Manchester United: Picking an XI Who Wore Their Hearts on Their Sleeves

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Manchester United: Picking an XI Who Wore Their Hearts on Their Sleeves
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If anyone at Manchester United wears his heart on his sleeve, it is The Boss.

From the moment he arrived, he has inculcated the spirit and tradition of the club. Together with Sir Bobby Charlton, he is a modern day safeguard of everything that has gone before. He has utter and total respect and love for everything about the club and truly worships the Stretford End.

He transmits his passion to every player who plays for United. He signs and develops players that are honoured to join United and who would give the rest of their careers if they could. Whatever their age, they look up to him.

It is no surprise, therefore, that most of the players chosen here have played for him. That is the commitment that he instills and nurtures. That is why he will go on as manager until he can no longer, because his passion never dies.

Choosing a list of players who have worn their heart on their sleeve for Manchester United would be hard enough. Putting them into an XI is almost impossible.

As always, you will have your own choices and disagreements. That is your right.

I have watched this club man and boy for 56 years. The players that moved me are the players who could not hide their love of the club and their sheer, unadulterated delight at a goal or a trophy. The players who would beat down the door to get into training and would walk barefoot to Old Trafford to play.

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