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  • Red News 7th June 2020

    Giggs recalls that famous tale of him asking Sir Alex for a car ....


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    “I got stitched up! The first thing that comes to mind is the gaffer’s red head, looking at me and wanting to throw me out the window!”

    “Basically I’d played about 20, 25 games. Robbo had never taken the mickey out of me or done any practical jokes, so I trusted him and I said, ‘Robbo, everyone’s got a club car’.

    “I think it was Volkswagen Passats at the time and Audis. I said, ‘I’ve played 25 games now’ and he said, ‘Yeah I think you should go and ask the manager. Tell him you’ve played 25 games and to give you a car.’

    “So I’ve gone knocking on the door and I’ve said to the manager, ‘Listen boss. I’ve played 25 games now, I think I’m fairly established. What about a club car?’

    “Halfway through the sentence I could see his face changing, and as soon as I said club car, I could see his face was red and he just started swearing at me.

    “He said, ‘Club car? You won’t even get a club bike. Get out of this office now, before I throw you out!’

    “As I open the door, half the first team are outside the door. They’ve been listening in, looking for a reaction. You live and learn!”
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  • #2
    Giggs is asked about Fernandes and Pogba playing together for MUFC


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    "Good players should be able to play with good players but we'll have to wait and see. They both have lots of quality, it's about if they can complement each other now"

    "Ole's signings have been good, not only as players but they are good people. Fernandes coming in has given everyone a lift, it's an exciting end to the season.'

    "It's early doors to be talking about the players who have come in and made an impact [such as Eric Cantona] but certainly he's off to a great start.

    "He's made players around him better and has just fitted in straight away. That's always what you pray for when a new signing comes in. He looks a good guy as well, he wants to play for the club. He's exciting, when he receives the ball he will try things, if something doesn't come off he will try it again, he's brilliant to watch.

    "He's given everyone a lift, the players around him, the staff, the fans. A really positive start but a long way to go yet.'
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    • #3
      Giggs points out that MUFC have got an actual centre forward in Ighalo


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      "He's different, he's just a centre-forward,"

      "The other players can play out wide, he gives you something extra. He makes an impact, whether it's off the bench or starting. Centre forwards always want to score goals and he has scored goals everywhere he has gone.

      "It's positive he's able to stay because he's done well. He's scored goals and made an impact whenever he's been on the pitch."
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      • #4
        Ole speaks ahead of the farsical restart of a competition whose rules have been changed #LeagueFootball



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        We have weathered many storms, including a decline in matchday sales, and all the changes, both good or bad, at Old Trafford in our time, but events right now out of our control are different... We only survive because of our readers. Without advertising, you keep us alive.

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        “We’ve been looking forward to these games for ages really,”

        “It does make it feel like ‘yes, we’re here soon.’ The first game is two weeks from today so we need to step up the training and get an edge to our game again.

        “Everyone knows that we will have to be at our best, have to be focused [against Tottenham]. We know it’s a big game for everyone. We had Chelsea when we started the league this season so I’m confident that our players can go into the Tottenham game with that mentality of going there to play a very good game of football.”

        “Training has been about recapping what we did well, tweaking maybe one or two things and looking at some new ideas, but hopefully we can see a lot of what we saw towards the end before the lockdown.

        “We’ve got games coming weekend, midweek, weekend for a spell so you have to focus on ourselves and not just on that one, first game.”

        “I think everyone can see over the last few months how the players have behaved and dealt with the situation and how we as a club have dealt with it. The players have kept themselves fit as well, which has been great.

        “The weather was fantastic when they got going in small groups and gradually now, as we’ve got into contact training, you can see a little bit more of the edge but also the camaraderie and team bonding.

        “That’s vital for me in a team,”

        “That’s one of the main things, that we are a team and the team goes before anything else.”
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        • #5
          You can help our independent fanzine survive - by subscribing now. #Hugs

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          Dear Reds, we need your help.

          If you think what we do is important, then a subscription right now is a game changer for our future as an independent fanzine in the year ahead.

          No football = no games to sell at.

          We need your support now more than ever.

          We believe the terraces of Old Trafford and its culture is a little bit stronger when Red News is around, and that our fanzine still provides a strong voice, and a different take on supporting MUFC that is worth keeping.

          This is our third annual subscription campaign. Each one keeps the fanzine alive for the following season. The current surreal events mean that of course we do not know what type of United, and football, lies ahead for the next year. But we know this will pass and United will return. And whatever happens, we aim to continue to publish, and then be selling as soon as we can outside Old Trafford as we have for the past 33 years.

          So on our 33rd anniversary we are opening up our new advanced annual subscription campaign because without your subscriptions, we will not be able to continue, nor be around in 2021. With your support, we will.

          We pride ourselves on still being a voice for normal Reds just like you. For giving space for reasoned, well thought out opinion, and for the type of exclusives and gossip you know us well for. And to praise, or hold the club to account, where it is appropriate. To shine a light where it is needed. A different type of fanzine. But one that still holds the same principles as when we first started in April 1987.

          We have weathered many storms, including a decline in matchday sales, and all the changes, both good or bad, at Old Trafford in our time, but events right now out of our control are different...

          We only survive because of our readers. Without advertising, you keep us alive. MUFC has always had a strong fanzine culture, with strong voices all around Old Trafford, and we are just one of many, yet it's vital we can plan ahead without worrying month by month.

          If games are behind closed doors, we will still publish. We WILL still publish. If needs be we will make certain mags double issues every second month like our one will be in May 2020.

          The target this summer is 333 Reds.

          It doesn't sound like much. That is a huge deal for us. The campaign will end on July 31st, and hopefully we can make target like we have over the last two summers.

          For less than the price of a pint, each month. Every single one of you can make the difference. And you will get all 10 mags (or if needed, 5 double issues) we will publish in the coming year.

          We always prefer print because it is our preferred way, and also helps our printer, but any which way you support us or subscribe helps - so we also offer a pdf digital version.

          We believe we offer a unique window onto United. We are passionate about our club. And we show it. You might agree, or disagree with some of the content. That's healthy. That's the point. It's not just one view, but a mix of different voices offering strong, important thoughts on our club.

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          We think we play a very small part in the enjoyment of some MUFC fans' matchday or supporting culture, a nice tradition as well, and we really want to continue to be able to do so. We realise these are tough times for everyone in all aspects of their lives so only subscribe if you can and are able to. And we wish you nothing but goodwill with our best wishes to you and your families.

          For those able to subscribe you can support your fanzine at https://fundrazr.com/RedNewsSupport

          Please share, pledge and help us reach our target. This will mean the fanzine, the website, the podcasts; all that we do at RedNews will continue, offering a strong, independent voice.

          And please every single one of you take care during these quite unique set of circumstances. Please stay safe, you and your loved ones, as we want to see you all at Old Trafford soon, come rain or shine, we will not care!

          Thank you. And thank you for keeping this voice alive.

          Barney, RedNews

          For info; the subs taken out now will start from RedNews274 which will publish at the end of July/start of August. Our May double issue will conclude the sub campaign from 2019/20 - so if you subscribed then and now renew, your new sub would start from next season (we will work this out and let you know). If you are a new subscriber for the first time, the sub will also start from RedNews274 which will publish at the end of July/August and you would need to order the May 2020 double issue separately, unless you tell us otherwise... But we can accommodate any request, of course!

          Any questions whatsoever, let us know!
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