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Manchester United Teach The Germans How To Keep Secrets

by | 24th, October 2013

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ON the day when German Chancellor Angela Merkel accuses Obama’s secret services of tapping her mobile phone calls, former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan shows us how to keep a secret.

He says that had Sir Alex Ferguson remained in charge at United, the Red Devils would have bought “one of the best players in the world”. By coincidence, when Fergie went, Phelan went soon after as David Moyes brought in his own support team.

Who? Tell us, Mike:

“If Sir Alex and David Gill had still been the bosses… I won’t name the player, but there would have been a star signing – one of the absolute best players in the world.”



“It was something the boss talked about, and the owners and David Gill were also quite clear on doing it.”


“There’s very few of such players out there. I think it’s clear to everybody who I’m talking about.”

No. It isn’t. Maybe you can tell us in your own autobiography (price on application)…

PS: Ferguson’s last four seasons’ signings were:

Shinji Kagawa
Nick Powell
Robin van Persie
Alexander Büttner
Ángelo Henríquez
Wilfried Zaha

Phil Jones
Ashley Young
David de Gea
Paul Scholes
Frédéric Veseli

Marnick Vermijl
Chris Smalling
Javier Hernández
Anders Lindegaard

Ecuador Antonio
Michael Owen
Gabriel Obertan
Mame Biram Diouf

Yeah. He was going to buy …. (Sound of scuffling and American voices hauling body from the room…)

Posted: 24th, October 2013 | In: manchester united, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink