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Sir Alex and tearful mum see Marcus Rashford receive honorary degree

At just 23 years of age, Rashford became the youngest recipient of an honorary doctorate from the university.
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Published on Oct 08, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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Former Manchester United manager Ferguson claims Aintree hat-trick

The manager of the United side that won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble in 1999, the 79-year-old Ferguson had reason to smile again when Protektorat, Monmiral and Clan Des Obeaux won on the opening day of the Grand National Festival.
Sir Alex Ferguson: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Sir Alex Ferguson: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 08, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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Xavi can be Barca’s Alex Ferguson, says presidential hopeful

Xavi, one of the architects of Barca’s decade-long rule of world football, is the coach of Qatari side Al Sadd but has agreed to play a leading role back with Barca if Font wins the club’s election on Jan. 24.
File photo: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez waves to supporters after their Spanish first division soccer match against Deportivo de la Coruna at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/File Photo(REUTERS)
File photo: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez waves to supporters after their Spanish first division soccer match against Deportivo de la Coruna at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Manchetsr United have the mentality to be league champions, says Fernandes

Manchester United last claimed the league title in the 2012-13 season under Alex Ferguson and have endured a frustrating period since.
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Updated on Nov 15, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Four years since signing, Pogba’s role at Manchester United remains unclear

With the club struggling to replicate their former glories in the aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, Pogba returning to “my house” as the midfielder called it, was seen by many as a turning point in United’s fortunes.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Manchester United - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - October 17, 2020 Manchester United's Paul Pogba warms up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Alex Pantling/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Manchester United - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - October 17, 2020 Manchester United's Paul Pogba warms up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Alex Pantling/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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Emotional Evra slams Manchester United after Spurs defeat

Evra, who played for United between 2006 and 2014 and won nine major trophies, sympathised with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the club failing to land their transfer targets and questioned the role of the board in the years since Alex Ferguson’s departure as manager in 2013.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks dejected after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks dejected after the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 02:22 PM IST
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Europa League: Manchester United punished as old frailties at both ends return

United’s cracks were succinctly summed up by their former trophy-laden central defender Rio Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League during the club’s golden era under Alex Ferguson.
Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Fred look dejected after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Martin Meissner/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Fred look dejected after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Martin Meissner/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Ferguson forgives Klopp for late-night call after Liverpool title triumph

Klopp was presented with the Alex Ferguson Trophy on Monday after being named League Managers’ Association (LMA) manager of the year for guiding the Merseyside club to their first top-flight title in 30 years.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Southampton - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - July 13, 2020 Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Southampton - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - July 13, 2020 Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Rashford to receive University of Manchester honorary doctorate

The 22-year-old will join club greats Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton in receiving the honorary doctorate, the highest honour the university bestows.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Phil Noble/Files(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Phil Noble/Files(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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Ferguson congratulates old rival Dalglish on Liverpool’s title win

Dalglish, who first played for and subsequently managed Liverpool, won three European Cups, eight First Division titles and two FA Cups during his time at the club.
Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) gestures as Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England.(Getty Images)
Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) gestures as Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 27, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Manchester United boss Solskjaer admits ‘hurt’ over Liverpool title triumph

More recently, United under former manager Alex Ferguson collected 13 league titles in 20 years between 1993 and 2013, but Solskjaer believes it will be difficult for Klopp’s side to emulate that sustained success at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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Ronaldo had said ‘yes’ to Ferguson for a United return, says Evra

“You know, you talk about the hardest moments (in my United career), I would say maybe this is the one,” Evra was quoted as saying by Manchester United’s official website, manutd.com, when asked about Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo receives his man of the match award from Sir Alex Ferguson.(AP)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo receives his man of the match award from Sir Alex Ferguson.(AP)
Updated on May 05, 2020 04:08 PM IST
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My mother always told me you will come back to Manchester United: Paul Pogba

Pogba came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge but after only making a handful of appearances for the first team in 2011/12 he left for Juventus in the summer.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST
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‘They wanted to kill each other in training’- Michael Owen reveals Manchester United’s mentality under Alex Ferguson

Addressing the same on his former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher’s podcast Greatest Games, Owen said that he had no choice but to join United.
Former Manchester United manager with Sir Alex Ferguson.(File)
Former Manchester United manager with Sir Alex Ferguson.(File)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Manchester United must sack Ed Woodward for transfer market shortcomings: Gary Neville

United have not won a Premier League title since 2013 -- when former manager Alex Ferguson retired -- despite spending nearly one billion pounds ($1.30 billion) on incoming transfers without a director of football to identify potential recruits.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.(REUTERS)
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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Manchester | ByReuters

