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01/03/2014 10:00, Report by Adam Marshall
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Team of '94: Schmeichel

Manchester United won the League and FA Cup Double for the first time 20 years ago, with a team widely acknowledged as one of the best in the club's history. 

Our player-by-player guide to that memorable campaign begins at the back with goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel...

Overall contribution Respected throughout the game as one of the world's top keepers, the Dane excelled in his third season at Old Trafford. He was firmly established as the undisputed no.1, only missing the final two league fixtures through injury. A clean sheet in the 4-0 FA Cup final romp against Chelsea rounded Peter's season off perfectly.

Best performance Hard-fought 1-0 wins away from home when the team is not playing particularly well are often key to title triumphs and such a victory at Coventry in November was largely down to Schmeichel's heroics. The hosts' top scorer Micky Quinn was twice denied, while a stop from Sean Flynn was right out of the top drawer. In the dying seconds, the Dane tipped Chris Marsden's point-blank drive onto the bar.

Key moment Schmeichel risked the wrath of his manager when he charged upfield in the closing stages of the game with Blackburn. Facing a first home defeat for 14 months, his appearance in the box for Lee Sharpe's corner generated panic and Paul Ince equalised.

Game to forget With the FA Cup quarter-final goalless in the final minute of the first half, the Dane was sent off against Charlton for handling outside his box as Kim Grant bore down on goal. The referee Robbie Hart showed him the red card, the only one of Schmeichel's United career, but Les Sealey came on in his place (as a substitute for the 'sacrificed' Paul Parker) and the Reds won 3-1 with 10 men. However, the first-choice keeper was suspended for the League Cup final which United lost to Aston Villa.

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