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He's Not The Messiah, He's A Very Naughty Boy


In news that will bring a superior smirk to the faces of many a United fan, news has emerged that, after six months in the job, Rafael Benitez has been sacked by Inter Milan, the same Inter Milan who, after winning an incredible treble last season under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, are currently sat in 7th position in Serie A, 13 points behind the leaders, AC Milan, albeit with two games in hand. The reason for the dismissal is simple. Read the full story

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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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A tribute to the Father of Manchester United


The rich history of Manchester United is full of red letter days. Think February 6 for obvious, tragic reasons, May 26 for possibly its greatest ever day when United completed what was thought to be an unachievable treble and 6 November when Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed manager at Old Trafford.

Another which is arguably the most significant of all is 27 October when a young Matt Busby took charge of his first ever match at United in 1945. Who could have predicted then that Busby would go on to remain in the job for a quarter of a century? The club official website manutd.com ran a feature last week on that 65 year anniversary which Truly Reds believes should be reproduced in tribute to a great man who became known as the Father of Manchester United.

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