Moving on up After two decades of Mersey magnificence, a power shift arrived. Liverpool opened the '90s with title 18, but United were back, and how.
Decade head to head
League: P20 W8 D7 L5
FA Cup: P2 W2 D0 L0
League Cup: P1 W1 D0 L0
Charity Shield: P1 W0 D1 L0
Overall: P24 W11 D 8 L5
The United fan Pete Boyle, United’s modern-day songsmith, went to his first game in 1975. He had to wait 17 years to see his first United title-winning side, but has greatly enjoyed the 11 in the 17 years since...
“If you’d have told me at the start of the 1990s that Liverpool would go 20 years without winning the title, I’d have assumed you’d banged your head in a big way. April 1992 was a bleak month for United.
“Nowhere was this more evident than at Anfield when Leeds’ title win was rubbed in and Ian Rush finally scored against United in a 2-0 Liverpool victory [26 April 1992]. The following season, however, goals from Mark Hughes and Brian McClair either side of an Ian Rush strike for Liverpool resulted in us winning at Anfield [2-1, 6 March 1993] en route to finally lifting the title after 26 years of trying. The next Anfield encounter [4 January 1994] is loved by neutrals and Scousers, but I don’t look back fondly at a game
The Ferguson era changed everything, as players like Andy Cole helped to knock Liverpool off their perch...
Honours: In the 1990s
United: League titles 5 (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999), FA Cups 4 (1990, 1994, 1996, 1999), League Cups 1 (1992), Charity Shields 5 (1990 – shared with Liverpool, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997), European Champions Leagues 1 (1999), European Cup Winners’ Cups 1 (1991), European Super Cups 1 (1991), Intercontinental Cups 1(1999)
Liverpool: League titles 1 (1990), FA Cups 1 (1992), League Cups 1 (1995), Charity Shields 1 (1990 – shared with United)
Title ticker: United 12, Liverpool 18