Glory Days: How United won the title in 1993/94
Our series celebrating the anniversaries of when Manchester United won silverware continues with the first part of the 1994 League and FA Cup Double.
After the 26-year wait for the title had been ended in glorious fashion the previous season, it was difficult to see how that campaign could be bettered but, now confirmed as the country's top dogs, United were in no mood to relinquish the crown. The British record capture of Roy Keane (from the clutches of closest rivals Blackburn Rovers) was to prove invaluable, as the Irishman scored twice on his home debut and never looked back, gradually replacing the legendary Robson.
The feeling was that if one of the many stars was stopped on any particular day, another would step up to the plate. And there were goals throughout the side, with Paul Ince netting eight times – including notching key, last-gasp equalisers against Blackburn and West Ham.
United never do things the easy way of course, and there were a couple of wobbles – not least two red cards for Cantona in consecutive games, against Swindon and Arsenal in March. With the Frenchman's temperament called into question as he served out a five-match ban, the critics sneered that the Reds' glory bid was faltering.
1993/94 PL GoalsVideo
Cantona and Giggs duly grabbed the goals in a 2-1 triumph against the battling hosts, and after a goalless draw with Coventry City on the final day, the Barclays Premier League trophy was paraded around Old Trafford – again – by a team at the peak of its powers.
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