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  1. Five key Premier League title race moments

    Richard Jolly

    After a campaign full of twists and turns, we pick out a selection of moments that mattered from the Premier League season. * Toe Poke: Top 10 moments of the season 1. Manchester United appoint David Moyes Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. Role reversal from Manchester to Merseyside

    Richard Jolly

    Some put the past behind them as they head into retirement, letting bygones be bygones and consigning old enemies to the depths of their memory banks. Not Sir Alex Ferguson, however, who used the pulpit that publishers granted him to take a few parti...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. The curse of continuity?

    Richard Jolly

    "I always believe a four-year cycle is probably the most you can achieve. There are very, very few teams who can create more than a four-year cycle." -- Sir Alex Ferguson, October 2010 Not for the first time in a career of logic-defying longevity ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. United's old stagers lead the way

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER -- In times of strife, Manchester United take solace from the presence of a record-breaking old-timer. Now Sir Alex Ferguson is confined to the stands and reinventing himself as Glasgow's answer to J.K. Rowling, it is Ryan Giggs' role to p...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  5. Moyes still confronted by Fergie's shadow

    Richard Jolly

    And so to the other Manchester United boss. David Moyes may be the current occupant of the manager's office at Old Trafford, but when his predecessor was holding court at the same time, albeit 200 miles further south, there were empty seats at United...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  6. Rotation a no-win game for Moyes

    Richard Jolly

    Sir Bobby Charlton used to play a game that, by his own admission, he was poor at. Manchester United's record goal scorer helped appoint Sir Alex Ferguson, knew him for decades and had the benefit of private conversations with the manager. Yet when i...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. Europe's big stage beckons for Moyes

    Richard Jolly

    The newcomer isn't quite the novice he seemed. David Moyes is hardly a seasoned veteran of the Champions League but, he was quick to point out, he has featured among the European elite. "I played in the European Cup," he said. And so he did, altho...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. The disappearance of Shinji Kagawa

    Richard Jolly

    Jurgen Klopp is one of football's great non-conformists. And so, when everyone was paying glowing tributes to the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson, the Borussia Dortmund coach was alone in displaying a little dissent. The Scot's selection policy irritated ...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  9. Premier League clubs' greatest managers

    Richard Jolly

    Like beauty, greatness is often in the eye of the beholder. For a select few, it is unquestionable. When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, it was beyond dispute that he ranked among football's finest managers. Quite where he belongs in t...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  10. Manchester United final player ratings

    Richard Jolly

    Robin van Persie: 9.5 An extraordinary debut season at Old Trafford. Van Persie maintained the outstanding form he showed for Arsenal last year but, by transporting it to a team with loftier ambitions, he went a huge way to deciding the title race...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. Tactics Board: Premier League season review

    Richard Jolly

    The 2012-13 Premier League campaign will likely be remembered for Manchester United's 20th title and Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. Tactically, however, it was notable for the enduring reliance on a back four, the decline of the second striker and t...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. United loan duo to Peterborough

    Richard Jolly

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  13. Attack the best form of defence

    Richard Jolly

    ASTON VILLA 2-3 MANCHESTER UNITED If Manchester United's comebacks are a tradition, the formation for many a fightback is old-fashioned. The system Sir Alex Ferguson is most associated with is 4-4-2 or, he would argue with reference to split strik...

    Blog | November 10, 2012