Manchester United, Great Players, Great Goals
Manchester United are one the world's most famous and most successful football clubs. Over the years they have had some great players, such as Eric Cantona, Bobby Charlton, George Best, David Beckham who have scored some absolutely wonderful goals. Here is a selection of some of the best Manchester United goals from some of the best Manchester United players.
Eric Cantona was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in November 1992 from Leeds United, who had pipped Manchester United to the league title the previous season. Ferguson could not have dreamed just how great and glorious an influence Cantona would prove to be on his young team.
Cantona’s first appearance for Manchester United was against Benfica in Lisbon, in a friendly match to mark the 50th birthday of Eusebio. He made his competitive debut as a second half substitute against Manchester City at Old Trafford, on December 6th, 1992.
United’s season had been disappointing up to Cantona’s signing. They had had problems scoring goals. However, Cantona quickly settled into the team, not only scoring many goals but also creating chances for the other players. For the next two years, United went on an amazing run, winning the inaugural Premiership in 1993. By winning that title, Cantona became the only player ever to win back-to-back titles with different clubs.
They retained the Premiership and with Cantona’s two penalties helping them to a 4-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup Final. Cantona was voted PFA Player Of The Year in 1994.
Eric Cantona Goals
David Beckham is one of the most famous footballers in the world. He was born in 1975 in London and as a schoolboy he impressed coaches with his natural ability. He signed up with Manchester United and made his debut in 1992 aged 17.
Manchester United won the premiership title 6 times and the FA Cup twice and not forgetting the UEFA champions League in 1999 whilst David Beckham was at the club. Beckham scored some amazing goals for the club, including his famous shot from inside his own half in 1996 and he is world renowned as a free-kick specialist.
In 2003, David transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid, where he played for 4 football seasons, before moving again to sign an exclusive 5 year contract with LA Galaxy (Los Angeles Galaxy in America).
Becks Man U Goals
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Following in the footsteps of marvellous players, like Best and Edwards, Giggs is the embodiment of the attacking flair and spirit that is the tradition of Manchester United. He is a great crowd pleaser with his his mazy dribbling runs and blistering pace and he has scored some spectacular goals. Here are some of them.
Ryan Giggs Goals
Born in Madeira, andn amed because of his father's respect for Ronald Regan, Crisiano Ronaldo has developed into the most exciting footballer in the world. He scored 2 goals on his debut for Porto aged 17 and he has continued to score goals freely ever since.
He made his United debut in a 4-0 thrashing of Bolton at Old Trafford. He replaced Nicky Butt just after the hour and produced a mesmerising performance. Three of United's goals came after the young star's introduction. Ronaldo was the dominant player as United won back the Premier League crown in 2006/07 as he finished second top scorer in the league and swept the individual awards board.
As well as his goals, his assists, his heading ability, dribbling and speed make him one of the most desired players in the world.
Wayne Rooney is generally regarded as the best young player in England. After his transfer from Everton he made a spectacular debut for Manchester United on 28 September 2004 in the UEFA Champions League against Fenerbahçe, scoring a hat-trick and also an assist (the match finished in a 6-2 win for United).
Rooney has since been a prolific goal scorer for Manchester United, matching the level of goals scored by previous strikers such as Ruud van Nistelrooy. Also, most importantly, he is a team player and unselfishly contributes many assists to his teammates and has a fierce work ethic.
He is renowned for the spectacular goals he scores, particularly volleys. You can check them out here!
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