Old Trafford & Mark Hughes

Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 75,811, Old Trafford is the second-largest football stadium in England after Wembley, the third-largest in the United Kingdom and the eleventh-largest in Europe. The stadium is approximately from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent tram station. Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE (born 1 November 1963), is a former Welsh international footballer and the current manager of Queens Park Rangers having joined on 10 January 2012. As an international footballer, he made 72 appearances and scored 16 goals. 5.0/5

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Mark Hughes ecstatic after getting 'huge' point at Old Trafford after poor start to the season
Man Utd 2 Man City 1. December 1992. Mark Hughes beats Keith Curle in the air at Old Trafford
Why no buzz for Mark Hughes as the Van Gaal replacement? He's built something special at Stoke and obviously knows a bit…
Stoke City registered their first Premier League victory in Manchester as Mame Biram Diouf's fine solo effort stunned the champions. Man City 0-1 Stoke Diouf 58′ The Senegal international and former United striker raced 70 yards before slotting under Joe Hart. The hosts could have had a late penalty but Yaya Toure was booked for diving. Stoke had lost all 12 previous league matches at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford and manager Mark Hughes will savour this victory at his former club. The odds were stacked against the visitors who had not even scored at Manchester City in the Premier League By contrast, Manuel Pellegrini's men had failed to hit the net in just one of their last 70 home matches and the Chilean started with Sergio Aguero, who had taken just 23 seconds to score off the bench against Liverpool, up front. The Potters had failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 league matches but a resolute performance from Hughes's side saw them do just that and Diouf's second-half strike capped a . ...
I'm a working class lad from Manchester, England. I grew up a 10 minute walk to United's training ground and a short bus ride to the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford. Man United were my passion (still are), wired into my DNA and I spent every minute as a boy wanting to be like my childhood heroes Bryan Robson & Mark Hughes. Liverpool were the enemies. 45 minute drive away, they bossed the old Division 1 year in year out, played great football & quite honestly we hated them. Hated them for their success and our lack of it at the time. They were our arch rivals and the hatred between the supporters was there for all to see. This took up most of my teenage years as we waited and waited (26 years in fact) to win the league. The era under SAF the roles changed. United's success soared, Liverpool became the also-rans. The hatred between the teams continued with vile abuse seen at games, the ugly face of English football at its worse. Over this period something (far more important than bloody football) has rumble ...
Man Utd last lost when leading at halftime at Old trafford on 7th-May-1984.Mark Hughes had put united up at halftime but Ipswich scored 2 goals in the 2nd half to win 2-1.Insticts tell me Moyes will end this run.
Barcelona 4-0 Man UtdChampions League group stage 1994 The European ban following the Heysel disaster in 1985 had affected English clubs badly, and it would be many years until they truly found their feet again. This was illustrated in 1994 when United, the dominant side in England, were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages, finishing below IFK Gotenborg and Barcelona. In the two games against the Blaugrana, the difference in class was startling. United scraped a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford thanks to an impudent backheel by Lee Sharpe after Romario and Jose Maria Bakero had turned around Mark Hughes' opener, but in the return clash at Camp Nou, Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team' handed their counterparts a footballing lesson with a crushing 4-0 win. Hristo Stoichkov (2), Romario and Albert Ferrer grabbed the goals in a game which signalled one of Sir Alex Ferguson's worst decisions as manager of United when, due to the three- foreigner rule, he dropped iconic goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in f ...
OLD TRAFFORD WILL BE A FORTRESS AGAIN Most of the time you went there expecting to come away with nothing.It was difficult going there - even in the tunnel you felt as though you were 1-0 down already." - Michael Gray, former Sunderland and Blackburn defender Even when I was playing for Manchester United, you thought you had teams beaten in the tunnel. That's not the case now. - Mark Hughes, Stoke City boss and former United striker When you become a United player you become aware of what Manchester United is all about - the great team that Sir Matt Busby created and was then decimated by the Munich air crash…. When you walk down the tunnel, you feel all of that. - Gary Pallister, former United and England defender Our striker Luton Shelton got pulled down by United defender Gabriel Heinze and it was a penalty and a sending-off. But referee Rob Styles gave nothing. Afterwards I said to Sir Alex: 'How did he not get sent off for that?' He replied: 'It's Old Trafford.' It was an intimidating place." - Nei ...
