Goal of the Day: Kanchelskis’s ton-up
Background: Having won the 1992/93 title – scooping the first of the Premier League era and bucking a sizeable monkey off the United back by claiming a first title since 1967 – Ferguson’s Reds set about the 1993/94 campaign like they weren’t going to let anyone even sniff the trophy’s polish. By the time of this encounter with the ‘Crazy Gang’ – Vinnie Jones, John Fashanu et al – United had built an 11-point lead at the summit.
What happened next: United stretched our lead to 16 points at one stage, and ended up winning the title by eight points – with an FA Cup, and the club’s first Double, to follow.
“If anything, the third goal was even more majestic. Cantona, again, was the catalyst. He released Kanchelskis, whose running power left Wimbledno drained. The Ukrainian Express then showed armament - a machine gun of a left foot.
“ James Cordon, The Sunday Independent.