United have been blessed with some of the greatest individuals in the history of football, but the club's most successful eras have come when multiple talents combine to make something truly magical. We delve into five key partnerships that have helped the Reds soar...
“Keep the flag flying, Jimmy,”instructed Busby, as he fought for his life in the Rechts der Isar hospital. Murphy did, and within ten years, the pair had conquered Europe.
“In so many ways, Scholes is my favourite.”
“We never worked on the partnership in training,”revealed Yorke,
“but when we got that opportunity to play, we had a bond.“ And the two weren’t just slamming home goals against cannon fodder: any Red who lived through their era only has to shut their eyes to recall the twosome running riot in the Nou Camp or the Stadio delle Alpi. Sheringham and Solskjaer might have delivered the coup de grace to the Treble year, but 53 goals from the glorious Yorke-Cole axis powered United’s whirlwind season.
“Attack wins you games; defence wins you titles,”and with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at the heart of his back four between 2006-2009, United came close to matching the success achieved by Ferguson’s great Treble side by securing three consecutive titles and the 2008 Champions League.