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Why the Old Trafford veterans keep going


Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has copped plenty of flak from some quarters for giving his trio of veterans a further 12 month contract to remain at Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes all came through the Manchester United youth system under the watchful eyes of then youth team coach Eric Harrison but the man who had so much decisive input into their development firmly believes that all three fully deserve to have their careers extended.

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David May have become a cult hero with fans


It has been over seven years since David May last set foot on the hallowed turf of  Old Trafford but his face will remain enshrined within hearts of  Manchester United fans forever for his part in the success of the club during the 90’s. Even those who hold United in contempt will remember the image of May perilously perched on a chair peering over the shoulders of  Nicky Butt as he celebrated their Champions League victory and the sealing of an historic treble in 1999.

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Player factory still churning out talent


Watching former Manchester United starlets Jonathan Greening and Erik Nevland bravely battling away for Fulham in a vain attempt to try and salvage something for their club last weekend one could not help but wonder how often they must have thought of what might have been when looking back on their careers.

The 31 year old Greening made 14 senior appearances in midfield during his 3 years at Old Trafford between 1998 and 2001 before going on to build a decent career for himself at Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion then settling at Fulham last year. Read the full story

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