The 20 minutes where Ferguson's 2 decade's of dominance started.

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    FujiVice Full Member

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    April 1993. I remember watching this and it seemed as special then as it does watching it back now. We just murdered a very good Norwich side here. Cantona pulling the strings, Ince in the middle charging forward and the two wingers slaughtering the fullbacks.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    The pace and tempo there. feck me.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    What's up with all those strange forward runs?
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    That second goal was class. Four one-touches in a row.
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    Quick one touch passing ❤️
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    The second goal is absurdly good.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Norwich also showing there why people don't play with offside tactics anymore. When the pace is high it's way too risky.
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    pascell Full Member

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    No matter what era of football and what tactics dictate the game, there's still no stopping that 2nd goal.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Remember it well, was only a year since we capitulated and let Leeds win the title, so this and the memorable 'Brucie double' against Sheff Weds were the first real signs that we weren't going to make the same mistakes again.

    Norwich had a very good team back then, so blowing them away like that was a real statement. We were so exciting to watch. Sigh.
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    SAFTHEGREAT Banned

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    The sheer pace and dominance is quiet easily visible. Ferguson announced himself to the world and then went on to become the best manager in the world. Take a bow Sir!
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    The look of bewilderment on the keeper's face for each of our goals :lol:
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    That second goal and the pace, movement in the team was so good.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    That's some proper football right there. Forward runs!
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    We played shit football under SAF
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    Man, I loved that side. Pace & power, hunted and pressed in packs, broke at blistering pace. Could mix it if needed, really had everything.
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    To read some posts on here recently, you'd think this was actually the case more often than not.
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    Yup, belittling a club legend like SAF to defend mourinho without a hint of irony.
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    2cents Full Member

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    I get the feeling these people might have missed the 1990s.
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    Yes brilliant team let down by the Eufa rule. I think we could have won the European Cup a couple of times early to mid 90s. Fergie had to break the team up every time we played as you could only play 3 foreigners
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    This only really affected us in 94/95. We definitely would have performed better that season without the rule and would have had a shot of going quite far, but still hard to see us getting past Barca, Milan and Ajax. Our main problem was that English football in general had been left behind a bit by the five year ban, and we were a bit tactically naive as a result and lacked the big European night experience (hence we got knocked out by a solid Galatasaray in 93/94 despite no foreigners rule that year).
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    And to think I hadn't even born on that day....
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    That football wow :drool::drool:

    I miss the manager
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    I was thinking the same thing. They were so high up the pitch, no wonder we were smashing them! The speed of Kanchelskis, proper fast he was.
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    Was it only one year? Thought it was longer. Still would have liked us to have been able to play our first team though.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    As much as I loved that side, we were miles behind the best teams in Europe at that point because of the Heysel ban. Football had moved on and it took us a few years to catch up so, with or without our full team we wouldn't have been good enough to win the Champions League.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Norwich where on a title run too if I remember correctly. That game effectively ended it.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Yeah - Villa, Norwich and United were all fairly close in the top 3 and it was just waiting for one of them to put a run together. Norwich had beaten the likes of Inter and Bayern in the UEFA Cup around then (if I remember right) so had a genuinely good side.

    There was a genuine feeling of dread going into the game as they were in good form and the scars from the previous year were pretty fresh. Norwich just looked utterly shell-shocked by what was happening to them though. Loved the fact that Fergie's teams developed the habit of coming out all-guns blazing when it really mattered.
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    Miss those days so much. Every goal in that game, the goal scorer had another couple of options to him rather than shooting. We barely ever see an attacking overload like that these days.
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    Why does every thread have to turn into this nonesense!!! Just enjoy the clip ffs.
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    One of the reasons I'm hoping we'll be in a position to relegate West Ham this season.
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    Why are every feel good threads is always about the past? Are we becoming Liverpool already?
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    Second goal is class but love the run from Ince for the 3rd, his pace and power were amazing and then to square it for Cantona was also class - having got into that position you couldn’t have blamed him for shooting
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    LVG wouldn't have approved of all those "risky" one touch passes of the ball, going forward and scoring, instead of playing safe, controlling possession, by passing the ball sideways and backwards.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Was that the same year with the commentary "he's in, he's scored, it's the game over now!" when Cantona scored against Villa?
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Abso-fecking-lutely. My hatred of West Ham stems directly from '92 and '95. I'd take immense pleasure in relegating them (and Moyes!) this year.
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    Really great to watch
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    I'd love them to think they're safe and then score on 92 minutes or something. The way they'd mentally collapse after believing they were out of it. It'd be better than tonking them 5-0.
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    Another negative and irrelevant post :rolleyes:
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Might be wrong but I think that was the following year when we beat them 2-0 at their place early in the season. Don't think we beat them in 92/93. From what I remember we drew 1-1 at ours and not sure what happened at their place that year. Think it might've been pre-Cantona. Maybe.
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    Think it was another draw at Villa Park, seem to remember Staunton scoring an absolute pile-driver past Schmeichel.