★ MATCH PREVIEW: Stoke City VS. Manchester United ★ ★ THE EXPECTED LINEUPS ★ # Against Manchester United in the League Cup aftermath. This time the team David Moyes will face away from the quarterfinal match against Stoke City. # The team from Old Trafford noted during last weekend's victory over Aston Villa after two hits by Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley. Fortunately, after the meeting of the medical staff of the United not noted any new injuries. Perhaps Darren Fletcher will get another chance to play, this time in a larger dimension. # Stoke City will be weakened by the lack of Robert Huth, who was still recuperating after knee surgery. He returned to training while winger The Potters-Matthew Etherington. His performance, however, is unlikely. # Play Capital One Cup by United have always been treated as a playing field for youth and less playing. However, given the poor disposition in the League this season, perhaps Moyes does not forgive so easily this Cup. Mark Hughes, the Manager of Stoke, ...
(Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL LATEST UPDATES • Manchester City may buy a defender in January if captain Vincent Kompany, 27, continues to struggle with injury. • Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy, 34, has revealed Manchester United made a bid for him when he was at Manchester City in 2010. • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the imminent returns to fitness of forwards Theo Walcott, 24, and Lukas Podolski, 28, means he will not need to buy a striker in January. • Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, 31, remains determined to make a move back to his native Argentina. • Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 21, hopes a good performance in Saturday's derby with Everton will boost his chances of being named in Brazil's 2014 World Cup squad. • West Brom manager Steve Clarke, 50, wants to extend his stay at the club beyond the end of the season when his current deal expires. • Stoke manager Mark Hughes, 50, believes the British Government has cost his club £10m after they denied forward Juan Agudel ...
Ryan Giggs?s 20-Year Football Career with Manchester United As for those who love football in general and Manchester United Club in spectacular, the name “Ryan Giggs” is surely familiar to them because he is among MU’s most legendary veteran wingers. During 20 years playing for the team since Giggs was just 17, he made great achievements and received countless personal prizes including PFA Young Player of The Year in March 1992 and BBC Sports Personality of The Year in December 2009. Furthermore, the 37-year-old was proudly named Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to football by the British Queen. Now, let's take a look back at key moments in the career of Ryan Giggs. August 1990: An image of Ryan Giggs at the start of the season March 1992: Ryan Giggs was named PFA Young Player of The Year April 1992: Ryan Giggs was holding the Rumbelows Cup after Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest May 1993: Paul Ince, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe celebrated with the Premiership trophy i ...
League Cup: Birmingham City 4 Stoke City 4 (aet, pens 2-4) Stoke City overcame Birmingham City on penalties, after throwing three leads away in a thrilling 4-4 League Cup draw at St Andrew's. Stoke had been 3-1 up on Tuesday, following the first-half dismissal of Birmingham’s Wade Elliott, but two late Peter Lovenkrands goals took the game to extra time. Kenwyne Jones then put Stoke back in front but substitute Olly Lee got a 118th-minute equaliser, his first senior goal, to take the game to penalties. Birmingham missed their first two spot kicks, Mitch Hancox and Callum Reilly off target, and though they converted their third and fourth, Stoke scored each of their first three, leaving Steven N'Zonzi to step up and fire home the winner, sending the visitors through to just their second League Cup quarter-final since 1978-79. Stoke boss Mark Hughes made five changes from Saturday’s defeat at Old Trafford and two of his inclusions - Marc Muniesa and Ousama Assaidi - combined to put the Premier League ou ...
“Mark Hughes confirms that Marko Arnautovic was withdrawn at Old Trafford today due to illness.” Unlucky, he had Smalling on toast
Mark Hughes warns Man U that the Old Trafford fear factor has gone
30: Mark Hughes returns to Old Trafford tomorrow, exactly 30 years after making his ManUtd debut in a 2-0 win v Port Vale.
"30 years ago today, Mark Hughes made his debut for United. Today he return to Old Trafford yet again as manager.
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1. Old Trafford ain't what it used to be, says Mark Hughes.
