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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)

Xavi can be Barca’s Alex Ferguson, says presidential hopeful

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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.
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Manchester United(Twitter)
Manchester United(Twitter)

Manchetsr United have the mentality to be league champions, says Fernandes

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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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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)

Four years since signing, Pogba’s role at Manchester United remains unclear

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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.
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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)

Emotional Evra slams Manchester United after Spurs defeat

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 02:22 PM IST
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.
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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)

Europa League: Manchester United punished as old frailties at both ends return

By Reuters | COLOGNE
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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.
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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)

Ferguson forgives Klopp for late-night call after Liverpool title triumph

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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.
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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)

Rashford to receive University of Manchester honorary doctorate

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:08 PM IST
The 22-year-old will join club greats Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton in receiving the honorary doctorate, the highest honour the university bestows.
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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)

Ferguson congratulates old rival Dalglish on Liverpool’s title win

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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.
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)

Manchester United boss Solskjaer admits ‘hurt’ over Liverpool title triumph

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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.
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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)

Ronaldo had said ‘yes’ to Ferguson for a United return, says Evra

By Indo Asian News Service | Manchester
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:08 PM IST
“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.
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)

My mother always told me you will come back to Manchester United: Paul Pogba

By Asian News International | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST
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.
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Former Manchester United manager with Sir Alex Ferguson.(File)
Former Manchester United manager with Sir Alex Ferguson.(File)

‘They wanted to kill each other in training’- Michael Owen reveals Manchester United’s mentality under Alex Ferguson

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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.
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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.(REUTERS)
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.(REUTERS)

Manchester United must sack Ed Woodward for transfer market shortcomings: Gary Neville

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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.
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match.(REUTERS)

Arsenal against Manchester United recalls brighter times for faded giants

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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.
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Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(AP)
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(AP)

Solskjaer hails fighting spirit but rues another poor overall Manchester United showing

By Reuters | Sheffield
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:57 AM IST
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.
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File photo of Sir Alex Ferguson with Wayne Rooney.(Reuters)
File photo of Sir Alex Ferguson with Wayne Rooney.(Reuters)

‘I will kill you...’ - Former England coach reveals shocking row with Alex Ferguson over injured Wayne Rooney

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 02:59 PM IST
The then England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson rushed Rooney back into the fitness and included him in England’s 23-member squad.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(REUTERS)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.(REUTERS)

Solskjaer faces uphill task to revive Manchester United, says former captain Bruce

By Agence France-Presse | Manchester
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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.
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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)

Manchester United not mature enough for title tilt: Arsene Wenger

By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:53 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:29 PM IST
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
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File photo of Patrice Evra.(AFP)
File photo of Patrice Evra.(AFP)

Former Manchester United player Patrice Evra announces retirement

By Agence France-Presse | Rome
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 06:22 PM IST
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.
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Alisson after the match.(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp shakes hands with Alisson after the match.(REUTERS)

Rebuilding Europe’s ‘super’ clubs

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 11:30 AM IST
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.
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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)

In an epic year for the English Premier League, a look at its transformation

By Soumya Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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
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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)

Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson set for return in charity match

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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.
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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.(Action Images via Reuters)

Alex Ferguson delivers rousing call to arms to Manchester United players

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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
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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)

Relish rather than fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer tells Man Utd

By AFP | Manchester
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 09:45 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By AFP | Cardiff
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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.
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Soccer Football - Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester United vs Sevilla - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - March 13, 2018 A Manchester United flag is waved before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester United vs Sevilla - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - March 13, 2018 A Manchester United flag is waved before the match(REUTERS)

I’ll be back: Phelan assures A-League club after Man Utd move

By AFP | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Phelan is sporting director of the A-League side -- the club that handed an unsuccessful trial to sprint king Usain Bolt -- and vowed to be back “as soon as I can”.
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Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo joins teammates during a walkabout inside the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.(AFP)
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo joins teammates during a walkabout inside the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.(AFP)

Returning Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

By AFP | Manchester
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Ronaldo made his name in Manchester, winning the first of his five Champions League and three Premier League titles under the tutelage of Alex Ferguson, for whom he still retains the highest regard.
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