Category Archives: On This Day

Manchester United – A Day To Forget

Newcastle 5 United 0

Newcastle United 5
Manchester United 0

Sun 20 October 1996 | 4 pm | St. James’ Park | Att: 36,579

Having claimed a Premier League and FA Cup double the previous season, and beating Newcastle 4-0 in the Charity Shield that August, United would have had few reservations heading into this game.

But what ensued was a torturous 90 mins for United. On any given day a top team can suffer a trashing, meted out by one of their challengers and this was just such a day. In truth everything Newcastle did that day simply came off for them, and for United it was to be the start of a very turbulent run of form. Read more

Wayne Rooney Debut Goal

Wayne Rooney Manchester United

Wayne Rooney Wondergoal

19 October 2002

Its hard to believe but it’s twelve years to the day since Wayne Rooney announced himself to the football world, with his wonder goal against Arsenal. At the age of 16 years and 360 days, Rooney had come of the bench to end Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run with a screamer. It was also Arsenals first away defeat in 24 games, but all the headlines were stolen by Rooney, and you just sensed you were watching a player who would one day be a great. Rooney signed for Manchester United for £25.6 M, late in the 2004 summer transfer window and would go on to add many more spectaculars to his goals catalogue.