Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has told CNN that football must eradicate all forms of racism, following recent high-profile incidents in England which have brought the matter back into sharp focus.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson signaled his intention to stay at the English Premier League champions for at least three more years but struggling Blackburn wrecked his 70th birthday celebrations with a stunning 3-2 win at Old Trafford Saturday.
Alex Ferguson celebrates 25 years as Manchester United manager on Sunday, and the Scotsman has called his reign at Old Trafford a "fairytale."
Roberto Mancini's cool reaction will only have made the defeat smart all the more. "Is this a great day for Manchester City?" he was asked. "It will be a great day when we win the Barclays Premier League," he said, having offered Sir Alex Ferguson his hand looking as fearful as the rest of us as to what the Manchester United manager might do with it after a 1-6 drubbing. "Now, we've only won one game." Which is true enough, but this was the kind of game, the kind of result, the kind of performance that encourages grand conclusions in the heat of the moment: David Silva is the finest player in the country; the title is already City's to lose; Rio Ferdinand is finished.
It is usually best to be tentative in one's assessment of the preseason [unless of course the subject is Mario Balotelli, in which case a casual backheel is definitely the end of his Manchester City career, if not the end of soccer as we know it]. Remember Tottenham Hotspur's abysmal start to the 2008-09 season? In the summer weeks before they lost to Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Hull and virtually everyone else on their way to the bottom of the table, Juande Ramos' side had gone unbeaten and racked up a plus-28 goal difference.
Park Ji-Sung will sign a new two-year contract with Manchester United, according to the English football champions' manager Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri will not be moving to Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has predicted his side's Champions League clash with Spanish champions Barcelona could be the best of all time.
We really should know better by now. From the "Ta ra Fergie" banner of 1989, to Alan Hansen's insistence that "you'll win nothing with kids" in the mid-1990s, to the epilogues penned after three seasons trailing in Arsenal's and Chelsea's wake in the noughties, the lesson is clear: write off Sir Alex Ferguson at your peril. Perhaps too many hanker to be the first to forecast the decline of his incredible tenure. Perhaps there wasn't much wrong with calling this United side -- unbeaten until February but only intermittently convincing victors -- the "Crap Invincibles." Certainly, however, those pronouncements underestimated or ignored Ferguson's ken over the course of a long campaign.
Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League final after the English Premier League side thrashed Schalke 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday for a comfortable 6-1 aggregate win.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted he is "envious" of the success Real Madrid have enjoyed in the European Champions League.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been banned for five matches following his outburst against referee Martin Atkinson, the English Football Association (FA) said Wednesday.
For seasoned Alex Ferguson-watchers, the media blackout (reportedly set to end Friday) after Manchester United's loss to Liverpool did not come as a huge surprise. The manager has kept relations with reporters to a minimum for a number of years now; neither the BBC (which once had the temerity to report on his son Jason's involvement in United player transfers ) nor Her Majesty's football press corps is afforded his cooperation after matches these days. Even the club's own TV channel, MUTV (nicknamed "Pravda-TV" by the print media), has felt his wrath before. In October 2005, Ferguson and CEO David Gill stopped the broadcasting of a Roy Keane interview in which the midfielder had made disparaging remarks about some teammates. A few years later, Ferguson complained about the critical line of questioning from a MUTV reporter.
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has revealed that the English Premier League leaders will not make any major signings in the January transfer window.
Veteran Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will retire at the end of this season, according to his Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
Few Manchester derbies have ever been so hyped; few have ever been so disappointing. It was a game that yielded just one chance of note: the free-kick that Carlos Tevez curved toward the top corner after 35 minutes. The effort lacked pace, though, and Edwin van der Sar was able to make a simple enough diving save. And while most were probably bored rigid, Sir Alex Ferguson could congratulate himself on a job well done.
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has hailed the Champions League as the best football tournament on the planet, describing the World Cup as worse than a trip to the dentist.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson answers questions sent in by the CNN audience.
CNN World Sport will be conducting an exclusive interview with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson -- and we want our viewers to set the agenda of what we ask him.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and CNN's Terry Baddoo preview the new European season.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has defended the club's American owners telling CNN he has "no complaints" with the way they have done their job.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that he may not sign any more players before the start of next season.
