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Blackburn greed will bite them on the bum


The transfer saga of the now concluded move by Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers to Manchester United will come back to haunt the owners at Ewood Park for as long as they remain there. Why? Because they have shown that their word, even if it’s bound by a contract, cannot be trusted. Whether the fee ended up being £16.5 or £20m plus ‘add ons’ as Rovers manager Steve Keen insisted on Sky News, all trust between players, their agents and the club owners has now been lost forever – all for an additional few million!

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The title race is won as United sets a new record


The race is over, a historic record title has been won and it was all down to one man. If the question is asked as to whether Manchester United could have done it without Sir Alex Ferguson the emphatic answer will be a loud ‘NO’. It’s therefore only right for him to have the last word. “It was a fantastic performance by the lads and the supporters and for everybody connected with the club it’s a great day today” he told Sky Sports. “The players worked their socks off to get the result we needed. It wasn’t an easy game, we went 1-0 down having given them a bad goal but we kept on and we don’t give in. It looked like it was not going to be our day, we’ve always had it difficult here. It is a local derby and they are fighting for their lives looking for that point, but we kept going and that’s a good quality.”

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Vidic can’t wait to clinch the title at Blackburn


Nemanja Vidic is a point away from hoisting his first trophy as Manchester United captain – and he thanks the Reds’ critics for creating the platform for the achievement. The 30-year-old Serb has also warned rivals of the champions-elect that Sir Alex Ferguson’s much-maligned new generation of players will get even better next season. In Fergie’s era as Old Trafford boss, only Gary Neville in November 2005 walked into a skipper’s job facing a more daunting task in the aftermath of Roy Keane’s controversial exit, Neville took possession of the armband in a time of transition and turmoil.

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