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How do Solskjær’s side compare with Manchester United’s last title winners? | Marcus Christenson

United are top after 17 games for the first time since 2013. The similarities and differences between then and now are strikingThe world was a very different place eight years ago. Britain was in the European Union, Donald Trump was a businessman and S…

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How do Solskjær’s side compare with Manchester United’s last title winners? | Marcus Christenson

United are top after 17 games for the first time since 2013. The similarities and differences between then and now are strikingThe world was a very different place eight years ago. Britain was in the European Union, Donald Trump was a businessman and S…

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Eric Cantona saga epitomises the Manchester United-Leeds rivalry | Paul Wilson

The number of big names to play for both sides is remarkable – but none made a bigger impact than the only player to have won titles with themManchester United versus Leeds will always be one of the most evocative fixtures in top-flight English footbal…

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Eric Cantona saga epitomises the Manchester United-Leeds rivalry | Paul Wilson

The number of big names to play for both sides is remarkable – but none made a bigger impact than the only player to have won titles with themManchester United versus Leeds will always be one of the most evocative fixtures in top-flight English footbal…

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Sir Alex Ferguson backs Marcus Rashford bid to end child food poverty

Former Manchester United manager pledges up to £2million‘You have to be shocked at the number of people in need of food’Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the efforts of Marcus Rashford as he teamed up with the Manchester United forward to tackle child food…

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Jürgen Klopp praised by Alex Ferguson after winning LMA manager of year

‘You thoroughly deserved it,’ says former Man Utd managerEmma Hayes takes Women’s Super League manager of the yearJürgen Klopp has been named the LMA manager of the year before being lavished with praise by Sir Alex Ferguson. Liverpool won the league t…

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Keith Gillespie reveals Ferguson role in four-fold pay rise at Newcastle

Scot acted as ad-hoc agent in transfer from Old TraffordGillespie was 19 and earning £230 a week before moveKeith Gillespie has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson secured him a four-fold pay-rise when the Scot acted as his ad-hoc agent in the £7m deal that…

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Keith Gillespie reveals Ferguson role in four-fold pay rise at Newcastle

Scot acted as ad-hoc agent in transfer from Old TraffordGillespie was 19 and earning £230 a week before moveKeith Gillespie has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson secured him a four-fold pay-rise when the Scot acted as his ad-hoc agent in the £7m deal that…

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Kenny Dalglish gets message from Ferguson after Liverpool return to perch

Former Manchester United manager sends well wishes‘He contacted us to say congratulations. It’s a great compliment’Kenny Dalglish received a congratulatory message from Sir Alex Ferguson after Liverpool won their first title of the Premier League era.I…

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Gabriel Clarke: ‘I asked Alex Ferguson actual questions so we got on well’

ITV’s award-winning reporter reflects on the absence of Euro 2020, interviewing Manchester United’s legendary manager and encountering ‘poetic’ José MourinhoSometimes in life you meet the most remarkable of people in the most unexpected of ways. Gabrie…

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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…