That run in March and April 1996 when United overhauled Newcastle into top spot. Starting with that Newcastle game, he scored in 6 consecutive league games, grabbing the winner in four 1-0 victories, and a last-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw. Capped it off in May with the winner in yet another 1-0 victory in the FA Cup Final. What also made that run special was both the calibre of the opposition in turning over all the best teams in England at the time - Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs - and the quality of the goals - the ice-cold downward volley against Newcastle, the chest control and long-range lob over Seaman, the take in a crowded midfield, run and outside-the-box finish against Spurs, and the controlled volley in an awkward position against Liverpool. No easy goals in there, just pulling rabbits out the hat week after week. Rarely has a player produced such a series of singularly influential performances at the exact right time in the season - to not only drag his team-mates over the line, but to break the hearts of the challengers who had led all campaign.