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5 Jun 2018
1998: Dwight Yorke joins Manchester United

After six Premier League seasons with Aston Villa, Dwight Yorke signed for Manchester United.

The striker scored 18 top-flight goals in his first season, winning a three-way share of the Golden Boot and the PL Player of the Season award as Man Utd achieved their historic treble - the title, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.

Yorke was even more prolific the following campaign, netting 20 times and helping United to defend their PL crown, which they did again in 2000/01.

In total he scored 48 goals in 96 PL appearances for the club before signing for Blackburn Rovers in July 2002.

Dwight Yorke signs for Manchester United
Dwight Yorke, right, beams alongside Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford
2006: Manchester United 5-1 Fulham

Manchester United made a lightning-quick start to their campaign against Fulham, scoring four times in the opening 19 minutes.

Louis Saha headed the hosts in front and then delivered a cross that forced an own goal from Ian Pearce. Wayne Rooney struck moments later before setting up Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fulham pulled a goal back before half-time through Heidar Helguson, but Rooney had the final word as he doubled his tally midway through the second half.

The result left Man Utd setting the early pace at the top of the table, leaving Fulham in 20th.

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