Alex Ferguson insists he has no intention to quit as manager of English Premier League champions Manchester United after speculation suggested he would walk away at the end of next season.
The Football Association have handed Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson a two-match touchline ban for his comments about referee Alan Wiley's fitness.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes governing body UEFA should consider a system which will enable clubs to appeal against bookings.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted an English Football Association (FA) charge of improper conduct after he publicly questioned the fitness of referee Alan Wiley.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged by the English Football Association for his critical remarks about the fitness of referee Alan Wiley.
Alex Ferguson has apologized for his comments about referee Alan Wiley after the Football Association requested an explanation of his description of the official as "unfit" following Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
The English Football Association have written to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, asking him to explain comments he made about referee Alan Wiley following the 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson hailed his side's rollercoaster 4-3 victory over neighbors Manchester City at Old Trafford as the "best derby of all time."
Alex Ferguson has branded English Premier League rivals Manchester City "cocky" ahead of their top-of-the-table derby clash with United on Sunday.
Manchester United have signed Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf, less than a week after manager Alex Ferguson said their spending in the close season transfer window was at an end.
Alex Ferguson handed Michael Owen the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford and then dropped a strong hint that Manchester United's spending in the summer transfer window was at an end.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson admitted his team had lost to the better side after going down to a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in Rome.
Manchester United supremo Alex Ferguson admits he will be "slaughtered" if the unfamiliar team he fields in Sunday's final domestic game hands opponents Hull City a Premier League lifeline.
Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson was in confident mood ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against English rivals Arsenal.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a stinging attack on Rafael Benitez, branding his Liverpool counterpart as 'arrogant'.
Alex Ferguson says he's glad he won't have to decide who succeeds him at Old Trafford.
Alex Ferguson talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about life at MUFC, Cristiano Ronaldo and winning more European trophies.
Having won 24 trophies in 23 seasons, Alex Ferguson has established himself as the most successful manager in British football history.
Manchester United FC manager Alex Ferguson tells CNN's Pedro Pinto he would like to win more European trophies.
Alex Ferguson says the drive for five trophies is still on but even if Manchester United clinch the historic sweep this season he won't retire.
Alex Ferguson has set several records on both the home and European fronts during his tenure at Manchester United, amassing a hoard of awards and honors for the Old Trafford trophy room.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has no immediate plans to retire and intends to remain in charge of the European and English champions "as long as he can," he told CNN in an exclusive interview.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he still wants to win more Champions League titles before he retires in a few years time.
He's the most successful manager in the history of English football, winning 24 trophies in 23 seasons with Manchester United.
Manchester United go into Sunday's Premier League match against fifth-placed Aston Villa facing a striker shortage after Dimitar Berbatov was ruled out for a further two weeks.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has leapt to the defense of star striker Wayne Rooney over his declaration that he "hates" Liverpool ahead of the crunch Premier League title clash between the two sides on Saturday.
Title holders Manchester United are facing a "nightmare" injury crisis in central defense ahead of their Champions League San Siro showdown with Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Alex Ferguson poured scorn on controversial remarks about him by Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as he celebrated Manchester United's 3-0 win over Chelsea which boosted his side's title challenge.
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has launched an astonishing attack on his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has come out against the idea of a a 39th Premier League game to be played in Asia.
It exists in almost every organized sport in almost every country. You can call it whatever you like: Director of Football, Sporting Director, General Manager -- it really doesn't matter.
CNN World Sport's Patrick Snell answers your football questions.
The morning after Manchester United's European Championship win, as ITN's Tim Rogers reports.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at the newly-crowned European champions despite being publicly courted by Spanish giants Real Madrid.
When Manchester United hired Scottish manager Alex Ferguson from Aberdeen in 1986, it was with two interlinked goals in mind: to bring the English league title to Old Trafford for the first time in almost 20 years, and to challenge the grip which their northwest rivals Liverpool had held over domestic football for more than a decade.
Sebastian Coe, who masterminded London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, wants Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge of the Great Britain team at the Games.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had barely finished celebrating his side's 10th Premier League title in 16 years when thoughts turned to the Champions League final showdown with Chelsea.
Alex Ferguson believes goal difference will prove the crucial factor as his Manchester United side close on a 10th Premier League crown with only Chelsea standing in their way in the final round of matches on Sunday.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his assistant Carlos Queiroz have been charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association (FA).