Mark Hughes warns Manchester United that the Old Trafford fear factor has gone .
Liverpool v West Brom, 15:00 The Baggies have been a difficult team for Liverpool to face at times over the last few years, although a degree of that may have stemmed from the inside knowledge their manager Steve Clarke enjoyed after working as Kenny Dalglish’s assistant at Anfield. The famous old ground is the setting for today’s 3pm kick-off, a welcome relief for the home fans I’m sure, and if Liverpool don’t get a win there will be questions asked following their failure to beat 10-man Newcastle last week. BetFair have 26/19 on this being under 2.5 goals, with Luis Suarez 18/5 with VictorChandler as first goalscorer a decent look. Liverpool welcome back midfielder Lucas Leiva, but will be without Jose Enrique and Philippe Coutinho, who is set to make his comeback from a shoulder problem next weekend. West Brom are missing Scott Sinclair, Ben Foster, Zoltan Gera and George Thorne. Manchester United v Stoke, 15:00 Mark Hughes brings his Stoke side to Old Trafford knowing that the home team are th ...
Five Things To Look For David Moyes’ team go on the hunt for all three points against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. It’s a fixture that's gone only one way in recent years... Dominant Reds United have a fine record against Stoke and are unbeaten at home against the Potters since 1976. The Reds have won nine and drawn one of the 10 Premier League meetings between the two sides and the last 10 in all competitions at Old Trafford. This weekend’s visitors have only managed to score three times here since they last left with a point, way back in December 1980. Sparky’s Back Former Reds striker Mark Hughes will be back in familiar surroundings but Sparky has struggled as a manager against his old club. He has won just twice in 15 attempts when managing sides against United, and his only victory as a visitor at Old Trafford came back when he was in charge of Blackburn in 2005. Hughes’ last trip ended with his QPR side beaten 2-0 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes. Van th ...
Bryan Robson feels a famous fixture on foreign soil was his finest game in a long and glorious career with Manchester United. Speaking to ManUtd.com recently, Robbo picked out Rotterdam in 1991 - the night when the Reds beat Catalan giants Barcelona - as his peak performance. And after a typically combative and creative display, the captain lifted the Cup Winners' Cup, the club's first European trophy since Sir Matt Busby's men won the European Cup in 1968. "Everyone seems to say that my best United game was against Barcelona at Old Trafford in 1984, but I disagree," Robbo told us. "Owing to the occasion and what it meant to the club, I would say my best display was the Rotterdam final." Robson, who is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, proved to be a thorn in Barcelona's side all evening and it was his two probing passes that led to Mark Hughes' crucial brace. "Fortunately I managed to help set-up both of Sparky's goals, even though Brucey [Steve Bru ...
Because when all is said and done, money has nothing to do with it. It’s about Newton Heath LYR, Major the St Bernard dog, Billy Meredith, The Busby Babes and the Class of ’92. It’s about Law, Best, Charlton, Edwards, Robson, Keane, Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Ronaldo and Rooney. It’s about Old Trafford, Warwick Road, Sir Matt Busby Way, The Stretford End and the K-Stand. It’s about 1968, 1999 and 2008. It’s about Mark Robins’ header, Steve Bruce’s injury time winner, It’s about Mark Hughes in extra time and Sheringham and Solskjaer in injury time. It’s about the Impossible Dream, the Treble, the wonderful run from Giggs and the Flowers of Manchester. Its about fighting to the end, romance, comebacks, history, drama and re-written scripts. It’s about Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. It’s about the the banks of the River Irwell, Always Looking on the bright side of life, Twelve Cantona’s, United Road, the Red Army. So let’s unite as one, because that is who we are – Manchest ...
Thiago Alcantara has agreed a five-year-deal at Old Trafford, with the move now just needing Manchester United to meet the Barcelona midfielder’s £15 million buy-out clause. Reports in Catalan daily, Sport, suggest the 22-year-old is closing in on a move to the Premier League Champions, with United boss David Moyes admitting he is ready to spend in a bid to end his first season at the club with silverware. Source: The Metro Arsenal have revived their interest in German defensive midfielder Matthias Ginter. Arsene Wenger is a long-time admirer of the 19-year-old, who impressed last term as he helped unfashionable Freiburg finish fifth in the Bundesliga. German media first reported Arsenal’s interest in Ginter back in April, with Freiburg said to value the player at around £6 million. Source: The Metro Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermaine Defoe is a target for new Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, who wants to link him up with former team-mate Peter Crouch. Spurs are seeking a buyer for the £6 million-ra ...
