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Will he…and her, be welcome at United?


Despite all the cynical suspicions, the reports persist! Is it be possible that Holland’s Wesley Sneijder can be prised from Inter Milan by Sir Alex Ferguson for the asking price of £25million? The midfielder who is seen as the perfect replacement for the soon to be retired Manchester United legend Paul Scholes may yet end up at Old Trafford in summer if consistent reports in the Italian media are to be believed but be warned.

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Herd and Stapleton: From Arsenal to Old Trafford


The record books show that Viv Anderson was the last big name player to be transferred from Arsenal to Manchester United in 1987 but two earlier signings proved to be just as significant. Few players have shown the knack of finding the net better than former great David Herd did in the sixties. During his seven years at Old Trafford, the Scotland born striker scored 145 times in 265 appearances. Then there was the Irish centre forward Frank Stapleton who had been rejected by United as a teenager. It was therefore ironic that Ron Atkinson had to pay the Gunners £900,000 for his signature in August 1981. Both Herd and Stapleton proved to be inspirational signings for which the Arsenal contribution has to be recognised.

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Jaap Stam remembers the glory year of The Treble


Like every other football club manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made his share of mistakes during his 25 years at Old Trafford but admits that his biggest one was accepting an offer from Lazio for Jaap Stam at the start of the 2001-02 season. Fergie has since made his peace with the central defender who was sold against the backdrop of dressing room revelations in his autobiography and doesn’t mind admitting that he is still troubled by selling the big Dutchman.
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