UK time is: 13:10:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fergie Welcomes Back Old Boy

It has been six years since Teddy Sheringham played in the red shirt at Old Trafford, and Sir Alex Ferguson thought he has seen the last of him.

He is still a hero to United fans, having helped the club win three league titles, an FA Cup and the Champions League during his four-year stint with the Red Devils.

The veteran striker will celebrate his 40th birthday on Sunday, and only outfield player to play in the Premiership at 40 was another ex-United hero ... Gordon Strachan.

Ferguson: 'When he left Manchester United, I didn't think Teddy would still be playing now.

'In a way, it is not surprising because pace was never a factor in his game and he still has the same intelligence. But it is rare for any outfield player to play in the Premiership at 40 and you do need a bit of luck with injuries.

'I always felt Teddy was at his most dangerous when the ball was nowhere near him.

'He played in areas where it was really difficult to pin him down and his intelligence and use of space was so important to his game.

'He has two great feet and is a good header of the ball and has been handled really well by Alan Pardew this season.

'West Ham used him at the start, when he was still fresh and he could use his experience as they came into the Premiership because when you get promoted into this league, if you don't make a good start, you are dead.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 29 2006

Time: 1:49PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Leicester v United - Team Sheets (Sunday September 21 2014)

The Shirt off Your Back! (Saturday September 20 2014)

Will They Sell? No! (Saturday September 20 2014)

United Target is Staying in Milan! (Friday September 19 2014)

Juventus Interest Cooled! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Something Missing! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Yet More Ronaldo Intrigue! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Looking at 15 Years! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rooney Ends Feud (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Di Maria in Exulted Company (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. West Ham 5 2 1 2 1 7
9. Hull City 5 1 3 1 0 6
10. Liverpool 5 2 0 3 -1 6
11. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
12. Everton 4 1 2 1 -1 5
13. Leicester City 4 1 2 1 -1 5
14. Stoke 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Breaking League News

Vital Report: West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool
Liverpool : 21/09/2014 12:57:00
Leicester v United - Team Sheets
Man Utd : 21/09/2014 12:43:00
The Hotel Inspector?
West Ham : 21/09/2014 11:26:00
Chelsea in Defender Hunt
Chelsea : 21/09/2014 11:21:00
Courtois or Cech?
Chelsea : 21/09/2014 11:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester City v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Leicester to win! 1%
United to win! 92%
Score Draw 7%
0-0 Draw 0%