Yorke, who has been working as a TV pundit for AD Sport, told Michael Nasrallah of Goal.com “As much as we sit down here and say Barcelona are the best, which they probably are, don’t tell me they cannot be beaten.” Yorke, who won the competition in 1999 as part of the famous treble winning side, believes that Sir Alex will have been briefing his players on how to quell the threat of the Catalan side’s dangermen – Lionel Messi and Xavi.
When former Manchester United hero Dwight Yorke was first mentioned as a possible Sydney FC marquee signing in the brand new A-League six years ago it was met with disbelief by a cynical Australian public – but it came to pass. The same reaction was again shown when former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was approached to sign for North Queensland Fury four years later and Fowler is still playing in Australia with Perth Glory. There is now a strong move by the Newcastle Jets to sign United’s Michael Owen for next season – with a thoroughbred racehorse as part of a deal.
There are times when you can barely believe what you see with your own eyes. What happened at Old Trafford on February 25, 2001 was one of those occasions. There was Manchester United’s major title challengers, clinically torn apart by a marauding side intent on leaving no doubt who was top dog. It was a day when everything United did turned to gold in a similar way that it was against Blackburn recently. Dwight Yorke took the headlines with his first half hat trick but it was a complete team performance – and no, it was certainly not a dream, just a nightmare for Arsenal. The whole story was emphatically told by the final League Table at the end of the season with the Gunners in second spot a full ten points behind United.