Preview 2013/14: October Fixtures: 5 Oct Sunderland A | 19 Oct Southampton H | 26 Oct Stoke City H First thoughts: The title race gathers pace with the onset of Autumn. Toughest test: Southampton were among the best teams to visit Old Trafford last term according to Sir Alex Ferguson and Mauricio Pochettino’s men are likely to provide another stern challenge this time around. With a great work ethic, bags of flair and plenty of spirit, they’re definitely a team to watch. Subplot: United might face former players John O’Shea, Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown at the Stadium of Light before welcoming ex-Reds striker Mark Hughes back to the Theatre of Dreams - the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup hero is, of course, the new Stoke City boss after the Potters parted company with Tony Pulis. Miles to travel: 298 Last January: P3 W3 D0 L0 (Newcastle 0-3 United, United 4-2 Stoke, Chelsea 2-3 United) Rivals watch: Man City: Everton H, West Ham A, Chelsea A; Chelsea: Norwich A, Cardiff City H, Man City H; Arsenal: West Brom ...
Jose Mourinho is considering bringing goalkeeper Diego Lopez with him from Real Madrid to Chelsea to provide stronger back-up to first-choice Petr Cech next season - LONDON EVENING STANDARD Martin Jol wants to emulate Wigan Athletic's giant- killing exploits and taste cup glory next season - FULHAM CHRONICLE QPR warned Mark Hughes about signing Jose Bosingwa but their former manager did it anyway - FULHAM CHRONICLE Roberto Mancini was just not good enough for the standards expected at Manchester City, says chief executive Ferran Soriano - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole insists Wayne Rooney does have a long-future at Old Trafford - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Liverpool chief Tom Werner says FSG are excited about the future' after Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge - LIVERPOOL ECHO Former star Jan Molby has backed Liverpool's pursuit of Kolo Toure and Kyriakos Papadopoulos this summer - LIVERPOOL ECHO West Ham are lining up a summer move for Liverpool midfielder Jonjo ...
Last 5 managers to draw 0-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League - Arsene Wenger, Steve Coppell, Steve McClaren, Kevin Ball and Mark Hughes
Quarter-final classics With Chelsea next on the agenda for United in the FA Cup, we take a look at Sir Alex's record in the last eight of the competition. Sunday's clash will be the 13th at this stage for the boss since he replaced Ron Atkinson at the Old Trafford helm. Here's our shortlist of the five top last-eight ties... which one was your favourite? 1994: Charlton (H) 3-1 This home clash en route to a first-ever Double was far from straightforward following Peter Schmeichel's sending off. The Dane was dismissed for handling outside his box at the end of the first half but Les Sealey came on and the 10 men still triumphed with Mark Hughes, at the second attempt, and an Andrei Kanchelskis double seeing off the Addicks, who replied through Carl Leaburn. 1999: Chelsea (A) 2-0 After a goalless draw at Old Trafford, many predict the wheels would come off the Treble bid at Stamford Bridge. However, Dwight Yorke volleyed past Ed Goey early on and then added a superb second close to the hour-mark. Peter Schme ...
FA CUP WITH BUDWEISER 5TH ROUND MIDDLESBROUGH VS CHELSEA These clubs first met in 1907; Chelsea have won 53 of the 113 games and Middlesbrough 31. They last clashed in the 2008-09 Premier League season, when Chelsea did the double and took their winning sequence to five since Middlesbrough's 2-1 home triumph in August 2006. Chelsea lead 2-1 in the FA Cup head-to-head standings, with the most significant tie being their 2-0 victory in the Wembley final in May 1997, when Roberto Di Matteo famously scored after 43 seconds, Ruud Gullit became the first foreign manager to win the cup, and Mark Hughes picked up a fourth winners' medal. A trip to Old Trafford awaits the winners, and a quarter-final tie against Manchester United on Saturday 9 March.
