Reds react as FA ends Women’s Super League season

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THE FA STATEMENT The FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has today confirmed the decision to end the 2019/20 season for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship, with immediate effect. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has been in regular consultation …

Sharpe: Why Robbo knew everything about the game

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Sharpe, who made 263 appearances for the club between 1988 and 1996, revealed that manager Sir Alex Ferguson demanded the senior players support their younger, more inexperienced colleagues. And in United’s first title-winning team of the Premier League era – which featured players like Robson, Mark Hughes and Paul Ince – there was no shortage …

Which Barcelona icon inspires Angel Gomes?

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Our 19-year-old has an eclectic taste when it comes to footballing influences, with a number of Brazilian and Argentinian players named among those he has loved watching. Gomes also has fond memories of going to Old Trafford during the 2007/08 season, when a team including his famous godfather, Nani, clinched domestic and European glory. “In …

How United used to train: The 1980s

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Albiston was almost always among the front-runners, not least because he kept active during the close season. He ran “two or three times a week;’ when many team-mates were relaxing on a beach. ”Some lads just wanted to put their feet up for four or five weeks, and it always took them longer to get …

How United used to train: The 1970s

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“Bobby Charlton, Lou Macari and George Best were some of the best when it came to working hard in training. Even those who weren’t good at training were still fit, although I remember Jimmy Nicholl and Jimmy Kelly once struggled on a run from Heaton Park to The Cliff, where we used to train in …

Ryan Giggs: Sir Alex Ferguson had everything

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Giggs, who is currently the manager of the Welsh national team, thinks the differences between the two managers was down to their divergent experiences. While Ferguson had an instinctive understanding with his squads at United, built over lengthy periods of time, van Gaal loved to work on different tactical approaches and ideas, picked up from …

How United used to train: 1960s

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Continuing on from Wilf McGuinness’ insight into how the players were put through their paces in the 1950s, European Cup winning goalkeeper Alex Stepney is up next to shed light on how the men in between the sticks were trained in the 1960s – a time where the backpass rule didn’t exist and where keepers …

Jesse Lingard surprises young United fan

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Amy is involved in Street Reds, one of the many fantastic programmes run by Manchester United Foundation. Lingard has seen first-hand some of the great work our Foundation do, having attended numerous events in recent years, such as visiting his old school in March 2019. “The work the Foundation do with schools is brilliant and …

Match Rewind: Choose your Cantona classic

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In their way stood Liverpool. But in one of the tightest cup finals in recent decades, Cantona again proved the difference, completing his own tale of personal redemption with a dramatic winner in the dying minutes. He became the first man from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to lift the FA Cup – captaining in …

Glory Days: How we won the 2004 FA Cup

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ROUTE TO WEMBLEY Our third-round victory at Aston Villa – Paul Scholes’s five-minute brace making light of Gareth Barry’s first-half opener – was followed by a comfortable 3-0 success at Northampton Town. A Valentine’s Day fifth-round derby pairing resulted in a 4-2 victory over City (and a sending-off for Gary Neville). It was a frantic …