1991-92: United win the League Cup and Super Cup for the first time
1991-92: The Reds stutter in the title race and lose out to Leeds
1992-93: Eric Cantona makes a shock move from Leeds to Old Trafford
1992-93: The 26-year wait comes to an end as United win the Premier League
1993-94: Roy Keane makes an English record £3.75m move from Forest
1993-94: The title is retained by an eight-point margin
1993-94: The Double is secured with a 4-0 FA Cup trouncing of Chelsea
1994-95: Cantona is suspended for nine months after an incident with a fan
1994-95: Agony in May as United are pipped to the League and FA Cup
1995-96: Sir Alex entrusts youth and sells Ince, Kanchelskis and Hughes
1995-96: A win at Middlesbrough brings the Premier League trophy back
1995-96: Cantona's late volley vs. Liverpool clinches a second Double
start and a second successive defeat, 3-0 at home to Everton, was hardly the stuff of potential champions.
"There were troughs, of course, and, during those sticky patches, our confidence did not waiver," stated the manager, who raided the transfer market in dramatic fashion to sign Eric Cantona from Leeds. Although the final winning margin was 10 points ahead of runners-up Aston Villa, the nerves were jangling again - none more so than when Sheffield Wednesday led at Old Trafford. Two late Steve Bruce headers sparked wild celebrations and the belief became stronger following wins against Coventry, Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Sir Matt Busby was amongst the crowd to celebrate in style with a 3-1 win against Blackburn at Old Trafford but this was only the start of a period of domination.
With a huge weight of expectation lifted off the boss' shoulders, he led the team to their first-ever Double in the following season. Remarkably, only a Coca-Cola Cup final defeat to Ron Atkinson's Aston Villa denied a domestic clean sweep of trophies for the 1994 Reds - the side is often reckoned to be one of the best in the club's history.