Arsenal against Manchester United recalls brighter times for faded giants

Manchester United have not won a league title since Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge seven years ago, while Arsenal have to go back to 2004 for the last time they raised the Premier League trophy, during the reign of Arsene Wenger.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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Solskjaer hails fighting spirit but rues another poor overall Manchester United showing

Solskjaer’s side looked dead and buried after trailing 2-0 at halftime on Sunday, having been completely out-played by the newly-promoted side.
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(AP)
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(AP)
Published on Nov 25, 2019 10:57 AM IST
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‘I will kill you...’ - Former England coach reveals shocking row with Alex Ferguson over injured Wayne Rooney

The then England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson rushed Rooney back into the fitness and included him in England’s 23-member squad.
File photo of Sir Alex Ferguson with Wayne Rooney.(Reuters)
File photo of Sir Alex Ferguson with Wayne Rooney.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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Solskjaer faces uphill task to revive Manchester United, says former captain Bruce

The Newcastle boss, who has a poor managerial record against his former club, said despite United’s current struggles, his side would still face a tough battle at St James’s Park as they seek to restore pride following a 5-0 drubbing against Leicester last week.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(REUTERS)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Manchester United not mature enough for title tilt: Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggested the club have a long way to go before attempting to reach the heights they did under his great rival.
File image of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer talking to Aaron Wan-Bissaka(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer talking to Aaron Wan-Bissaka(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Sep 12, 2019 01:53 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Sir Alex Ferguson sends an emotional message to Cristiano Ronaldo for winning Portugese Player of the Year - WATCH

Cristiano Ronaldo’s former coach Sir Alex Ferguson sent out an emotional message after the former won his 10th Portugese Player of the Year award
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo receives his man of the match award from Sir Alex Ferguson after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales Saturday June 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Jan Kruger, UEFA via AP)(AP)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo receives his man of the match award from Sir Alex Ferguson after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales Saturday June 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Jan Kruger, UEFA via AP)(AP)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 06:29 PM IST
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Former Manchester United player Patrice Evra announces retirement

He also played 81 times for France and captained them at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which became famous for the French team strike at Knysna as they were eliminated in the group stages.
File photo of Patrice Evra.(AFP)
File photo of Patrice Evra.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 06:22 PM IST
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Rome | ByAgence France-Presse

Rebuilding Europe’s ‘super’ clubs

While Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp provided more evidence of the Merseyside giants being back in the big time, some of Europe’s ‘superclubs’ showed they have an urgent need to rebuild.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Alisson after the match.(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Alisson after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 21, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhargab Sarmah

Another chance for Barca’s old guard to leave heavier stamp on Europe

Messi, who turns 32 in June, Busquets, who will be 31 in July, and Pique, already 32, have hung on, driving the club through fresh cycles of success.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with Luis Suarez and team mates REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with Luis Suarez and team mates REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 11:30 AM IST
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In an epic year for the English Premier League, a look at its transformation

How did ‘a slum sport played in slum stadiums’ become a globalised TV spectacle awash with obscene amounts of money? Read Michael Cox’s The Mixer
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their second goal against Chelsea on April 14. The English Premier League is in for a frenzied finish.(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their second goal against Chelsea on April 14. The English Premier League is in for a frenzied finish.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson set for return in charity match

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout for a charity match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team’s treble-winning season
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson in attendance at Old Trafford.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson in attendance at Old Trafford.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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Manchester | ByReuters

Premier League: Pogba praises Solskjaer for revitalising Manchester United’s attack

Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and has made the most successful start by any manager in the club’s history, winning his first six games in all competitions.
File image of Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrating after scoring a goal.(REUTERS)
File image of Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrating after scoring a goal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Alex Ferguson delivers rousing call to arms to Manchester United players

Manchester United’s legendary former manager Alex Ferguson delivered a rousing call to arms to the players, insisting they could make the club successful again
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Relish rather than fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer tells Man Utd

The Norwegian’s caretaker spell in charge until the end of the season got off to a dream start as United threw off the shackles, that led to turgid football and deteriorating results under Jose Mourinho, to thrash Cardiff 5-1.
File image of Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 09:45 AM IST
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Manchester | ByAFP

Premier League: Man United thrash Cardiff 5-1 in Solskjaer’s first match

Not since Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge in 2013 had United scored five goals in a single Premier League game and the Red Devils looked a side transformed from the turgid football of Jose Mourinho’s final days in charge.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, with his teammates celebrates his goal against Cardiff City.(AP)
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, with his teammates celebrates his goal against Cardiff City.(AP)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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Cardiff | ByAFP
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