Henrik Larsson’s Impact Indelibly Etched at Old Trafford


He came, he played, he conquered. Those words have never rung more true in the case of Henrik Larsson’s incredible impact on Manchester United in the winter of 2007. Larsson won the unqualified admiration and respect of Sir Alex Ferguson during those two months. However, as the United manager revealed later, he wanted to sign…

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Berbatov – The Heart-Breaking Genius


September 1, 2008. Dimitar Berbatov arrived at Manchester United after a prolonged transfer saga, Sir Alex Ferguson breaking the club transfer fee record by splashing out £30 million to land the Bulgarian striker from Tottenham Hotspur. August 31, 2012. Dimitar Berbatov parts ways with Manchester United as he heads to Fulham, having rejected the advances…

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Fellaini The Superhero As Robin Plays Sidekick


Robin van Persie’s bow may have been the most eagerly anticipated Manchester United debut since Wayne Rooney’s introduction in 2004 but it was overshadowed and upstaged by a truly magnificent performance by Everton’s record signing, Marouane Fellaini. This was an inauspicious start, an underwhelming unveiling. United started the match with two midfielders in defence, their…

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The Curious Case of Alex Ferguson’s Tactics


Manchester United’s recent failings in the Champions League have been a blot on Sir Alex Ferguson’s trophy illustrated managing career and have prompted critics to term this as the “beginning of the end” of his reign as British football’s most successful manager. The fire still burns as brightly as it did when he took over…

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Top of the League – The United Way


As Paul Scholes decided to hang up his boots at the end of last season, the consensus was that Manchester United would go all out to sign a playmaker in the summer transfer window. For quite a while Wesley Sneijder’s arrival seemed imminent but his ludicrous wage demands led to an impasse and eventually contract…

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