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Keep This Man Away From Old Trafford

Keep This Man Away From Old Trafford

When the trademarked Special One was at Chelsea, I was an advocate of him. No doubt he brought something interesting to the table that other foreign managers simply don’t. Wenger, Benitez and the rest are generally as dull as dishwater. And as much as we already had cause to dislike him for his hop, skip [...]

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One More Player – Gill Contradicts Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Manchester United had finished their business for the summer. “We are not looking at the moment but we are looking at combinations of central midfielders now at the club,” he claimed earlier this week, much to the horror of United fans. Last season, the central midfield was crying out for [...]

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Gill: FA Made An Example Of Us

David Gill has today spoken about the FA’s treatment of Manchester United last season, claiming that they singled us out for harsher punishments because we’re the country’s biggest club. Wayne Rooney was given a two match ban for swearing at the camera, despite the laws of football making no distinction between any sort of swearing. [...]

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Gill: We’re Worth £1.25billion

David Gill has dismissed reports linking us to a sale, claiming the club is worth £1.25billion. Forbes ranked us as the most valuable sporting franchise in the world, ahead of New York Yankees, Real Madrid and Dallas Cowboys. “Well Forbes reckon we are the most valuable sporting franchise in the world…and they compare that with [...]

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Mourinho: United Job Is A Special One For A Special Manager

In case he hadn’t made it obvious enough, Jose Mourinho has again hinted that he would be interested in replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager. “Football without Alex Ferguson? I’m not sure that will happen any day soon,” said Mourinho. “The man lives and breathes football and Manchester United is his club. His [...]

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The Unavoidable Next Manager U-Turn

The Unavoidable Next Manager U-Turn

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the firm anti-Jose Mourinho approach for several reasons, written about in STATS: More Reasons To Keep Mourinho Away From United, Mourinho Show Continues to name a few. In summary: 1. Jose Mourinho inherited a great squad at Chelsea (finished 2nd in the league, reached CL semi-finals) [...]

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Poor Old Carlos – Eyes Bigger Than His Belly?

Poor Old Carlos – Eyes Bigger Than His Belly?

Poor old Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as the manager of Portugal, with the FPF president Gilberto Madail making the announcement today. “On the 14th we announced two objectives which needed to be satisfied. They were to qualify for the finals and to qualify for the elimination phase. Even though these objectives were met, [...]

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Phelan: World Cup Left Rooney Dishevelled

Phelan: World Cup Left Rooney Dishevelled

Mike Phelan has revealed the impact a disappointing World Cup had on Wayne Rooney and is pleased he’s got his first goal of the season under his belt. “Wayne came back to us a little bit dishevelled from his England exploits,” said Phelan. “But as long as you keep your head up and keep persevering, [...]

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Phelan: It’s Important To Make Mistakes

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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Thank You and Farewell

Ken Ramsden started working for Manchester United as a 15-year-old office boy. Over the next 50 years he worked his way up through the ranks at the club, moving up to ticket office manager, programme editor, press officer, assistant secretary all the way up to club secretary. He got the job two years after the [...]

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Ole: I Can’t Coach Reserves Forever

Ole: I Can’t Coach Reserves Forever

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a very successful start to his managerial career at United, leading our Reserves to be crowned English champions this season, as well as winning a couple of Manchester Senior Cups and the Lancashire Senior Cup. However, our former player has conceded that he can’t stay at the Reserves forever, and [...]

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Gill: Season Ticket Sales As Normal

David Gill has claimed that are season ticket sales are in line with every other season, despite calls from organisations like MUST for fans to delay renewal. “There haven’t been any boycotts. Every game at Manchester United has been sold out,” said Gill. “Our season ticket sales and renewals for this upcoming season are on [...]

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Gill: I’d Prefer Red To Green and Gold

Gill: I’d Prefer Red To Green and Gold

David Gill has revealed that the Manchester United players have not been distracted by the green and gold protests which have been taking place inside Old Trafford for the past few months. Whilst our chief executive would prefer to see the stadium full of the traditional red and white instead of green and gold, he [...]

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United Stewards Charged With GBH After Blue Breaks Legs

United Stewards Charged With GBH After Blue Breaks Legs

Two Manchester United stewards are set to appear in court next week after allegedly throwing a City fan down the stairs during the match derby which finished 4-3 to us. Peter Sweeney admits to being caught smoking inside the ground twice before being lobbed down the stairs, breaking both his legs. Mark Roberts and Paul [...]

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“Foster Was Disappointed With Arsenal Goal”

Manchester United goalkeeping coach, Eric Steele, has claimed that Ben Foster was disappointed with the goal Arsenal scored. Arshavin’s shot had plenty of power behind it but Foster really should have been able to push it away. Steele reckons that you can judge keepers on how they respond to conceding goals and he believes Foster [...]

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