Saturday, January 12, 2013
THIS DAY IN SPORT! MANCHESTER UNITED SIGNED ANDY COLE FROM NEWCASTLE IN A DEAL THAT SHOCKED MAGPIES FANS TO THE MARROW
On this day, 7th of January 1995, Manchester United bought Newcastle United forward Andrew Cole.
The move, which included the Northern Ireland winger Keith Gillespie going the other way, was a shock to many Newcastle fans and manager Kevin Keegan had to plead for their support in a speech from the steps outside St James’ Park.
Cole scored his first goal for his new club on his third appearance, in the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa and went on to win five Premier League titles,two FA cups, two charity shield & one Uefa champions league title under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. He scored 121 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, including a five-goal haul in United’s 9-0 defeat of Ipswich Town in March 1995