Jun 24 2012

The year that was…1994

Tag: The Year That Was @ 11:20 am

After breaking a 26-year-long wait for a league title, United started the 1993-94 season as the bookies’ favourites, after the capture, for a then British record of £3.75 million, of Roy Keane from Nottingham Forest.

The 21-year-old Irishman had been closely followed by Arsenal and Blackburn but arrived at Old Trafford on July the 19th while a week later legendary Spanish rider Miguel Indurain would win the Tour de France.

Keane makes his debut for United against Arsenal in the Charity Shield (as it was known then), as United lift their first trophy of the season by beating the Gunners on penalties in the traditional season curtain-raiser on August the 7th.

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