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Category: Alex Ferguson

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Football quiz: when Manchester United won the Champions League in 1999

Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær saw off Bayern Munich in the last minute but can you remember the details?Which airliner did United use to fly to Barcelona?Boeing 747 Learjet 45 ConcordeEasyjetWhat was special about the date of the final?It wa…

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Sir Alex Ferguson thanks NHS for ‘magnificent’ coronavirus response

Two years ago the NHS saved my life, says ex-United managerOld Trafford club offering extra support to health workersSir Alex Ferguson has praised the NHS for “saving my life” two years ago, and for its “magnificent” response to the coronavirus pandemi…

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Manchester City face ultimate test to maintain Pep Guardiola’s legacy | Jamie Jackson

The club can learn from cautionary tales of Manchester United and Liverpool when trying to prevent a slump after successAt Liverpool in 1990 and Manchester United in 2013 an era of dominance became a spiralling freefall. After Kenny Dalglish claimed an…

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Eric Cantona and ‘the hooligan’: the impact of the kung-fu kick 25 years on

Twenty-five years have passed since Cantona launched himself into the crowd at Selhurst Park. It remains his best momentBy Rob Smyth for Nessun DormaEric Cantona scored 82 goals for Manchester United. He won four league titles and two Doubles, and was …

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The psychology of football rivalries

Why does supporting one club mean you have to hate another?By Paul Hyland for The BlizzardEveryone reading this probably has a favourite football team. I’d also be willing to bet that all of you have at least one football club that you hate. Maybe it’s…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Meet the Harvard professor who is shaping the destiny of football stars | David Hytner

Harvard’s Anita Elberse has attracted interest from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Gerard Piqué and Kaká. Here’s whyAnita Elberse of Harvard Business School is discussing how it all started; how the world of football opened up to her teaching – which …

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Finger flickin’ good: Subbuteo through the ages – in pictures

With Father Christmas’ visit imminent, no doubt many a christmas list he received will have featured Fifa 20 but in yesteryear it was Subbuteo that was the must-have football game for youngsters across the country Continue reading…

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Wincanton victor Give Me A Copper hands Alex Ferguson a National hope

• Part-owner Sir Alex says: ‘You can’t beat the excitement’ • Trainer Paul Nicholls now aiming winner at Grand NationalTwenty years after guiding Manchester United to a glorious treble, Sir Alex Ferguson was back in the big time here on Saturday as par…

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Nessun Dorma podcast: from Ardiles to Baggio, Bracewell and Van Basten

The Nessun Dorma podcast is back and this time they’re discussing USA 94, Alex Ferguson, Spurs and Euro 88When a nation calls, that call must be answered. If a nation doesn’t call, we resurface anyway. The Nessun Dorma podcast is back for a third seaso…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Alex Ferguson’s hairdryer treatment

The fourth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for only £55 including deliveryWhat better way to depict Sir Alex Ferguson in a photograph? If the…

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Steve Bruce gets Alex Ferguson’s advice before Manchester United’s visit

• Newcastle manager set to switch formation to 3-4-3• ‘I always ring Sir Alex for a bit of advice now and again’A week of soul-searching has led Steve Bruce to seek counsel from his former Manchester United manager and mentor, Sir Alex Ferguson. Bruce …

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When Manchester United had an even worse start to the season … in 1989

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is facing his old club at a perfect time. They haven’t been this bad since he was in their defenceBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed Manchester United manager, he wanted to emulate …