ALL of a sudden what is likely to be the game of the season is just around the corner and I am still not sure what to think about the whole affair. In just over a week’s time we will once again be facing the mighty Real Madrid in the Champions League but this time it is going to be very different thanks to a certain number seven. It was always inevitable that sooner or later Cristiano Ronaldo would turn up at Old Trafford in the famous all-white strip of his new team. But the big question is how do you cope with seeing one of your best ever players and all time favourites turning up to play against us? Thankfully it is not something that we have not had to experience that often at Old Trafford.  As Tommy Docherty once said there is only one direction you tend be heading when you leave Manchester United and that is downtown.   Manchester United Legends Of course plenty of big names have left us but generally speaking very few have managed to move on to bigger and better things. Paul Ince, Mark Hughes, ...
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says modern management is so precarious it is "impossible" to predict who could replace him at Old Trafford. The 71-year-old Scot, who has been in charge at the club for 26 years, plans on staying in the job for another "two or three" years. And he says it is too early for United to consider a successor yet. Ferguson said: "There's no-one on the agenda, I can assure you." "I'm hoping to stay on for a bit of time anyway." Ferguson could be thinking of Chelsea's decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo - only six months after winning the Champions League and FA Cup - when he talks about management being a "precarious industry". Over Christmas Sean O'Driscoll lost his job at Nottingham Forest within hours of beating promotion rivals Leeds 4-2, and Henning Berg was dismissed only 10 games into his Blackburn reign. With that in mind Ferguson is refusing to be drawn on candidates to take over his mantle at Old Trafford. "It's very difficult because over the years names have ...
Newcastle will collect just £5m if star striker Demba Ba leaves the club during January's transfer window. He has a clause allowing him to quit if the Magpies are offered £7.5m - with £2.5m of this going to the player himself. Meanwhile, Arsenal are keen to sign the Senegalese player although Arsene Wenger is said to be concerned about his £80k-a-week demands - as Ba has a history of knee problems - (THE SUN) Former referee Graham Poll says officials are 'scared to discipline' Alex Ferguson - especially in Manchester - because it could result in them not taking charge again at Old Trafford for 'an extended period of time' - (DAILY MAIL) Mark Hughes has been linked with a return to managerless Blackburn Rovers who sacked Henning Berg on Thursday - (DAILY STAR) Paris St Germain are reportedly keen on signing Everton's Leighton Baines for £15m - (THE SUN) Cristiano Ronaldo remains on course to quit Real Madrid next summer with both Manchester giants - along with French club PSG - the favourites to secur ...
United's Xmas *** by 10 points, but United reduced the arrears with one of the finest festive results of the Sir Alex era. It was a must-win match and Andy Cole gave United the perfect start, hitting an angled side-footed drive in the sixth minute before Roy Keane fired home after the break. The gap was down to seven points and the title race was back on. 28/12/1992: United 5 Coventry City 0 Just two days after a thrilling comeback at Hillsborough, United welcomed on-song Coventry to Old Trafford, needing a return to winning ways. It took Ryan Giggs only six minutes to float home a glorious opener on the turn, before Mark Hughes slotted in a second. An Eric Cantona penalty and late strikes from Lee Sharpe and Denis Irwin had all onlookers purring, including Sky Blues boss Bobby Gould. “It was magnificent, a wonderful advertisement,” said the Coventry manager. “Some of the football was a delight to behold.” 29/12/1993: Oldham Athletic 2 United 5 Two years after United had hit the Latics for si ...
Top Manchester Derbys 1) Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City Premier League; 20th September, 2009 Michael Owen’s spell at Old Trafford didn’t quite go as the former England international would have hoped, but he’ll always be remembered for scoring the winner in the 96th minute of this pulsating derby. Both sides traded goals throughout, with Wayne Rooney opening the scoring before Gareth Barry’s equaliser. Darren Fletcher and Craig Bellamy both bagged braces, before Owen’s late intervention gave the hosts all three points. Mark Hughes fumed as United capitalised in ‘Fergie Time’, as Owen was found in space and fired low across Shay Given.
