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Manchester United - A New Legacy

Started on 6 February 2014 by Josh_MU
Latest Reply on 30 March 2014 by Lisbon67
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Hello my fellow FM'ers and welcome to yet ANOTHER story... (Yes, I keep making new stories...)
Anyway, this one I will enjoy for sure as Manchester United are the team I support and love dearly, and in the current situation we are in, I wanted to make this FM story to get us back to how we were last season.
Yeah, there are a few Manchester United stories currently active but I really wanted to make this story for a while whilst I was playing my Coventry save (That I am now making my second story).

So, who are 'Manchester United'? (Pretty stupid question but here is the history!)

Club Name: Manchester United FC
Current League: Barclays Premier League
Founded in: 1878
Stadium: Old Trafford
Current Owner: The Glaziers
Training Ground: AON Training Complex (Carrington)
Location: Greater Manchester, England


I hope you all enjoy this story!
Wish you good luck at Manchester! Hope you'll enjoy your stay at Old Trafford.
Good luck :)
Good Luck, Will be following


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement as a manager after a 26 year reign at the club which has shocked the whole of the football world.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who is now 72, has been the most successful manager to have ever braced football. winning over 30 honours in his time at Manchester United.

In his final season, he took Manchester United to their 20th Premier League title after the disappointment of last season, where United lost out on their 20th title to the hands of their 'noisy neighbours' Manchester City.

"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time," Ferguson said in his first interview after announcing his retirement.

Ferguson, who will undergo hip surgery in the summer, is confident his successor will take over a club in good health after winning their 20th top-flight title, and will be tasked to help the club search for the next manager.
"It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so," he said.

"I must pay tribute to my family, their love and support has been essential," he added. "My wife, Cathy, has been the key figure throughout my career, providing a bedrock of both stability and encouragement. Words are not enough to express what this has meant to me."

The search now is on for Manchester United to hire the right manager to carry on the legacy of Sir Alex Ferguson.
This legacy must be carried on straight, the new manager will have a hard job.

I'll be following.


Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, who has been linked with the Manchester United job, has told the press that he is not interested in the job but hopes whoever takes over will continue the legacy of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Klopp, who took Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League final, was one of the front runners for the job alongside David Moyes, who has a friendly relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, has now narrowed down the list to just David Moyes, and it is looking more likely everyday that David Moyes will become the new manager of Manchester United.

We will soon find out who the next manager will be in the upcoming day, with many football fans around the world waiting to see who the new manager will be.
I'm also not seeing Klopp suitable for Premier League. Can't wait to see who will take the job.
Great so far!
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10 yearsEdited

What a week it has been! It's saddening to see such a great manager and a good friend retire, after all, he was the one who gave me a chance.
I have no idea who the next manager will be, my first thoughts are David Moyes and Jose Mourinho, David, as he's a classic British coach and is friends with Sir Alex, Mourinho because he's one of the best in the business.

-knock knock -

I walk towards my door and see two tall figures in suits, one of them holding a briefcase whilst the other holding a badge.
"Hello, uh, how can I help you?" I said, smiling.
"Sir, I am a representative of Manchester United, you need to come with me." The man holding a badge replied, showing me his badge, which looked pretty legit to me.

I put on my coat and walked outside, shutting my door and locking it.
"This way Sir." The man with the briefcase said, pointing towards the field down from my house.
I didn't ask any questions, I was so intrigued to see what this fuss was about.

Upon entering the field, a large black helicopter stood before me with the two men in suits holding the door to the chopper open.
"Mind your head Sir." One said to me, as I ducked down and entered the helicopter, we shot off straight away into the sky, and boy, what a magnificent view.

Soon enough we landed near Old Trafford, and the two men walked towards the back entrance, again holding the doors open for me, I've never had this much fuss before... We walked down the corridor towards a room, which again, they opened and a voice boomed out:
"Ah, there you are! Gary Neville."
Good so far, liking the competition :P
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I looked inside the office and saw Sir Alex Ferguson sat down with some whisky and his laptop open.
"Sir Alex! How are you doing?" I asked me, shaking his hand. "I'm fine Gary. Please sit down." He replied, pointing to the chair opposite him.

"So, er, what's up Alex?" I said to him looking rather puzzled. "Well Gary, I'll cut to the chase here, I want you as the next manager of Manchester United." He replied. holding a contract in his hand and putting it out on the table in front of us.
I couldn't speak, I wanted to say so many things but I could not get any words out of my mouth. "Gary? Gary? Are you okay?" Sir Alex said, looking worried and handing me a glass of water. I took a sip and finally spoke, "I don't know what to say..." I replied to him, scanning through the contract. "Say yes? I believe you can be a HUGE success here" He said back to me.

"What about David Moyes?" I asked him. "David, well, isn't cut out for this job." He replied to me, "But you are, you can lead this club to glory." Do I really want to accept this job, it's probably the toughest job in the world due to the success of Sir Alex...

"I'll take it." I replied, signing the contract. "Thank God." Sir Alex replied, shaking my hand.
"I'll go and inform the Glazers on your decision, your interview will be tomorrow, see you then." Sir Alex continued, holding the door open for me.



Manchester United have appointed former player and England international Gary Neville as the successor of recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson.
Gary Neville, 38, used to play for Manchester United and has won many honours with the club and goes into management without any experience, which seems a huge gamble for a club of Manchester United's stature.

Neville was one of the six memorable players from the Class of 92' alongside David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and his brother Phil Neville, of which three are still active at the club.

Neville went into punditry after retirement, mostly known for being in Monday Night Football with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and host Ed Chamberlain and is known for his knowledge on tactics which will benefit him as the manager of Manchester United.
Neville on Monday Night Football with Ed Chamberlain (far left), and Jamie Carragher (middle)

It will be very interesting to see how Gary Neville does at Manchester United, with many clubs around him such as Manchester City vastly improving their squad for the upcoming season, but we would like to wish Gary Neville the best and to thank him for his contribution to our network.
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I looked at the sign an the main entrance to Carrington, and boy, did it bring back many memories, I remember when I arrived late one morning due to the traffic and got an earful from the Gaffer... How times change.
I saw a few players get out of their cars in the car park and walk through the entrance towards the training pitch, I started to walk forward towards the entrance, here begins a new era in my life, and Manchester United's history.

I walked through the automatic doors and felt the air conditioning hit me and it gave me a rather warm feeling.
I couldn't stop smiling, I've dreamt of this for years, I walked towards the sign which contained all the areas of the complex when a heard a familiar voice...
"Gary...?" The voice said from behind me.
I turned around and saw my brother Phil with a Manchester United tracksuit on.
"Brother!" I replied giving him a hug.
"Look at you, the new Manchester United manager! Ready to get started?" He said to me looking very excited.
"Ready as I'll ever be!" I replied, as we walked towards the training pitch.

As we entered the training pitch, I saw Ryan Giggs running through some drills with the lads, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney were practising free-kicks whilst Carrick and Mata were playing long balls towards Hernandez and Welbeck.

I walked up to Giggs and greeted him and we discussed the future of the club and the tactics we will be playing.
I watched the lads play a practice match and Robin and Wayne were in great form, scoring lots of goals, I must resist offers for any of them as they have a great partnership.
Great start mate! will be keeping an eye on this!

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