Feast on festive football with MUTV

Monday 26 December 2022 05:00

Kick off 26 December with some of Manchester United's iconic Boxing Day clashes.

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Festive football is here! And there has never been a better time to join MUTV. 

Why not sit back and binge on classic Boxing-Day encounters in our Premier League Collection?

Get set for our upcoming matches against Nottingham Forest and Wolves with live and exclusive matchday build-up, watch the game afterwards, with our full-90 replay, along with a whole host of other content to feast upon this Christmas.

Here are some of our favourite iconic United boxing day clashes, all available in the full Premier League Collection, only on MUTV…

1994 – Chelsea 2 United 3
Chelsea were unable to avenge their defeat earlier in the year that had clinched a first Double for the Reds, but this was a game that could have gone either way. Mark Hughes’s opener and a penalty from Eric Cantona, who had scored two spot-kicks in the aforementioned game at Wembley, only for the Blues to hit back through John Spencer (with another penalty) and Eddie Newton. United’s response was swift, and decisive, as Brian McClair pounced, following a Roy Keane run and deflected Cantona pass.

1998 – United 3 Nottingham Forest 0
Ronny Johnsen goals were pretty rare but the Norwegian defender bagged two of his overall Reds tally of nine to help seal a convincing win, en route to the Treble. Our most recent home meeting with our next Premier League opponents featured a downward header from Johnsen to a David Beckham corner in the first half, before he thumped in a volley when Henning Berg nodded back another Beckham set-piece. Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes helped tee up Ryan Giggs for a cheeky third, lofted over Dave Beasant in the visitors’ goal.

2012 – United 4 Newcastle 3
A helter-skelter affair to shake off any festive fatigue with action at both ends. James Perch’s effort jolted the Reds into life, with Jonny Evans cancelling it out, only to be involved in controversy a couple of minutes later. The defender put through his own net and referee Mike Deane overruled the offside decision to give the Magpies the goal. After the break, captain Patrice Evra rifled one in but Papiss Cisse quickly restored the lead from an assist by ex-Red Gabriel Obertan. A rescue act was required, and Robin van Persie initially obliged with the equaliser, to set up a Fergie-time winner. Javier Hernandez got it, spreading the Christmas cheer by converting Michael Carrick’s expertly delivery as the Reds would go on to win the title.

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