Where Are They Now? - United's Cup Winners of 1990

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    ‘Where are they now?’ – United’s 1990 FA Cup winners | FootballFanCast.com

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    The 17th of May 1990 was a momentous day in English football history.Manchester United won the first trophy of the Ferguson era. With his job in the balance at the mid season point, Fergie was saved by an eventually victorious cup run, or so legend goes. After an epic final with Crystal Palace finished 3-3 United won the replay 1-0 courtesy of a Lee Martin goal. So where are they now? These men who helped shape the course of the future, United's Cup winners of 1990?

    Les Sealey - Leslie Jesse Sealey was unexpectedly promoted to the first team after a poor performance from regular stopper Jim Leighton in the original game. The man with 2 girls names put in a fine manly performance but gallantly gave his winners medal to Leighton out of respect. The FA, presumably moved to tears by this epic act of man love decided eventually to award both men medals. Only on loan at the time Les was signed on a permanent basis after that, holding down the No.1 spot the following season before leaving for Villa after he wasn't offered a longer contract. He remained a cult hero at Old Trafford, returning in 1993 to play understudy to shouty red nosed Danish manc, and G.O.A.T, Peter Schmeichel. He only made 2 appearances in this spell however, one of which was the League Cup Final, meaning that out of his final 4 appearances for the club, 3 where in Finals. Two League Cups and a Cup Winners Cup. He moved to Blackburn then West Ham, where he bizarrely made his debut as a striker due to a desperate injury crisis. After a brief spell as fist choice at Leyton Orient he moved back to the 'Ammers within the year and stayed registered until 2001 during which time he began working as their goalkeeping coach. He died of a heart attack at the beginning of the 2001-02 season at the age of 43. His last professional appearance was, fittingly, against United at Old Trafford, where he was, as always, welcomed as a cult hero.

    Paul Ince - After years of sporting an ill advised Lionel Richie moustache, Ince went on to become a crucial component of United's first title winning side under Fergie. One of the big names jettisoned in 1995 to make way for the kids you don't win anything with, Ince went to Inter, then Liverpool, ensuring his former idol status at Old Trafford was lost forever, much like it had been at West Ham. Now managing the ghost of Wimbledon in League One.

    Lee Martin - The match winner that day with one of his only 2 goals for the club. After a strong run in the side the following season he slipped down the pecking order before being sold to Celtic in 1994 and promptly broke his leg less than 2 months in. He retired in 1998 after never fully recovering. He now helps young people get qualifications and occasionally talks rubbish along with everyone else on muTV.

    Steve Bruce - The man of a thousand nose breaks enjoyed a glorious career at United, replacing Bryan Robson as club captain and leading the them to their first title in 26 years. Now possibly Ferguson's brightest pupil in management, currently doing a sterling job making Sunderland seem half decent.

    Mike Phelan - Contrary to reports, Phelan is currently very active in his role as Manchester United assistant manager, and not just employed to speak to the BBC on Ferguson's behalf.

    Gary Pallister - Dolly to Bruce's Daisy, or perhaps that was the other way round, Pally now spends his time lounging about in tight trousers on United's in house TV station muTV. The bedrock of United's early Fergie era success, along with Bruce, he moved back to Middlesbrough in 1998 where he finished his career.

    Bryan Robson - Captain Marvel's willingness, and fantastically successful ability to injure himself for the cause finally caught up with him in 1996 when he moved into management at Boro. Has endured an almost unanimously awful career in top flight management, relegating every club he's managed in the Premier League. He has enjoyed success lower down however and is now, bizarrely, the national coach of Thailand after replacing, even more bizarrely, chirpy scouser Peter Reid. He also holds the loftily irrelevant title of Ambassador at United.

    Neil Webb - The architect of United's winner, Webb left the club at the end of the following season to move back to previous employers Nottingham Forest. He later moved even further back to his first employersReading and ended his career at Weymouth in 1997. Bereft of any footballing riches, Webb continued his career regression by working as a postman and programme seller after retiring and is currently working for a transport company. He's also occasionally on Talksport, though being a postman is possibly more admirable.

    Brian McClair - Brian 'Choccy Éclair' McClair continued at United as a sometime back up striker and sometime witty diary writer and is currently the Director of the clubs Youth Academy. He remains a cult hero for his propensity to score in finals and kick Arsenal players.

    Mark Hughes - Sparky went on to form a dynamic partnership with Eric Cantona before leaving the club, along with Ince, when the kids had grown up. He moved to Chelsea where he enjoyed a successful career before ending his days (playing wise obviously, though he does always seem alarmingly depressed) at Blackburn whom he later went on to manage 2 years later. Is recently unemployed after being sacked by Gary Cook for not being a big enough Global Franchise Entity at Man City.