Harry Redknapp watched from the stands as Manchester United came from behind to beat his new Queens Park Rangers side at Old Trafford. QPR, who announced Redknapp as their new boss on Saturday morning, led when Jamie Mackie pounced from close range. Headers from Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher, on his first league start for over a year, put United in command. Substitute Javier Hernandez stroked in the third as Sir Alex Ferguson's men moved top of the Premier League table. United's three goals in the space of eight second-half minutes puts the pressure firmly back on neighbours Manchester City, who know they can return to the summit by beating Chelsea on Sunday. QPR, who sacked Redknapp's predecessor Mark Hughes on Friday, stay bottom of the table as they remain without a victory in their opening 13 matches. But there will be plenty of positives for Redknapp to take from the match before he assumes control on Monday. Under the guidance of Hughes's former coaches Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, the hard-w ...
Unconfirmed reports a thunderous Mark Hughes is on his way to Old Trafford with a shotgun
Hmmm, Mark Hughes gone and Harry Redknapp is now managing QPR 24 hours later. Ha, ha and they are playing Man u at Old Trafford. I see a slaughter coming!
LONDON (SE) - The Premier League's bottom club Queens Park Rangers will be without a manager when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday.Rangers have suffered the worst start to a Premier League season by any side for almost two decades, with just four points from 12 games, and that dismal sequence of results led to the London club terminating the contract of manager Mark Hughes on Friday."The Board of Directors wish to thank Mark for his commitment, hard work and dedication in his ten months in charge," read a statement released on the club's official website. "Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change."The Board will now be working actively to put a new managerial structure in place as soon as possible."Rangers are the first club to be without a win at this stage of a top-flight season since Norwich City in 2004, and t ...
Ryan Giggs moved to England, from Wales, at the age of seven. He joined Dean's Youth FC where he learned how to play football. On his fourteenth birthday Alex Ferguson went to Ryan Giggs' home in Swinton, Manchester, to ask him to sign schoolboy forms. Ken Barnes, City's chief scout, had already confirmed they would not be signing him. Their loss was Manchester United's gain, and the rest as they say is history! At 16, Ryan signed amateur forms (YTS) and turned professional in November 1990, just after his 17th birthday. The most rare and exciting talent to emerge at OT since George Best. His League debut for Manchester United came on 2nd March 1991, against Everton at Old Trafford, as a substitute for Denis Irwin. His first League start was in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford at the end of the same season, when he scored the only goal of the match. His childhood heroes were Mark Hughes and Ian Rush. Whilst at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs has already won a fistful of medals: League Cup 1992, League C ...
QPR have Man U this Shabbat at Old Trafford. Interestingly, there will be a number of people present who were there for the Jan 1st 1992 4-1 Whipping: Ferguson (obviously), Mark Hughes ( who played for Man U - now -still- managing QPR ) , Mike Phelan ( who played for Man U - now Man U Assistant Manager) and Ryan Giggs (came on as Sub- and is still playing!). - I'm guessing though that we are gonna be the Whipping boys this time round!
It makes perfect sense, therefore, that he is thinking ahead to make sure United are in the best possible shape when he eventually retires - and he is likely to have the deciding say on who succeeds him at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are, in Ferguson’s mind, the only two candidates who can take on a job that is virtually impossible. How do you replace the greatest club manager ever, a man who has won 12 Premier League titles? It is not a task that someone like David Moyes could take on with confidence given he has never won a trophy with Everton. Nor is it a job for a United legend like Ryan Giggs or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Yes, they are certainly the type of figures who know the club and are worth having in the coaching set-up, but the job is too big for them. A few years ago, the likes of Roy Keane, Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes were all being mentioned as potential replacements for Ferguson but would not even make a 50-man longlist now. No. Replacing the best requires the best. Ferguson ...
