsea’s Scolari Chickens Out Of Fergie’s Mind Game Battle

Sir Alex Ferguson had a bit of a pop at Chelsea’s aging squad yesterday, questioning whether this current crop of played plateuxed under Jose Mourinho. Chelsea’s three highest scoring players from last season carry an average age of 30.3, in contrast to the average age of 22.6-years-old that United’s top three scorers have. Fergie was [...]

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The Tide Turns… Time To Praise Rooney Following Fergie’s Sacrificing

Wayne Rooney made a positive impact in United’s dull 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates last night, injecting a bit of class and excitement in the match. Earlier in the week, Rooney was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from legend Pele, the namesake of our favourite chant for the striker. It was claimed [...]

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Stats To Prove Fergie’s Right…Chelsea’s Aging Squad No Concern For Us

Do you remember how painful football was for us United brats not so long ago? After years of having our pick of the trophies, suddenly another club came in to the frame, and they appeared impossible to compete with. They were like a machine, playing in a way we’d never seen United perform. No, they [...]

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