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30/03/2014 08:42, Report by Adam Marshall
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Team of '94: Kanchelskis

We continue our feature on United's first Double winners, the talented 1993/1994 team, by focusing on winger Andrei Kanchelskis...

Overall contribution There were few more exciting sights on a football field than the jet-heeled winger in full flight, usually haring down the right or straight down the middle. On his day, he was unplayable and he developed more of a selfish streak to emerge as a regular goal threat. Eventually forcing Lee Sharpe largely onto the sidelines, he provided pace and a directness that ensured defences were always on the back foot.

Best performance Following Mark Hughes' late saver in the first FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, Kanchelskis ran Oldham ragged in the replay at Maine Road. He found the net after 15 minutes and generally terrorised the Latics after also turning on the style in the 5-2 win at Boundary Park earlier in the campaign. "He was our match winner," said Alex Ferguson. "Every time he had the ball, you expected something to happen."

Key moment Leeds' Elland Road is an intimidating venue and, after a goalless first half, Kanchelskis made the breakthrough only two minutes into the second period. It was another important step towards the title with Ryan Giggs wrapping things up five minutes from time.

What he said "The spectators have been a great source of encouragement for me. Their support has been wonderful from the minute I came here. Whenever I play, I sense their affection and I really try to do my best to repay that on the

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