The Top 10 Greatest Manchester United Quotes Ever

Jeff HarbertSenior Writer ISeptember 23, 2008

1.   “It never rains in Manchester, but it pours” — Kevin Keegan

This quote isn’t directly related to Manchester United, but any knowledgeable United supporter knows the heavens like to open up above Manchester. Now although City and United receive equal amounts of rain, United seem to have received the majority of the blessings. Right, Keegan?  



2.   “In all modesty, my summing up of 1955-6 and 1956-7 must be that no club in the country could live with Manchester United.” — Matt Busby

Coming from the mouth of a true United legend and one who knew the Busby Babes better than anyone, it makes the Munich Disaster even more devastating.


3.   “I didn't do myself justice after joining Manchester City but, having said that, I shared a house with George Best for two years so it had its compensations!” — Mick Horswill

It seems sharing a house with a legend was as good as playing for Manchester City…maybe if Chelsea had offered Robinho the chance to share a house with one of their stars then they would’ve gotten their man?



4.  “I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music.” — Eric Cantona

 I always knew Eric Cantona loved playing for Manchester United, but I had no idea music was one of the reasons why. You’ve got to love the King.   


5.   “I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.” — Ron Atkinson

 The former Manchester United manager sure knew how to be subtle when getting his points across.


6.  “Cole should be scoring from those distances, but I’m not going to single him out.” — Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex must have learned from his predecessor about how to be subtle in order to get his points across.


7.   “As long as we are successful on the pitch, then I will be here—unless Manchester United put in a call. But I don't think Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to step down just yet!” — Paul Ince

 More than a decade later and I guess the current Blackburn manager was right!



8.  “Fergie said I was a Manchester United player in the wrong shirt—I said he was an Arsenal manager in the wrong blazer.” — Tony Adams

 This one is just downright amusing.



9.   “Paul Jewell's sides are always hard to break down, although Manchester United have a habit of breaking his sides down pretty easily.” — Charlie Nicholas

Wow, what a great, insightful quote from the Sky Sports pundit…  



10.  "When Manchester United are at their best I am close to orgasm." — Gianluca Vialli

The former Italian striker and manager was one of only six Italian footballers to ever win the three main European club competitions (European Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, and UEFA Cup). But I highly doubt he came as close to having an orgasm during his playing days as he did when watching Manchester United.



There you have it, my top 10 favorite Manchester United quotes ever. I'm sure there are probably plenty more out there but for now, these will remain my favorites...unless anyone else has any better ones, of course.