• Mourinho: Even Sir Alex needed time at Manchester United

    Mourinho: Even Sir Alex needed time at Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has played down concern about Manchester United’s slow start to the season by pointing out that Sir Alex Ferguson took years to create a winning team.

    United are in sixth place – nine points off the top of the table and just a point ahead of Watford – but Mourinho claims that history suggests he needs time, though there was no such time afforded to his predecessors.

    “I think by playing well the future can be bright. The team is […]

  • Manchester United only signed Ronaldo because O’Shea was jet-lagged

    Manchester United only signed Ronaldo because O’Shea was jet-lagged

    John O’Shea suggests the story of how Manchester United came to sign Cristiano Ronaldo is not quite how it has been told.

    Sir Alex Ferguson was convinced he must sign Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon after the winger impressed in a pre-season fixture against the Red Devils in 2003.

    In his 2013 autobiography, Ferguson recalls telling United chief executive Peter Kenyon he must sign the then 17-year-old, adding a beleaguered O’Shea “ended up with a migraine” while marking Ronaldo.

    O’Shea was then the subject […]

  • Revealed: How Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Manchester United to end Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten run

    Revealed: How Sir Alex Ferguson inspired Manchester United to end Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten run

    Ahead of the latest clash between the two teams, Ryan Giggs has recalled the words with inspired his team to end the 49-game unbeaten run.

    Ryan Giggs has revealed the team-talk Sir Alex Ferguson gave to inspire Manchester United to end Arsenal’s Invincibles’ unbeaten run.

    Goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney, on his 19th birthday, saw the Gunners’ record-breaking run end at 49 games in October 2004, with Arsene Wenger & Co. yet to win a league title since.

    Chelsea went […]

  • Patrice Evra reveals the one Manchester United player who never received the hairdryer treatment

    Patrice Evra reveals the one Manchester United player who never received the hairdryer treatment

    Patrice Evra has revealed that former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was the only player to never receive the famous ‘hairdryer treatment’ from Sir Alex Ferguson.

     

    Mark Hughes coined the term ‘hairdryer’ in the 90s in reference to the changing room rants from the former United boss, and you need to look no further than the infamous butterfly stitches on the eyebrow of David Beckham to know how serious it can get.

    Ferguson ruled with an iron fist when it came to […]

  • REVEALED: ‘Ferguson and Manchester  United team-mates made Ronaldo cry’

    REVEALED: ‘Ferguson and Manchester United team-mates made Ronaldo cry’

    Cristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears during his start to life at Manchester United, according to an extract from Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography.

    The new biography has been written by Guillem Balague and this chunk describes how Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United players attempted to mould Ronaldo into the player he is today.

    The extract describes one particular incident following a loss to Benfica in the Champions League when the former Sporting Lisbon winger broke down into tears after a […]

  • Ferguson reveals the secret to his longevity at Man Utd

    Ferguson reveals the secret to his longevity at Man Utd

    Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the changes he made to his lifestyle to ensure he could keep on going at the very top level until his 70s.

    The legendary manager is regarded as one of the most successful coaches in the game’s history, having won 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

    But Ferguson admits he had to slow down a little in his final ten years at the club, ensuring he slept more and socialised less […]

  • REVEALED: How Sir Alex wooed Ronaldo and convinced him to join Man Utd

    REVEALED: How Sir Alex wooed Ronaldo and convinced him to join Man Utd

    The Madrid forward has explained how the former United boss invited him into the dressing room to meet his players after the Portuguese dazzled in a friendly match.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed exactly how Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to join Manchester United back in 2003.

    The Portugal captain signed for United from Sporting Lisbon shortly after he had impressed in a pre-season friendly clash against the Red Devils.

    And Ronaldo has explained how Ferguson requested to speak to the winger after the […]

  • Former Man.U star becomes a catholic deacon

    Former Man.U star becomes a catholic deacon

    Former Manchester and Northern Ireland football star, Philip Mulryne has been ordained as a deacon in the Catholic Church. The 38 year old who earned 27 caps for his country and also represented Norwich, Leyon Orient, King’s Lynn and Cardiff City was ordained by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, on Saturday and is now a member of the Dominican Order.

    The former Central Back that started his career in 1996, where he played with David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and others […]

  • ‘Ronaldo achievements unsurpassed’ – Ferguson in no doubt over Ballon d’Or winner

    ‘Ronaldo achievements unsurpassed’ – Ferguson in no doubt over Ballon d’Or winner

    The former Manchester United manager says that the Portuguese deserves to win a fourth Ballon d’Or after a “wonderful year”

    Cristiano Ronaldo is the standout candidate to win the Ballon d’Or, according to Alex Ferguson.

    The Real Madrid and Portugal star is the heavy favourite to be crowned the world’s best player in 2016, having been named in the 30-man shortlist for the award along with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and five-time winner Lionel Messi.

    Ronaldo has claimed the award […]

  • Antonio Conte disagrees with Sir Alex that Chelsea aren’t contenders

    Antonio Conte disagrees with Sir Alex that Chelsea aren’t contenders

    Antonio Conte believes it is too soon for Sir Alex Ferguson or anyone else to write off Chelsea’s Premier League title chances.

    Chelsea beat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United 4-0 last Sunday, but former United boss Ferguson suggested the 2014-15 champions were not one of five teams in title contention this term.

    The Blues have played nine games, which included losses to Arsenal and Liverpool, and Conte believes he needs eight to 10 more games before setting a goal for the end of […]

  • Alex Iwobi impresses me – Sir Alex Ferguson says

    Alex Iwobi impresses me – Sir Alex Ferguson says

    Legendary football coach Sir Alex Ferguson has given his endorsement of the talent of young Super Eagles attacker Alex Iwobi while also posturing Arsenal, Iwobi’s club, as premier league title challengers this season.

    Arsenal sit pretty good at the upper echelon of the EPL table and Iwobi has been instrumental providing 3 assists so far, and Sir Alex Ferguson, who won a record 13 Premier League titles as United manager, believes Iwobi has helped to make Arsenal more competitive.

    “You shouldn’t forget […]