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Today

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<b>November 1993</b><br/>
You can chant too early. Four days before this game, United blew a 2-0 lead over Galatasary to go out of the European Cup. 'Two-nil up and (erm) chuffed it up' rang around the ground while Niall Quinn put City at a similar advantage. Only to chuff it up themselves as second half goals from Cantona (pictured) and Roy Keane gave United a last minute win, while City were having the chants thrown right back at them.

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The former Scotland manager Alex McLeish believes there are numerous strong candidates to succeed Craig Levein, including caretaker Billy Stark. But Berti Vogts, who was in charge of the Scotland team for two years ending in 2004, believes whoever gets the job will be stymied by "poor players".

Graeme Souness not interested in Scotland job

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No surprises in Scotland squad

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Craig Levein: The worst Scotland manager ever?

It was announced yesterday evening that Craig Levein had been axed as coach of the Scotland national team. An explanatory statement from the SFA claimed that they had made the decision "…primarily due to the disappointing results".

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