The famous Manchester United FA Youth Cup winning side of 1992 will very likely be broken up soon with the imminent retirement of Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Nobody wishes it upon them obviously but time eventually catches up with everyone and the two veterans have managed to extend their careers far longer than anyone has a right to reasonably expect. Despite the many misconceptions, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville were not a part of this group and only made the team for the following season’s final.
Like every other member of that Manchester United side which brought home that memorable 1999 treble, former Manchester United and England midfielder Nicky Butt will always hold a special place in the history of the club. The 35 year old who hung up his boots in the summer says he will always be United through and through but after six years playing at Newcastle he admits that his loyalties were divided when the Magpies faced United in the opening match of the new season.
Any Manchester United fan over the age of 25 is bound to have fond memories of the man who was an ever present in the team which brought the first League title back to Old Trafford since 1967 in the inaugural 1992-93 Premier League campaign. Brian McClair appeared in all 42 matches, hitting the net nine times in that drought breaking season. The man who became affectionally known as ‘Choccy’ to his many fans went on to collect a haul of 4 Premier League, 3 FA Cup, 5 Charity Shield, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup winning medals in his eleven seasons as a red.