Peter Schmeichel


Considered the greatest Manchester United goalkeeper of all time Schmeichel is certainly one of the best to ever stand between the sticks. His imposing presence and unbelievable agility for a man his size was the catalyst for the clubs emergence as major trophy winners in the nineties. Signed for £530k in 1991 he proved to be the ultimate goalkeeping bargain. To put it into perspective Carlos Tevez earns that in a fortnight. Numerous clean sheets gave United’s attack the confidence to go out and win games knowing he was minding the net ready to snuff out the opposition. A trophy laden eight-year spell at Old Trafford saw him win five Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, one League Cup, one Super Cup and one Champions League in 1999. That famous game against Bayern Munich proved to be his last of his 398 appearances. Surprisingly he also got on the scoresheet during his time at United heading home the equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Rotor Volgograd in a UEFA Cup tie in 1995.

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