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Alex Ferguson On How His First Attempt To Replace Peter Schmeichel At Man United Went Wrong

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It took Manchester United six long years to find an adequate replacement for Peter Schmeichel.  When Edwin van der Sar arrived at Old Trafford from Fulham in 2005, Man United finally had a world-class goalkeeper again. But in the intervening years, Alex Ferguson went through a succession of mostly sub-par successors to Schmeichel, who left for Sporting Lisbon following the …

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Alex Ferguson on Henrik Larsson, The Player He “Would Have Done Anything to Keep” at Man United

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Alex Ferguson held Henrik Larsson in such high regard, that he would have “done anything to keep him” at Manchester United. In January 2007, Man United signed Larsson on a short-term loan from Swedish side Helsingborgs to act as cover after Louis Saha picked up an injury. The striker’s spell at Old Trafford was extremely brief, he only played 13 …

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Stephen Ireland: “I Was the Best Player on the Pitch by a Country Mile. Messi Was Playing.”

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Stephen Ireland is plotting a return to football. Ireland is 33 and has not played professionally since 2018. But the former Manchester City and Stoke City midfielder hopes to one day earn another professional contract and even play for the Republic of Ireland again. His last contract was with Bolton Wanderers two years ago. The midfielder announced his intentions in …

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Roy Keane: Alex Ferguson Didn’t Want David Beckham To Get The Number 7 Jersey For Man United

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Manchester United’s number seven jersey is one of the most iconic jerseys in world football. Some of the club’s greatest and most famous players, such as George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, have worn the number. However, since Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009, the jersey has lost some of its lustre. Players such as Michael Owen, …

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Alex Ferguson On The Man United Player Who Would Text Him Apologising For Being Injured

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Louis Saha only scored 42 times in 124 appearances for Manchester United, but Alex Ferguson rated the Frenchman as among the most talented centre-forwards he coached at the club. Saha joined Man United from Premier League side Fulham in January 2004 as competition for Ruud van Nistelrooy. He had impressed against the Red Devils and immediately made an impression at …

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Alex Ferguson’s Views On Irish History Are Fascinating

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In addition to being the most successful football manager of all-time, Alex Ferguson was a keen student of history, including the history of Ireland. The former Manchester United manager would regularly be spotted reading books about history on the club’s team bus ahead of away European games. And, in his second autobiography, he detailed the vast collection of books he …

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Jamie Carragher On How Alex Ferguson Convinced Him That Jurgen Klopp Was The Real Deal

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“If Fergie is worried, this guy must be the real deal.” Jamie Carragher has been speaking about the moment he knew Jurgen Klopp was the man who would bring success back to Liverpool. According to the former Liverpool defender, Alex Ferguson fully convinced him of Klopp’s credentials as a world-class manager. In 2017, Carragher took part in Michael Carrick’s testimonial …

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