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2011: The year in quotes

We've collated some of the best quotes that appeared on ManUtd.com in 2011...

"He's been doing that for two decades. No other player has ever done that, or is ever likely to. He is quite an amazing man." Sir Alex is full of praise for Ryan Giggs.

"Everybody wants to play at this club and I’m no different. I dream of playing. I’m not here just to sit and pick my nose. I’m here to play." Anders Lindegaard stakes his claim.

"I've been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had. Obviously I'm disappointed my playing days are at an end... but the most important thing now is for the club to continue with the success that is synonymous with Manchester United." Gary Neville announces his retirement.

"I was looking at my Prozone stats for the 4-3 derby game [in 2009]. My fastest sprint during that match was actually while I was celebrating the winner. I'm not sure if that's something to be proud of, but I found it quite amusing!" Michael Owen recalls his unforgettable derby winner.

"When I scored the goal, I could see the joy in the crowd, the joy among the players, the manager, the players and all the staff. It was a fantastic moment." Wayne Rooney after writting his name into derby folklore forever more.

"I've loved every minute and there's no place I'd rather be. There have been so many high points but lows as well – and those are the ones that give you strength and determination to go on and achieve more." Darren Fletcher on signing a new contract.

"It’s the character of this club. No other club in the country’s got that. We are fantastic when it comes to gritting our teeth and getting something out of a dead situation." Sir

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