UK time is: 09:38:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Jaap Stam Retires

Jaap Stam will call it time on his career later today, according to reports.

The big defender, signed from PSV in 1998, spent three remarkably successful seasons at United. His first culminated in winning the Treble, and it will be difficult for anyone to have a better debut season!

He followed that up by winning two more league titles with the club (by considerable margins it has to be said) but he was unceremoniously dumped after he had published his autobiography which included less than courteous comments about his teammates and the club itself.

He wasn't bad at Lazio, was even better at Milan but struggled to make any real impact at Ajax due to injuries, therefore it seems logical to quit now. However, we must not forget that he was one hell of a defender in his prime, he was tough and it was extremely difficult to get past him. His departure left United seriously vulnerable at the back that time - and that season's 'achievements' assured we won't forget how amazing his contribution had been once.




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 29 2007

Time: 1:34PM

Your Comments

What a great defender he was. You guys really missed him when he left.
roversman
Good luck in civil life, Jaap.
midlothian99
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rooney's Fit! (Friday October 31 2014)

Moyes In Demand! (Friday October 31 2014)

Falcao Deal Agreed (Friday October 31 2014)

Blind & Di Maria Loving It! (Thursday October 30 2014)

Legend Claims City Now The Bigger Side (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Fellaini Still Leaving? (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Those Bale Rumours (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Vidal Deal Dead (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Emotions Took Over (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Rooney Doubt? (Tuesday October 28 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 1 - 1 Chelsea
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton
Man Utd 2 - 1 West Ham
Leicester City 5 - 3 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

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

Breaking League News

Match Day Moments - QPR (h)
Chelsea : 01/11/2014 09:24:00
Lawro v Mystic Mug - Villa v Spurs
Aston Villa : 01/11/2014 08:44:00
Gunners Aim at Burnley in No Man`s Land!
Burnley : 01/11/2014 08:16:00
Everton V Swansea City Match Preview
Everton : 01/11/2014 08:11:00
Team News: Hull v Southampton
Hull City : 01/11/2014 08:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

City v United?
Suggested By:  
Home win! 1%
Away win! 66%
Draw! 33%