That's what I liked about him; he wasn't a flair player and was rarely the hero, but you need all kinds of talents and characteristics to make a successful team and it's worth appreciating the more subtle components. (BH)
14:20 As mentioned yesterday, myself and James Tuck are going to complete 140-foot abseil from the roof of the stadium in aid of the MU Foundation, Francis House and The Christie. If you’d like to donate to any of these noble causes, you can see so here. Also, we’re going to film the event so look out for the footage on the website next week. (MF)
14:10 If you haven’t already, I’d fully recommend watching the free MUTV video teaser that accompanies our preview for tomorrow trip to Loftus Road. As well as hearing Sir Alex’s pre-match comments, you can also see THAT goal from Michael Carrick during last season’s corresponding fixture. So, what are you waiting for? (MF)
12:50 Young midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has secured a 28-day emergency loan deal to Championship side Barnsley. Among other matches, he'll be eligible to play against Manchester City in the FA Cup next month. (NC)
10:50 There are plenty of stories about Sir Alex's "hairdryer treatment" and it's true the boss is often seen shouting animatedly on the touchline during matches. But there's also a softer, considerate side to the United manager and that's something Lee Sharpe and David May discussed on last night's Thursday Focus programme on MUTV. You can see what the former Reds had to say about the boss by clicking on "The real Sir Alex Ferguson" video link in this blog's left-hand menu.