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VIDEO: Highlights Of Peterborough vs United

Manchester United won 2-0 in a friendly against Peterborough on Monday, in a game which saw promising débuts, familiar faces, and Reserve team action. The match was reported on here and here. ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on [...]

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Rooney Out… Absences Leads To 4-3-3 or 4-4-2?

With Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson already ruled out for the start of the season, the last thing we wanted to hear is that Wayne Rooney could be missing as well. Sir Alex Ferguson informed Sky Sports News earlier today that following days without training after picking up a virus, Rooney might not be available [...]

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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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United At Their Peak? Is Chelsea’s Terry Really That Thick?

Whatever happens in the future, whether we end up like Leeds or simply can’t hack it at the top once Sir Alex Ferguson leaves, whether Roman Abramovich hires all the best coaches in the World or spends £100s of millions on the greatest players to ensure superiority in England and Europe, John Terry will always [...]

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Fail To Prepare…Prepare To Fail

Whilst some see Roy Keane as a violent, uncontrolled scumbag, he will forever remain as an inspirational, professional, dedicated winner to us. Keane always had the highest expectations since starting to play the game as a youngster. When he broke in to the Nottingham Forest side, before joining United, he was left amazed by the [...]

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Introducing Coton’s Replacement… Pinched From Ince

Last week I reported on the likelihood of Eric Steele, the recently employed Blackburn goalkeeping coach. Mark Hughes had his own man for the job, Kevin Hitchcock, when he took at the position at Manchester City, meaning that Steele joined Paul Ince at Blackburn less than a month ago. Obviously United moved too slowly and [...]

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The Opinion of the Enemy: Master vs Novice

TheChelseaBlog.org was at United’s victory over Peterborough last night and gave an insight from the stands. ———— 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 [...]

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VIDEO: Gibson’s Wondergoal vs Peterborough

It was the battle of Fergie vs Fergie, with Senior edging it with a 2-0 win. The opener was an own goal, but Darron Gibson scored a blinder a minute after coming on the field. The midfielder has had an unimpressive pre-season so far, but he will have certainly caught the boss’ attention with this! [...]

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Fergie vs Fergie: Own Goal, Brazilian Twins & Wonder Strike!

Fergie vs Fergie: Own Goal, Brazilian Twins & Wonder Strike!

Manchester United travelled down to face Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s son’s team, Peterborough, winning with a rather generous 2-0 scoreline. Whilst this was another good opportunity for our lads to get to match fitness, the main talk revolved around the appearance of our Brazilian twins, who we’ve been hearing trickles of news about every 6 months [...]

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PICTURES: More Badge-Kissing… Now Arsenal’s Adebayor

PICTURES: More Badge-Kissing… Now Arsenal’s Adebayor

In the week leading up to Manchester United saying goodbye to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the player, Sir Alex Ferguson commented on the state of our game, in terms of loyalty and contracts. “Anyone serving more than 10 years at a football club these days is exceptional,” said Fergie. “Especially with freedom of contract, the [...]

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Simpson To Blackburn: Great Experience Or United Exposed?

Danny Simpson will be joining Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan, following previous stints at Sunderland, Ipswich and Royal Antwerp. Just as Tom Heaton and Febian Brandy have secured temporary moves away, to Cardiff and Swansea respectively, Simpson will be starting 2008-2009 with Paul Ince’s men down the road. Whilst loan time away usually provides [...]

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Who’s That Man From Argentina?

Carlos Tevez quickly won the United crowd with his brilliant attitude and great ability, although we were already rather partial to him following his time at Corinthians. Back in 2005, Tevez showed up at a press conference in Sao Paulo press conference wearing a United shirt. He was fined £13,000 for doing so. Rather than [...]

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From The Stands – Ole’s Speech, Freekick, Goal Celebration, Teddy, Schmeichel…

Saturday was a great day out at Old Trafford, watching Ole Gunnar Solskjaer play on our pitch for the last time. He walked on to the pitch with two of his kids, carrying the European Cup. The applause and cheering was deafening. Peter Schmeichel spoke to the crowd about what a magnificent footballer and person [...]

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“Where Will All The Goals Come From?” Ruud… now Ronaldo

United had just finished second in the Premiership and won the League Cup. It was our most successful season since winning the title in 2003, and whilst still some way off our high expectations, at least we could finally believe we were getting there. However, our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, was certainly on the [...]

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Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith’s First Year Away – Did Fergie Ruin Him?

Alan Smith quickly won over the Old Trafford crowd, despite his Leeds United roots. In fact, it was probably the fact that he had grown up loving Leeds, yet was able to play his heart out for us, that warmed us to him. See, we all remembered Smithy as that Leedscum youngster who came to [...]

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