    Danny Wallace - Being a left winger, Wallace?s career was never going to be a happy one as the 90s rolled round. A certain Welshman made sure of that, though his name temporarily escapes me. After moving toBirmingham in 1993 however his career was tragically cut short by multiple sclerosis which had been affecting him, undiagnosed for his last couple of seasons at United. He completed the London Marathon in 2006 to raise money for the disease through the Danny Wallace foundation.

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    He also had an underwhelming comeback as a semi-pro in the League of Wales in the middle of the last decade.
    And I'm not sure if you're being sardonic about McClair, the only final I remember him scoring in was in 1992.

    Edit: oh he got the 4th as well against Chelsea in 1994.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    ...and the Super Cup...I count that!...but yes, I'm trying to be sardonic...badly probably
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    Look at the author's name who wrote that article...what a silly name, ha ha, nur nur nur!

    Paul Ince played right-back in those games, don'tcha know. Madness....
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I would respond to that, but Comando is on itv4... and it's brilliant. Jonty
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    Oh I don't count that! Only 22000 turned up for it at OT too, although that was the year before football was invented I guess. Now, thanks for the heads up on Commando!
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    Oh I'm just being mischievous, don't take offence.
    Commando is one of my favourite films as a kid. I love the bit where he shaves the bad guys head off by throwing a circular saw at him, tremendously effective.

    Oh aye, and his daughter Jenny grew up to be Alyssa Milano...
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    Do you get paid for writing articles on that site?
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    Cult hero? When did this happen?

    And as for his "propensity to score in finals", I can remember him scoring a grand total of 2 goals in 7 finals , one of which was a tap in at 3-0 up.

    I do, however, remember him missing two utter sitters in finals, one of which cost us the 1991 League Cup.
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    Ralphie, mate, you really are the most miserable fecking negative bastard of all time.

    You support United for feck's sake, be happy!
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    ralphie is just telling his view Johnno.
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    I didn't realise you'd met me. :confused:
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    Isnt this just a copy & paste from wikipedia?
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    You are a revolutionary, angry young man, Ralphus.

    I'll be over in August, we'll meet at the Moon and discuss life and love.

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    Yeah, and that's fine. I was just giving mine as well.
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    Thanks. :)
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    But he made up for that in '92, and including the Super Cup (which you could feasibly count as a final) it's 3 in 8....But yes, it's egregious...Trying to find anything interesting to say about Choccy is a tough one, so it's all embellished, and just an easier segway into the kicking arsenal players bit....

    Here's another...Try and forgive the fact that I've got to write them seemingly neutrally

    Where are they now? – United’s Treble winners of ‘99 | FootballFanCast.com

    The Manchester United team that won the Treble in 1999 will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time. The side who played the Champions League Final that year were short of their inspirational captain, and talismanic ginger genius, but still managed to pull it out of the bag. So of the side who started, and finished, that fateful game in the Nou Camp stadium on the 26th of May, who’s gone on to greener pastures and who’s fallen on tougher times? Manchester United’s Treble winners, where are they now?

    Well, I’ll tell you.

    Peter Schmeichel - Retired from English football at the end of the season, and then didn’t, and came back to play for Aston Villa and eventually Manchester City. He scored a cracking volley for Villa against Everton, becoming the first keeper to do so since the inception of the Premier League, and despite moving to United’s hated rivals City, made amends by denying their other hated rivals Liverpool a Champions League spot in his final game proper. He went on to try his hand at punditry on Match of The Day, impressing us all with his no nonsense critiques and bizarre Danish-Manc accent. He now hosts the Danish version of gameshow 1 vs 100 and presents the Discovery Channel programme Dirty Jobs, a decision possibly inspired by his old Reebok ad campaign as a pig farmer.

    Gary Neville – Still at United, still just as passionate, still hasn’t grown a beard.

    Jaap Stam - Despite being one of the best defenders in the world, and looking like he ate children on his days off, Stam was unceremoniously shipped out of Old Trafford at the peak of his powers after ill advisedly writing a book about his time at United, whilst still enjoying his time at United. This incredibly honest, but incredibly stupid move included the revelation that Ferguson had apparently tapped up the Dutchman while he was still at PSV. He was promptly sold to Lazio where he failed a drugs test, got banned, came back, moved to Milan to join the ‘old world class ageing defenders club’ before ending his career back in Holland with Ajax. Ferguson has since admitted that selling Stam was a mistake, and the player now works back at United as a scout in South America.

