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Time To Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

Eighteen months ago I was sitting in the North Stand with my dad ahead of our game against Sunderland when David Gill took to the microphone. He announced that they were going to do something unprecedented, really trying to hype the occasion up, with Sir Alex Ferguson standing next to him. “Oh wow, they’re going [...]

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How Alex Ferguson isolated his players

David James has revealed an interesting side of Sir Alex Ferguson’s management that I hadn’t previously been aware of. He claims that the manager has actively encouraged his players to isolate themselves from players at different clubs, to help the unity in the dressing room. “I remember sitting with Phil Neville for a chinwag and, [...]

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Valencia: It’s Going To Be A Very Emotional Day

Valencia: It’s Going To Be A Very Emotional Day

Antonio Valencia has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Wigan in 2009, and claimed United need to beat Swansea today to do him justice. “I never thought this moment would arrive. It never seemed real to me that Sir Alex would actually leave,” said Valencia. “It’s going to be a [...]

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PICTURE: Fergie’s first programme notes

PICTURE: Fergie’s first programme notes
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Playlist for Fergie’s last game revealed

Playlist for Fergie’s last game revealed
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What do the fans make of Moyes’ appointment?

What do the fans make of Moyes’ appointment?

Daniel Harris – The Guardian and On the Road: A Journey Through a Season Seems odd to admit to it now, but I’d always kind of looked forward to the post-Fergie era. New stuff is exciting, United are exciting, and I was interested in whether a fresh perspective could retain what was best about the [...]

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VIDEO: Great Fergie Tribute

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Part Two of Sir Alex’s Masterplan – Moyes Just the Next Cog in Fergie’s Dynasty

So the time finally arrived… As day always follows night, the inevitable retirement of an ageing Scotsman in his twilight years on this planet, was always going to occur sometime very soon. Of course, it feels no less of a shock. That sudden feeling of loss, your heart detaching itself from the arteries and veins, [...]

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Spilled beer and smiles on faces – how Ferguson was all about moments (and how he’s like Old Simpsons)

I was about 12, and playing Playstation at a friend’s house. After roughly our 60th head-to-head match, he suggested we start a career game together. He was one of those odd sorts that didn’t support a particular team, “just the game in general”, so we were Manchester United. “Ah”, he said. “There’s only one manager, [...]

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The Guardian’s chief football writer on Ferguson’s most memorable press conference, greatest achievement…

The Guardian’s chief football writer on Ferguson’s most memorable press conference, greatest achievement…

Scott: If you had to single out one, what would you say was Fergie’s greatest achievement? Danny: Lasting as long as he has, beating the system, defying age. I made this point for the paper. Just compare him to the rest of the greats: Busby was 62 when he bowed out. Shankly was 60. Paisley [...]

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A Knee-Jerk Reaction to the Fergie Bombshell

Yesterday Sir Alex dropped the bombshell that he is officially retiring at the end of this season. As for most privileged Reds of Generation X and Z, Fergie is all I’ve ever really known. Whilst in the deepest recesses of my subconscious rests Big Ron, Fergie is the only footballing face of authority I’ve ever [...]

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David Moyes: Qualified?

David Moyes: Qualified?

Sir Alex Ferguson has won 38 of the 61 trophies Manchester United have won in their entire history. However, after a few years at the club and no silverware to show for it, some fans were growing weary of him. Thank the Lord the board remained patient because our lives have been made considerably better [...]

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Juventus Tribute To Sir Alex

Following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to end his 26 year spell at the helm in Manchester, Juventus Football Club recalls the words of admiration spoken by the great man about the Bianconeri. “Juventus were an example for my Manchester United. I had my players watch videos of Lippi’s team and would say, ‘Don’t look at [...]

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A man for all seasons: The Enduring Genius of Sir Alex Ferguson

A man for all seasons: The Enduring Genius of Sir Alex Ferguson

‘People say mine was a poor upbringing. I don’t know what they mean. It was tough, but it wasn’t bloody poor. We maybe didn’t have a TV. We didn’t have a car. We didn’t even have a phone. But I thought I had everything, and I did: I had a football.’ On the final day [...]

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VIDEO: Fergie singing Carrick chant

Ferguson – it’s Carrick you know from Anton Alfy on Vimeo.

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