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25/05/2014 12:44, Report by Adam Marshall
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Team of '94: Bryan Robson

Our feature series profiling the members of United's first Double-winning squad concludes with the incomparable Bryan Robson...

Overall contribution The old man was never going to fade into the background despite the arrival of British record buy Roy Keane. After he turned 37 in January 1994, the sands of time were against the talismanic club captain and competition for his place was more fierce than ever. Yet nobody could ever question Robson's commitment and desire and he was determined to prove he was still capable of providing a telling contribution.

Best performance The opening game of the1993/94 season was at Carrow Road and Robson rolled back the years to outshine Keane, naturally viewed as his heir apparent. Not only did the veteran notch the killer second goal but he ran the show with his sharp tackling and probing passing. The boss commented afterwards: "It was fantastic to see Bryan play like that for us. He's irrepressible."

Key moment A fine display and the third goal in the 4-1 hammering of Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final replay at Maine Road sent out the message that he was ready to be involved in the season's climax. Always one to shine on the big occasion, Robbo had scored against the Latics at the same stage of the competition four years previously.

What he said "'At the start of the season, I was pleased with my form. I managed to get in the side quite a lot due to a few players having injuries and I enjoyed that spell. But then, like a lot of other players at United, I found it

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