Manchester United boast a pantheon of absolute superstars.
Teddy Sheringham was one of them. So too was Andy Cole.
The pair played together at Old Trafford for years, winning the Treble together in 1999, with Sheringham equalising against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Although Cole’s partnership with Dwight Yorke became famously brilliant, Sheringham slotted into Sir Alex Ferguson’s attack pretty well too.
And although they played well together, the pair of goal machines really didn’t get along off the pitch.
Here’s what Cole wrote in The Independent back in 2010: ‘I would rather sit down and have a cuppa with Neil Ruddock, who broke my leg in two places in 1996, than with Teddy Sheringham, who I’ve pretty much detested for the past 15 years.’
Why did they detest each other? A small but, in Cole’s mind, significant slight during England duty was enough to create years of animosity.
While Cole was waiting to come on as a substitute for Sheringham on his England debut, the Tottenham legend ‘snubbed’ Cole on his way off the pitch.
‘In the summer of 1997, after Eric Cantona left Manchester United, Sheringham arrived. We played together for years. We scored a lot of goals. I never spoke a single word to him.’