The cup win that kick-started a golden era
Fourteen years on, Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the League Cup final is barely remembered for the football. Instead, history tags it as the first significant moment for arguably Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest team.
How we won the 2006 League CupVideo
“our bread and butter”– since 2003, while United’s last Champions League final was four years further back.
Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic, who came on for the final minutes, had not even established themselves as starters at their new club, but the manager was desperate for them to experience a triumph as early as possible.