A small history class before the Champions League tie between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain….
The final whistle is blown at the Etihad Stadium and it is safe and fair to say that Manchester United fans the world over breathed a huge collective sigh of relief. Pre kickoff, we had the shock news of Paul Scholes coming out of retirement to contend with. One way or another, United fans would in general be left wondering on why the sudden change of heart from the normally resolute Englishman and how will the quiet maestro do on his return which depended on him coming on in the game as he was named on the bench. Like many, I was shocked at his change in heart but certainly didn’t look at it as a step forward rather I looked at it as a step backward maybe a step in desperation.
Saturday will be an extra special day for Sir Alex Ferguson as he celebrates 24 years as Manchester United boss. Ferguson was appointed on November 6, 1986 and has since established himself as the most successful British manager of all time. So many matches, titles and memories later, Sir Alex has revealed that his most memorable game in 24 amazing years at Old Trafford are neither of those famous European Cup triumphs but an extraordinaryPremier League match at Tottenham in 2001.