Vital Football

Latest Oxford United News

26 years on from the first meeting with OUFC

26 years on from the first meeting with OUFC

It was November 8, 1986 and in the old First Division (Now Premiership) Manchester United took on Oxford United, in front of a crowd of just 13,545 at the Manor ground. Why am I mentioning this game well a certain Alex Ferguson was taking charge of his first match in charge of the red devils.

Sir Alex took over from former Oxford United captain Ron Atkinson with the club in 21st position in the table:

Manchester United team: Chris Turner, Mike Duxbury, Arthur Albiston, Kevin Moran, Paul McGrath, Graeme Hogg, Clayton Blackmore, Remi Moses, Frank Stapleton, Peter Davenport, Peter Barnes.

Oxford United: team: Tony Parks, David Langan, Neil Slatter, Les Phillips, Gary Briggs, Malcolm Shotton, Ray Houghton, John Aldridge, David Leworthy, John Trewick, Kevin Brock.

Maurice Evans was the man leading the U's at the time and he oversaw a 2-0 win for the U's with goals from Neil Slatter and John Aldridge.

Just 26 years later and who would have thought the now great Sir Alex Ferguson would be announcing his retirement. It will be over 1,500 matches in charge of the the devils when he departs football management to become a director of Manchester United.

His total silverware haul is 49 trophies:

St Mirren

Scottish First Division (1): 1976-77.

Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Division (3): 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85.

Scottish Cup (4): 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86.

Scottish League Cup (1): 1985-86.

European Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1982-83.

European Super Cup (1): 1983.

Manchester United

Premier League (13): 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13.

FA Cup (5): 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04.

League Cup (4): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10.

Charity/Community Shield (10): 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.

Champions League (2): 1998-99, 2007-08.

European Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1990-91.

European Super Cup (1): 1991.

Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999.

FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Terry
Date:Saturday May 11 2013
Time: 1:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Oxford United Articles

McAleny gets under the Shakers

Oxford Utd:1 Eastwood,16 Edwards,5 Nelson,33 Dunkley Booked,28 Johnson (Skarz 83mins),19 Hall,4 Lundstram,14 Ruffels,18 Rothwell(Sercombe 66mins),11 McAleny,15 Hemmings(Martínez 66mins

Oxford team v Bury

team news

Oxford v Bury

Bury are one of the form teams in the division with 1 loss in their last 10 matches.

Since Lee Clark has been appointed he has guided the team away from relegation.

The U's will have fi

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Archived Vital U's Articles

Vital U's articles from

Site Journalists

Terry
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can the U's get in the playoffs
Suggested By:
Yes43%
No57%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 40 24 10 6 82 32
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 39 16 12 11 60 6
8 Oxford 40 17 8 15 59 9
9 Rochdale 39 16 9 14 57 4
10 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Wimbledon 40 13 15 12 54 3
13 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 41 12 10 19 46 -11
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Oxford United  Results (view all)

Oxford United  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League