Manchester United Share Points With Blackburn Rovers

31 Mar


This is a programme from the FA Premiership game between  Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers, played at United’s homeground,  Old Trafford on Sunday August 25th 1996.

One of United’s greatest player’s, Cardiff  born, Ryan Giggs appears in action on the front cover.

The match ended 2-2, with Jordi Cruyff and another United legend and Norwegian international,  Ole Gunner Solskjaer  snatching the second to earn United a draw after coming from 1-2 behind.

Paul Warhurst and Lars Bohinen scored for Blackburn Rovers.

United would eventually win the League that season, having also triumphed the previous season.

Solskjaer, known as the Baby-Face Assassin for his predatory finishing and his youthful looks, appeared 366 times for Manchester United, scoring 126 times with almost half the goals coming from Solskjaer coming on as substitute.

Solskjaer is now a successful manager of Molde FK in Norway, whom he played for before signing to Manchester United and who he led to there first ever league title in 100 years, in 2011.

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