Article 12 - Manchester United 1995–97

The summer of 1995 sent shockwaves to English football. In one summer, Manchester United sold stalwarts, strong characters and key players like Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis and Mark Hughes. What was shocking was that United didn’t sign anyone to replace them. Added to that, talismanic Frenchman Eric Cantona was serving an 8-month ban from the previous season.

If this happened in today’s day and age, we would never hear the end of the negativity from fans regarding United’s prospects for the season. Things were different in 1995 though. Famously, United began the…