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A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q13

QUESTION

A statue called “The United Trinity” stands proudly outside Old Trafford, featuring which three iconic Manchester United players?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Billy Meredith.

The Legendary Manchester United player, nicknamed “The Welsh Wizard,” played his 335th and final game for the club on 7 May 1921 in a 3-0 win over Derby County at Old Trafford in the English First Division. He scored 36 goals.

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q11

QUESTION

Manchester United’s record UEFA Champions League victory was a 7-1 win at Old Trafford on 10 April 2007 in a quarter-finals, second leg tie after they lost the first leg 2-1 just six days earlier. Who were their opponents?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Chris Smalling.

Louis van Gaal dropped a clanger after United beat CSKA Moscow on 3 November 2015, by getting Chris Smalling’s name wrong again. Van Gaal made the mistake of calling the defender “Mike Smalling” while he was sat alongside him at a press conference in San Jose, USA during United’s pre-season tour in July 2015.

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q10

QUESTION

What player in his squad did Louis van Gaal mistakenly refer to as ‘Mike” in two press conferences during his two years as the manager of Manchester United, 2014-16?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

In the history of Newton Heath Football Club (1878-1902) and Manchester United Football Club (1902-Present), only eight players who were born in Africa have pulled on the famous jersey for the club. Gary Bailey, Manchester United goalkeeper from 1978-87, was signed by Manchester United from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa but Bailey was born in Ipswich, England on 9 August 1958.

Quinton Fortune – South Africa – 126 games – 11 goals: 1999-2006

Eric Djemba Djemba – Cameroon – 39 games – 2 goals: 2003-05

Mateus Alberto Contreiras Goncalves (Manucho) – Angola – 3 games – 0 goals: 2008-09
Mame Biran Diouf – Senegal – 9 games – 1 goals: 2009-12

Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast – 4 games – 0 goals: 2013-15

Eric Bailly – Ivory Coast: 2016-Present

Odion Ighalo – Nigeria – 23 games – 5 goals: 2020-21

Amad Diallo – Ivory Coast: 2021-Present

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q9

QUESTION

Can you name any 5 of the 8 players who have played for Manchester United who were born in Africa?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Roy Keane (captain) & Paul Scholes were both suspended for Manchester United’s 1999 UEFA Champions League final 2-1 win over FC Bayern Munich.

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q7

QUESTION

Who is the only player to win the Golden Boot award as a Manchester United player and name either the season he won it in or the total number of goals he scored to win it.

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Newton Heath played at North Road, Newton Heath from 1878-93 and at Bank Street Clayton from 1893-1902. Manchester United played at Bank Street, Clayton from 1902-10.

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q6

QUESTION

Can you name the two grounds Newton Heath/Manchester United played their home games at prior to moving to Old Trafford in 1910?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Manchester United beat Ipswich Town 9-0 in season 1994-95 and Southampton 9-0 in season 2020-21. Both games were played at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

A QUESTION OF UNITED – Q4

QUESTION

When Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid on 1 July 2009 in an £80 million transfer, who took over his No.7 jersey?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER

Eric Cantona made his Manchester United versus Manchester City in a 2-1 Premier League win at Old Trafford on 6 December 1992. Eric came on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs at half-time with Paul Ince and Mark Hughes scoring for United.

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