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Johnny Giles remembers his early days at United

Here’s some free advice to younger Manchester United fans. The older you get, the sharper your memories become especially when it’s involved with football. The strange thing is that you tend to remember special names that may have been forgotten by most others. A perfect example is former Ireland international John Giles who after winning an FA Cup medal with United in 1963 went on to become a legend for both Ireland and Leeds United but it’s the six years spent at United that sticks in one’s memory.

Queiroz could be on the way back to Old Trafford

In a surprise move which could have consequences for Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant Mike Phelan, former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz could be on his way back to Old Trafford for the THIRD time. The Portuguese coach was sacked as national team manager last week after he was banned for six months by Portugal’s anti doping authority. He was alleged to have insulted drug testers as they arrived at Portugal’s pre World Cup training camp ahead of their departure to South Africa.

Was Keano Manchester United’s best ever captain?

Former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane ‘was the best captain any club could have ever wanted’ or so I thought until these “incidents” came to light. He demanded players gave everything for the club and he got it out of them mainly through being so scary that no one would ever argue with captain psycho. But there’s no denying that he was a cantankerous bugger. Here are some of the most memorable moments where Keano was feeling a little pissed off with the world. It made me stop and think for a minute but guess what? Despite his outbursts, I still think Roy Keane ‘was the best captain any club could have ever wanted.’