Most fans of English football and the Premiership in particular would agree that Manchester United have certainly had their share of ‘Highs’ in the twelve seasons since the Premiership began ………. and what would be considered a ‘Low’ by Utd fans (such as finishing third behind Arsenal and Chelsea) would in fact be considered a significant ‘High’ by most other clubs!
Here are what I consider to be some of Manchester United’s major highs and lows since the inaugural Premiership seasonkicked off in 1992:
*** Highs ***
Out of a total of just twelve seasons, Man. United have lifted the Premiership trophy no less than eight times and a particular high was taking the title in the very first Premiership season.
United have achieved the Premiership and F.A. Cup ‘double’ three times ……. in 1994, 1996 and onitsuka tiger singapore wheelock in 1999.
They have won more Premiership games, onitsuka tiger singapore sale won more points and suffered less defeats than any other team in the league.
Manchester Unitedhave scored the greatest number of goals overall since the Premiership began and in fact also hold the record for the most goals scored in a single season: 97 scored in 1999-2000.
United also hold the record for onitsuka tiger online store the highest number of goals in a Premiership game which they achieved in March 1995 with a 9-0 victory against Ipswich ……. a game where Andy Cole scored five of the goals.
*** Lows ***
One recent major onitsuka tiger singapore price low for Manchester United came at the end of the 2003-2004 season when they not only finished outside of the top two (a full fifteen points behind the winners Arsenal) but also equaled their lowest ever points total for a season.
How many can forget Frenchman Eric Cantona’s infamous flying kung fu attack on a fan at Crystal palace in 1995? His kick may have looked at home in a Bruce Lee film but it earned him an eight month suspension which many consider was a major factor in United losing the title that season to Blackburn Rovers.
In 2003there were two major lows for Manchester United:
The first was David Beckham leaving to join Real Madrid. His £25 million transfer fee was good for the United coffers but not so good for the team as there was no suitable replacement waiting to step into his shoes.
The second was defender Rio Ferdinand, the record £30 million signing from Leeds United, being banned for eight months for missing a routine drugs test.
For anyone interested in a very detailed, month by month view of Manchester United’s twelve years in the Premiership, I fully recommend ‘The Breedon Book of Premiership Records’ by Breedon Books which is available from their website at: