08/05/2013 11:13, Report by Gemma Thompson
1 of 3 Next 

SAF's titles: part one

In part one of our gallery feature, we recall United’s – and Sir Alex’s – first six league triumphs, from 1993 to 2000…

Glory story
: Having missed out on the title a year earlier, the surprise arrival of a certain Frenchman helped the Reds end a 26-year wait for championship glory.
Top gun: Mark Hughes, 15 league goals
Turning point: 10 April 1993. One of the most memorable days at Old Trafford ever as Steve Bruce’s injury-time double edged the Reds ever closer to a first title triumph under Sir Alex, whose memorable on-pitch celebration with Brian Kidd will live long in the memory.
Party time: 2 May 1993. Sir Alex was on the golf course when the Reds were officially confirmed as inaugural FA Premier League champions following Oldham’s 1-0 win over United’s closest challengers Aston Villa at Villa Park. Cue the famous player party at Steve Bruce’s gaff.
Sir Alex said: “The players knew they were the best and for the most part of the season they demonstrated it where it mattered, on the pitch.”

Glory story
: In the season the club mourned Sir Matt Busby’s passing, United not only retained their Championship crown but went one better by completing the domestic double.
Top gun: Eric Cantona, 18 league goals
Turning point: 23 April 1994. Returning from a five-match ban, Cantona made his mark for all the right reasons as he fired the Reds to a crucial derby victory over City with a calmly taken first half brace.
Party time: 1 May 1994. United’s victory at Ipswich coupled with Blackburn’s defeat to Coventry over the same weekend ensured back-to-back titles for the Reds.
Sir Alex said: “Winning the double was a fitting tribute to Sir Matt. We did it by playing the game in a way of which he would have wholeheartedly approved.”

Enjoy exclusive videos, features and enter a prize draw to win a signed Sir Alex photo
Sign up below to view the content for free

Please enter a valid email address.

Please enter a valid date of birth

Please select a County from the dropdown list.

ContinuePlease read our privacy consent below.

Privacy Consent

By submitting this form you expressly consent that the Manchester United (“MU”) Group (being all companies with the MU name) and the other MU Commercial Partners (as both may change over time) may share & use your personal information (a) to provide products & services you request, (b) for consumer profiling, market research & (c) unless you tick the boxes below to contact you by post, phone or electronically (incl. email, text & DigitalTV) about MU related products, services, offers & events.

Don’t send me details of products, services, offers & events from:

Please click here to read the MU Privacy Policy and for an updated list of MU Group companies & MU Commercial Partners.

Thank you for registering
your details on the site
Good luck in the prize draw