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Yay or nay?

I’ve never had a problem with Man Utd, was always quite fond of them under Sir Alex albeit I loved Arsenal growing up because of Henry.

Which reminds me... 

 

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Used to follow them a bit when I was younger but couldn't care less these days.

They have a good away following but it's full of absolute wankers. That's been seen anytime they have came up here.

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I don’t really care about Man Utd but I love SAF. 

I see so many similarities between him and Walter Smith in terms of them both being managers who knew their clubs inside out and knew exactly how to manage them.

Obviously all our off field stuff hasn’t helped but it’s no coincidence that both club have struggled to replace them and have suffered on the pitch since they left.

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6 hours ago, Rfc52 said:

Don't give a fuck about any English side tbh 

Nor me, I go to see Ebbsfleet now and again because I can walk there, but the big teams nah.

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What's going on with them at the moment just highlights what a terrific manager SAF was. They've spent over a billion on players since he left and not come close to winning the league whereas he strolled league titles playing guys Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly. Mind blowing. 

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14 minutes ago, SuperPapac05 said:

What's going on with them at the moment just highlights what a terrific manager SAF was. They've spent over a billion on players since he left and not come close to winning the league whereas he strolled league titles playing guys Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly. Mind blowing. 

Steve mclaren was on a podcast yesterday on talkSPORT due to a tech glitch with hawksbee and Jacobs.

its about his career basically, but his time at Man U was interesting 

says he got there (after being convinced to leave derby by his manager to actually go to Man U)  on his first day he asked SAF what he wanted him to do, and fergie replied “well you should know what to That’s why your here.”

he never asked him again, used to stay up till 3 in the morning devising the next days coaching drills, and only expected to last 2 years as Ferguson always evolved.

thats why like them or loathe them United were incredible. It will always be about SAF.

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I spoke to SAF at his charity golf day, around 5 years ago. My boss is a huge St Mirren fan and said he broke his heart when he left them. Started talking about other things, then I mentioned the Rangers job, he said he didn't remember turning it down.

I never could stand Man U, SAF was an incredible manager though 

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20 hours ago, SuperPapac05 said:

What's going on with them at the moment just highlights what a terrific manager SAF was. They've spent over a billion on players since he left and not come close to winning the league whereas he strolled league titles playing guys Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly. Mind blowing. 

That’s why I always make the parallel between him and Smith. Both were managers who knew their leagues and their clubs inside out and knew exactly what to do and what was needed to win games in it.

Because of his man management SAF, much like Smith, could get that extra 10-15% out of a player who probably wasn’t good enough to play at the level they were at.

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Hate them. 

The freefall since Ferguson left has been exceptional, I predicted they would struggle but some seasons especially Moyes one was hilarious viewing.

I remember they won 4 nil at Swansea in Moyes first league game and the fans were convinced he was going to follow Ferguson's long term success. 😂

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Hated them since The Battle of Old Trafford, in 1974/75 season, when we played them in a friendly. 

their support was full of Irish tri colours. There was fighting before, during, and after the game, it was madness. It was my first game following Rangers out of Scotland. It was a friendly too, but there was nothing friendly about their fans, they were animals, and the cops just kept batton  charging our support when it was them lot that started it all.

I met a couple of City fans, who were at the game, and they said that it was the Utd fans from outside Manchester that caused all the trouble, like the Cockney Reds.  They also have a strong Irish following who were there in numbers that day.

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Never really liked them always preferred Liverpool but unfortunately like most English clubs they've lost a bit of their soul since the complete saturation of English top flight football with overpaid overrated foreign expensive players and managers and now owners...SAF's Man Utd were good to watch though

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I grew up in England so as a kid it's hard not to hate them when you've got glory-supporting little shits choosing to support them when their closest links to Manchester is owning an Oasis album.  Plus they are the epitome of the famous prawn sandwich brigade and are the poster child of Premier League commercialism.

That said, their away fans are great, Ferguson's United were clearly special to watch and these days I have developed a bit of a soft spot for teams irrationally hated by the rest of the country because they kept on winning in the 90s.

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