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson claims international friendly matches are a "waste of time" after losing midfielder Darren Fletcher for six weeks with a knee ligament injury picked up in Scotland's 1-1 draw with Croatia.
With just seven games of their English Premier League title defense left, Manchester United's grip on the trophy is firmer than at any point since they were crowned champions last May.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has denied reports that he will be stepping down at Old Trafford in three years time.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been ordered to explain his outspoken comments about referee Martin Atkinson after their shock FA Cup quarterfinal exit to Portsmouth on Saturday.
Wes Brown's future at Old Trafford looks in doubt after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticized the England international defender for rejecting a new deal.
The Premier League's plans to play some fixtures overseas has received a generally favorable reception from managers and owners, but Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he was angry that he had not been properly consulted.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has reportedly fined his players a total of one million pounds ($1.98m) after their pre-Christmas party ended in sordid front-page headlines.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a two-match touchline ban and a $10,000 fine by the English Football Association.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted an English Football Association charge of using abusive and/or insulting words to a match official.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will not challenge his dismissal in the English Premier League defeat at Bolton last weekend.
Arsenal moved three points clear at the top of the English Premier League after closest rivals Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says his former number two Steve McClaren was sacked with indecent haste and whoever succeeds him as England coach has a "near-impossible job."
Manchester United made sure Alex Ferguson celebrated his 21st anniversary as Old Trafford manager in style with a four-goal demolition of Dynamo Kiev -- and a place in the last-16 of the Champions League.
Manchester United's legendary manager Alex Ferguson celebrated 21 years in charge at Old Trafford on Tuesday and his hunger for victory shows no sign of abating.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had rare words of praise for his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger as the Premier League's top two geared up for a title showdown at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho following his great rival's departure from Chelsea.
Wayne Rooney is back in Manchester United's squad this weekend after fracturing a foot on the opening day of the season. He will return to his former club, Everton, and could play a part in the game after impressing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in training.
A 43-year-old man faces jail after he admitted assaulting Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson at a railway station in London.
A 43-year-old man has admitted assaulting Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson at Euston Station in London on Monday.
David Beckham's attempts to raise the status of football in the United States are doomed to failure, according to his former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson's early season problems deepened after Geovanni's 31st minute goal settled the Manchester derby in favor of Sven Goran Eriksson's City side and left Ferguson's United without a win in their opening three league games.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has called for greater protection from referees to prevent Cristiano Ronaldo from suffering serious injury.
If you were going to see your first game at Old Trafford, the fabled Manchester United home known as the Theater of Dreams, you couldn't do much better than the night of April 23, 2003, when Man United met Real Madrid in a Champions League showdown for the ages.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was celebrating winning the Premier League title on Sunday but not without a tinge of regret that they had failed to make the Champions League final.
Manchester United are looking to derby success against Manchester City and the prospect of clinching the Premier League title this weekend to help make up for their midweek Champions League exit.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has fiercely criticized the Premier League for failing to help his club in their Champions League quest this season.
Steve McClaren's position as England coach is being made difficult by the "mocking culture" that surrounds the national team, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is backing his side to defy a mounting injury list and continue their challenge for the treble of Champions League, English Premiership and FA Cup.
Manchester United will bolster their English and Champions League title bids by strengthening their squad during the January transfer window, manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Friday.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson could sit back and relax on his 65th birthday on Sunday, content in the knowledge that his side had opened a commanding six-point lead in the race for the Premier League title.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that the club's transfer policy remains unaltered under the ownership of the Glazer family.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes his Manchester United side can strike a decisive blow in the Premiership title race by taking Jose Mourinho's Chelsea into uncharted territory when the two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will toughen up his League Cup side to face Southend on Tuesday rather than risk an embarrassing exit at the start of his 21st year in charge.
Alex Ferguson expects Dong Fangzhou to emerge as a Manchester United player within the 'next nine months' after the Chinese striker's late goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win against Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had a £10m (14.6m euros) bid for Tottenham and England midfielder Michael Carrick turned down.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has again warned England about taking a "half-fit" Wayne Rooney to the World Cup, fearing that it will jeopardize his club's fortunes next season.
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