In 1992 Arsenal hosted Manchester United at Highbury on a glum November’s day. Arsenal had a mix of old and new with David Hillier and Steve Morrow getting run outs along with the famous back 4. Manchester United had a young Ryan Giggs pulling the strings. Here are 7 things we learnt.
The North Bank was a mural
The North Bank was quieter then than it is now, as Arsenal played in front of a mural. Did it bring good luck? No. It took 5 games for Arsenal to score in front of it.
Giggs was amazing
The Welsh winger was class. He just glided past the Arsenal players, hit the post and eventually set up the only goal.
Graham Taylor was in the crowd
England manager Graham Taylor was in the crowd and sat in front of Peter Shreeves and a kid rocking 90s curtains and a giant green bomber jacket.
Merse had a fierce shot
The closest Arsenal came to score was through Paul Merson who drove a crisp right footed drive at Peter Schmeichel.
Mark Hughes soared like a salmon
The only goal would come from Mark Hughes who towered over Tony Adams to score. A deep cross was play in by Ryan Giggs and the Welsh striker was too strong in the air.
Manchester United wore one of the Premier League greatest shirts
The blue and black United shirt was summed 90s football shirts at their best. Garish and bold.
And Arsenal’s home wasn’t too bad either
The adidas shirt brought Arsenal good luck as they went on to win the FA Cup and League cup.