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27/11/2009 17:13, Report by Adam Bostock

Your questions for Pally

Our series of former player interviews will soon continue with Gary Pallister, a man who served United's defence with distinction for almost a decade.

Signed in 1989 for a then British record fee of £2.3million, the Ramsgate-born centre-half formed a formidable partnership with Steve Bruce as United ended a 26-year wait for the league title and went on to dominate the domestic game.

Pallister's first winner's medal came in the FA Cup final at the end of 1989/90, a season in which he was voted Player of the Year by United members. He followed that by helping the Reds to win a first European trophy for 23 years, the Cup Winners' Cup in 1991. In total, the player affectionately known as Pally won nine major honours with United.

Other highlights of his illustrious career include the PFA Player of the Year award in 1992 and a memorable brace of goals against Liverpool at Anfield in 1997, not least because Pally - as a central defender - was somewhat less than prolific.

Capped 22 times by England, Pallister played more than 200 times for Middlesbrough across two spells - immediately before and after his long stint at United - and tasted life at the other end of the league at Darlington, whom he joined on loan at the age of 20.

Please post your questions for Gary Pallister on manutd.com/talkingreds - in the Legends forum - and we'll put the best ones to him on your behalf.

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