Alex Ferguson’s Last Starting XI

Hello lads and girls? I am back. Haven’t done this in a while because of the international break and other commitments. I was watching the Kenya vs. Ghana match that actually bended in our favour. Seeing Joash Onyango’s red card though almost made me vitally ill. I hate the international break. Any who, remember when the great Sir Alex Ferguson used to win champions leagues with Wes Brown in central defence? Well, he bowed out of his very successful 26 year stint as United manager with a league title to his name, leaving David Moyes as his successor. We all know how that ended up. Let’s take a look at his last starting lineup in a thrilling 5-5 draw with West Brom and where they are now.


Anders Lindegaard

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This is the perfect definition of a damn average goalkeeper. No wonder he conceded five goals that day. He actually had a half decent career at Norwegian club Aalesund in 2009 before joining United where he sat as backup to Van Der Sar and then De gea for a living. He joined Preston North End in January 2016 on loan from West Brom after failing to break into the team, before joining Burnley last year where Tom Heaton got injured and an inexperienced Nick Pope even got into the squad ahead of him and even ended up going with the England team to Russia in June. He has yet to make a single appearance for Burnley at the age of 34.


Phil Jones

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This is one player whose career has been hindered by injuries. He is still at Man United though where he has had to do with endless blame pointed towards him by Jose Mourinho the last two years. He was supposed to be the next big thing at the heart of the England defence, but since Fergie stopped coaching him, he has never really lived up to his full potential. He is practically begging for Mourinho to get fired this season as he has fallen victim of his blame game a lot of times.


Jonny Evans

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Jonny Evans has actually had a decent career since his move from Man United to West Brom. He may have gotten relegated with them but he was one of the very few positives from the squad. Let’s not forget only earlier this year he was being strongly linked with moves to Man City and Arsenal. He is currently at Leicester as backup for Harry Maguire and Wes Morgan.


Alexander Buttner

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The lad is currently at Vitesse, a team now commonly known as the rubbish bin for failed Chelsea footballers. I mean, the club is really obsessed with the Blues. He went on to play only 13 times for the Red Devils before moving to Dynamo Moscow and then Anderlecht on loan before returning to youth cub Vitesse.


Javier Hernandez

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I don’t know what has happened to him of late. He was the new Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United because he always used to have an impact on the bench in his days at Old Trafford. When Van Gaal took over, he joined Real Madrid on loan where he also had a decent career, before moving back to Old Trafford where he missed a penalty in a Champions League playoff game after which he moved to Bayer Leverkusen where he was ripping Bundesliga defences apart. His career took a turn for the worse on moving To West Ham where he has since struggled for goals and game time.


Michael Carrick

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He recently retired as a player and is currently a coach at the club. He is one of the most decorated English players of all time. He Joined Tottenham from West Ham in 2004 before  joining Man United in 2006 where he won 5 Premier League titles, one FA cup, three league cups, six community shields, one champions league title, one Europa league and one Club World Cup.


Tom Cleverley

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Tom Cleverley’s career was flushed down the toilet once Fergie left the building. He struggled to reach the heights he reached that season under Moyes before he left for Everton and Watford. He currently can’t have a game at Watford and I last saw him sitting at a studio offering his expert analysis on what it is like to be a damn average footballer in the Watford vs Man United match three weeks ago.


Shinji Kagawa

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I remember 6 years ago when Kagawa was ripping Bundesliga defences with passes to Robert Lewandowski. He got his move to Old Trafford where injuries blighted his first season though when he played he was good for the Devils. Moyes then made his time there a hell on earth by playing him as a winger. Really? He moved back to Dortmund where he has been ever since.



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If someone sat you down and told you Anderson is a Champions League winner and a three time Premier League champion, they would definitely want to make your head smoke from both ears. Like, I genuinely do not know what Fergie saw in Anderson. It’s hard to imagine the guy is just 30, the age at which he should be at his prime. He was one of those players whose careers were flushed down the toilet after Fergie left. He is currently plying his trade at Adana Denisphor, a club I guarantee you’ve never heard of in your life.


Antonio Valencia

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This is the only other survivor in the squad from the one that set foot at that ground that day. He has actually had a decent career and is now a right back by default. Meant to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo and even handed the famous number seven shirt, he never really lived up to expectations.

Robin Van Persie

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Oh my. God knows I hate you Robin! He spent 8 years at Arsenal blighted by injuries before his move to United after having a wonderful last season at Arsenal — The only one he managed to finish without getting injured at Arsenal. He then moved to United in 2012 where he helped them win the league and Ferguson called time on his career. After that, his time there did not amount to much before he moved to Turkish side Fenerbache. At the age of 34,he is currently back at his boyhood club Feyenoord.


That’s all for today. Give it a like, share, re-blog, follow and as always, I will hope to write more soon.





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