UTD Podcast: Mark Hughes on the influence of Man Utd fans



Hughes won trophies in his two spells at United; first, an FA Cup under Ron Atkinson in 1985 before a flurry of silver came under Sir Alex Ferguson, but he notably spoke of the night of celebration after United were crowned champions for the first time in 26 years.

On May 2, 1993, Aston Villa suffered a shock home loss to Oldham Athletic and this result left United as champions. The Reds played the Blackburn Rovers at home the following night.

“My God, we were in Brucey’s house until about four in the morning, so we weren’t in great shape to be honest,” Hughes laughs. “We got here [at Old Trafford] and there were hordes and hordes of people outside. Everyone was delighted that we finally got to do it. That night was just a party night from our point of view.

“The only thing Blackburn did wrong was score first, so that sobered us all up and we thought ‘wait a minute, this is our night, not their night’, so we just put the afterburner on.

Giggs, Ince and Pallister scored to cap off the celebratory night, although Hughes finished as the club’s top scorer for the season.

You can listen to the rest of Hughes’ interview starting Monday, but all previous episodes of the UTD podcast are available now.

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