At MM we decided we would spend International Older Person’s Day choosing our top five elderly Mancunians – after much debate, here’s our list!
Comment: Robshaw legacy tarnished, Manchester United back where they belong and Fury cleverer than he looks
Rarely could a player with such overwhelmingly admirable qualities have faced such a difficult time endearing himself to his nation as Chris Robshaw.
Comment: Man Utd need on pitch entertainment from Van Gaal, English cricket turns corner, Joshua marches on
The sight of Anthony Martial turning Martin Skrtel into human origami was a stark reminder of the magic that has been sadly lacking at Manchester United since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United great Paul Scholes said what was on everyone’s minds however when he called watching his old club ‘miserable’ in his newspaper column on Friday.
Former Manchester United boss Ferguson agreed a rearranged date with the conference club to ensure he could open the community sports hall.
Professional wordsmith Tony Walsh has been named as the first Poet in Residence for the Great Manchester Run.
Louis van Gaal has been touted as having turned the corner during his side’s ongoing 11-match unbeaten run, and there has even been increasing talk of a possible title challenge, yet his record is arguably worse than Moyes’ and comes on the back of an unprecedented summer spending spree.
The relative lack of current success for both clubs is threatening to take some of the bite out this most tempestuous of clashes.
Phelan, who spent five years as Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man at Old Trafford before leaving when David Moyes took over the reins in 2013, says the new regime under Louis van Gaal could be the reason for United’s injuries this term.
Van Gaal’s United side face seven games in the next 31 days and a victory in their first, against Stoke City this evening, would see United record four straight wins for only the second time since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
Keane, who spent 12 years at the heart of United’s dominating midfield before controversially departing Old Trafford in 2005, took up the assistant manager post at Villa Park in the close-season.