    Ronny Johnsen – The centerback come midfielder, who’s actual christened name is Jean, retired from football in 2005 after a relatively successful spell at Aston Villa and a completely unsuccessful one at Newcastle. He then did a Schmeichel and changed his mind, moving back to Norway to play for Vålerenga. He retired again in 2008, and hasn’t changed his mind again since.

    Denis Irwin - Mr dependable Irwin holds a fairly legendary status at the club after over 500 appearances and a glitteringly successful career. One of the best full backs of his generation, he now works as a pundit on MUtv, hosting “The Big Match with Denis Irwin” where he attempts to explain the tactical successes and failures of recent matches to one of the many attractive female co-hosts it’s now compulsory to have on football programmes.

    Ryan Giggs – Is still busy being Ryan Giggs, sometimes doing it better than he did before.

    Nicky Butt – Always destined to be in the shadow of captain Roy Keane, Butt moved to Newcastle in 2004 where he still plays and has yet to be hailed as a Messiah. Whilst still at United he excelled for England during the 2002 World Cup where he joined the less than exclusive group of people to have been called “one of the best players in the world” at one time or another by Pele. The list itself unfortunately says more about Pele than it does about Butt.

    David Beckham – Left United in 2003 after being hit in the face by a magical flying shoe after which he continued to prove his doubters wrong whilst gracing the famous fields of the Bernabeu, The San Siro and the LA Hope Depot Center. Is still busy being David Beckham and has conclusively beaten Gary Neville in their beard growing contest.

    Jesper Blomqvist – Usually used as a left sided cover for Ryan Giggs, Blomqvist didn’t play for United in the seasons following the treble due to a serious knee injury. Despite this Ferguson somehow managed to flog him to Everton, but after a few promising appearances and a goal, his injury problems persisted and after moving around a bit, he eventually moved back to Sweden before retiring in 2005. He then of course decided he didn’t actually want to do this, just as his other Scandinavian team mates did, and returned to playing football in 2008. He’s now assistant manager of Swedish side Hammarby.

    Andy Cole - Coley is the only member of the squad with the distinction of having a single reach number 64 in the UK charts. He was voted the 9th best player in the world at the 1999 World Player of the Year awards and continued to shine for United, breaking Dennis Law’s European goal record (subsequently broken itself by Ruud van Nistelrooy) before being sold to Blackburn in 2001. During his time at Rovers he wont the only medal that eluded him at Old Trafford, scoring the goal that beat Glen “God loves me cos I have legs” Hoddle’s Tottenham in the League Cup final. He went on to play for several clubs, scoring fairly regularly for all of them before retiring in 2008 whilst at his hometown club Notts Forest. An occasional pundit on MUtv and on Sky, where he challenges Jamie Redknapp in the shiny suit and uncomfortably tight looking trouser department, he remains a fan of the club and still lives in his Cheshire home near most of his old United colleagues. He was last seen coaching strikers for old teammates Paul Ince at MK Dons and Lee Clark at Huddersfield.

    Dwight Yorke - The smiling assassin was voted the 10th best player in the world at the 1999 World Player of the Year awards, but didn’t enjoy as good a career post treble as Cole. Despite a hat trick in the 6-1 rout of Arsenal, he fell foul of Ferguson after one too many holidays in Jordan. After a stuttering career at Blackburn and Birmingham he moved to Australia to become the marquee player for Sydney FC. This didn’t last long however and he returned to England with Sunderland to work with former team mate Roy Keane. It’s currently unknown whether or not he’s retired, but he isn’t playing for anyone. He may be coming to a club near you soon. Whether it’s of the football or night variety, is anyone’s guess.

    The Super Subs:

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Injury blighted much of his remaining career at United, but he continued to score frequently whenever he was called upon and has now gained a legendary status at the club for not just his on field exploits, but also his backing of MUST during the Glazer takeover. He’s currently the Reserve Team coach at Old Trafford and helping to groom the future starts of Manchester United.

    Teddy Sheringham – Went on to peak at the startling age of 35 by winning the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards in 2001. He moved back to Spurs at the end of the season and continued to play in the top flight (despite a brief spell in the Championship) until he was 41. He ended his career at Colchester in 2007 with exactly the same haircut as he’d started with. He occasionally works as a pundit during iTV’s Champions League coverage where he seems to made of artificially preserved boiled ham.
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    My first 2 trips to Wembley and first ever trip to London. The final on the Saturday and the replay on the Thursday.

    My clearest memory was just how archaic Wembley was.
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    Great stuff Mockney.

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