Just outside Old Trafford's Europa Suite, a matter of yards away from Sir Alex Ferguson as the 70-year-old discusses his 17th consecutive Champions League campaign, is a corridor framed by pictures of previous forays onto the continent. PA Photos Manchester United get a rough welcome at the airport There are images of Mark Hughes and Eric Cantona, two of the warriors of Ferguson's first great side, scrapping with Galatasaray. They were the days when United were greeted at the Ali Sami Yen stadium by banners proclaiming 'Welcome to *** . It was an inferno where Cantona and Bryan Robson were attacked by policemen after the final whistle. They are distant days - so distant that Robson will be 56 in January - and came at a time when Ferguson experienced teething troubles in the Champions League. As they prepare for a reunion with Galatasaray, it is a reminder of more recent troubles that exercise the Manchester United manager's mind now. Having reached three of the previous four finals, their 2011-12 Champio ...
Test your knowledge by jotting down answers to the questions below, then click the link at the bottom of the page to find out how you got on... 1) Aston Villa welcome Everton this weekend, but which side has scored more goals league goals since the Premier League began in 1992? 2) Newcastle travel to Chelsea where Eden Hazard comes face to face with which former team-mate? 3) Fulham face a daunting task at Man United. What was the Cottagers' biggest ever Premier League victory at Old Trafford? a) 0-2 b) 0-3 c) 1-3 d) They've never beaten Man United at Old Trafford 4) Mark Hughes locks horns with Chris Hughton at Carrow Road - which manager racked up more international caps as a player? 5) Southampton will enjoy top flight football at St Mary's again when Wigan come to town - how many times have these two sides met in the Premier League? a) 0 b) 2 c) 4 d) 6 6) Reading visit Sunderland in the Premier League for the first time since September 2007 - what was the score that day? a) Sunderland 1-1 Reading b) S ...
Latest EPL news Man. City 10.7.12 Mancini extends Manchester City stay Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has agreed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions. The 47-year-old Italian replaced Mark Hughes in December 2009 and led City to FA Cup success last year, before last season's title triumph when they lifted their first top-flight crown since 1968. City won the title in the most dramatic circumstances, with stoppage-time goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero securing a dramatic 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers in their final game of the season. Kudo to Naija Man City group QPR 10.7.12 QPR take Park from Manchester United South Korean midfielder Park Ji-Sung left Premier League giants Manchester United for Queens Park Rangers in a bid to get more first-team action. The 31-year-old spent seven years at Old Trafford after arriving from PSV Eindhoven, scoring 27 goals in 203 appearances for United. Park has agreed a two-year deal. He becomes Rangers' sixth summer signing and ...
Mark Hughes aiming for a statue outside Old Trafford today.. Its yours if you want it hard enough, just like my *** virginity if you do this for me sparky..
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra still believes his side could *** the title from rivals Manchester City on the final day of the season. United, second on goal difference, require either City to slip up at home to QPR or an improbable landslide win over Sunderland to edge back in front. "Maybe people will say I'm crazy, but I still believe," said Evra. "I know destiny is not in our hands. If we want to keep believing in the miracle, we have to beat Sunderland." Manchester City have collected 52 from a possible 54 points at Etihad Stadium this season, while QPR have lost 13 times on the road this season - more than any other side in the top flight. But, after United's 2-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told fans at Old Trafford this weekend could mark "the biggest celebration of our lives". He also suggested relegation-threatened Rangers, managed by former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes, would not lack motivation to ruin the leaders' party plans. Evra believes the .. ...
Oh well, it's down to Mark Hughes & his men to help us?! Either way delighted with my new t-shirt from Old Trafford!!
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Mark Hughes's response to Lee Mason's penalty award/red card at Old Trafford: "The key thing from my point of view is you have to be 100% right to give the decisions and at the moment I think people are guessing and hoping that they get decisions correct. I think that was the case today. You should have confidence that the referees are going to make the key decisions in the game and, just lately, I think a lot of managers have lost faith in them."
Mark Hughes and Bryan Robson are the only mangers to have played for Man Utd under Fergie and beaten us at Old Trafford (once each).
Mark Hughes returns to Old Trafford, hoping to pull an Easter Bunny out of his QPR top hat. Si...
United legend Mark Hughes brings QPR to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Mark Hughes believes United will win the title this year, but is determined to cause an upset when his QPR side visit Old Trafford.
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes his former team-mate Mark Hughes to make QPR formidable opponents in Easter Sunday's Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford.
Qpr will roll over at Old Trafford because Mark Hughes is the manager...
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