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    Think some United fans underestimate SAF's influence on the team. Do you really think you'd have cruised to the title this season without him? He instilled that winning mentality into the team and he made the players give that extra 10%. It's definitely the end of an era, you won't be guaranteed a trophy each season now, if Moyes comes in there will be a lot of pressure on him to do what SAF has done, which is close to impossible. I think the news today is good for English football in general, as it lessens the gap between United and the other big teams. Next season will be extremely interesting, Chelsea, City and United will definitely challenge, and possibly Arsenal if we sign a few top players and Spurs if they keep hold of Bale and make a few additions.
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    Been in a state of shock all day tbh.. Found out during a morning lecture that Sir Alex has decided to retire.. What a great man and manager, will always remember him for all the memories he has provided.

    Not a big fan of Moyes coming in tbh. I'm not a fan for anyone to come in really but his record against the top four is poor. How is he going to match up to the likes of Bayern, Barca, Madrid? Would rather have Mourinho come in for a couple of years before someone takes the club for the long term. It's worrying to see how heavily favored he is for the job. Will Moyes be able to attract the big names to United? Somehow i don't think so.


    (Original post by Brainiac)
    Im going to stick my neck out and say that evra has been Manchester uniteds best left back of the ferguson era, no need to get rid of him, has been a stand out performer this year (following 2 poor seasons). Michael cox wrote a piece today on Manchester united's best 11 under ferguson, cant find the article now though....

    i hope there is more chance of rooney staying now, my favourite player.
    Best left back of Ferguson era has to be Denis Irwin. Even towards the end of his career, he was crucial to the treble winning season. If anything the chances of Rooney staying are significantly lower, Moyes and Rooney hardly get along do they? Being a new manager at United, you will want to put your foot down and he may be sold to prove a point.
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    Giggs and Scholes to take over as a two man management team? :cool:
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    Giggs and Scholes to take over as a two man management team? :cool:
    Giggs is 5th favourite to become our new manager, just behind Ole.
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    Personally, I would like mourinho to come in for a couple of years and then be replaced by one of the united players currently learning their trade. Thinking mainly of solskjaer, having made a good start managing Molde (where he has won 2 league titles, in a league where 1 or 2 clubs had been dominant). Wouldnt mind seeing ryan giggs/gary neville/paul scholes in the back room staff.
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    Giggs and Scholes to take over as a two man management team? :cool:
    Latest from the Times live feed was that Moyes will be manager and Giggs and Scholes will be on the coaching staff. Would make sense really. As many United fans have mentioned earlier, I also think Moyes is overrated, he hasn't won an away game against any of the traditional top four in 11 years as Everton manager? That's shocking. But then again if he was given more transfer funds at Everton he would have led them to a few more top four finishes. I'm not so sure you should appoint someone straight away. Wait and see if Klopp and Jose want the job.
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    Share price will take a big hit i reckon, though perhaps not a permanent one.

    We should sign someone big to counteract that
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    I wouldnt put too much trust in the betting market, Harry redknapp was a massive favourite to become England manager. A couple of people must have lumped money on moyes this morning, the market adjusted accordingly and now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Not saying it wont happen, but the betting market means very little- pure speculation.
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    SSN saying david moyes in a meeting with his chairman right now
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    WTF is that?!
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    (Original post by Brainiac)
    Im going to stick my neck out and say that evra has been Manchester uniteds best left back of the ferguson era, no need to get rid of him, has been a stand out performer this year (following 2 poor seasons). Michael cox wrote a piece today on Manchester united's best 11 under ferguson, cant find the article now though....

    i hope there is more chance of rooney staying now, my favourite player.
    For me, Irwin> Evra. He was very consistent, still crucial in his later years and excellent at set pieces. Evra has been very solid bar the other season Tbf.
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    (Original post by Brunette_Gem)
    WTF is that?!
    It's a disgusting creature that irritates anyone in it's presence, the thing next to it is a Mole Rat.
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    It's a disgusting creature that irritates anyone in it's presence, the thing next to it is a Mole Rat.
    Well played, Sir.
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    (Original post by River85)
    NOOOOOO!!!!!!



    The difficulty is, even if his health (beside the hip operation) is decent, he is in his 70s. It's easy saying "I'll remain as long as my health is good", but his health can change rapidly. He wants to leave on a high, rather than have some Brian Clough type exit (not that I'm suggesting we'll get relegated in just a couple of seasons :p: )
    I guess so. I would imagine he would have been thinking about this for a while tbh AMD would explain why he was so distraught after losing to Madrid. Tbh it is nice to see him as a director of football as he will still be there to pass his knowledge to the successor. Hopefully, giggs and scholes will be coaches to keep the philosophy/ mentality going and it seems very surreal to me still though.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    Well played, Sir.
    One has to mock Suarez at any given opportunity lol.
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    Ideally, I would have wanted Mourinho until he decides its time to leave, the bring in Ole Gunner Solskjear, With Gary Neville as his assistant. Giggs as First team coach, Scholes can be a specialist coach and Giggs as a Director of football.
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    From here to making headlines all over the world, Fergie redefined the term Manager.
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    Very very sad. Next year is going to be very weird seeing someone else sit in Fergie's seat. :moon:
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    (Original post by FuLLuPMepOrtION)
    HA tw a ts glad 2 here that ferguson has finally been fired.
    My IQ dropped significantly when I read your post.
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    Judging by some of the usually reliable twitter sources, looks like its David Moyes.

    He's had an average budget of £800K/year at Everton. Bet he's gonna love having £80m to spend instead lol.
 
 
 
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