Sir Alex Ferguson 25 Years Story | FA Cup 1994


FA Cup 1994

On the back of securing the Reds’ first title in 26 years, Sir Alex went one better a year later when he led his side to the domestic double.

FA Cup final 1994

Away wins at Sheffield United and Norwich in the third and fourth rounds respectively, were followed by a famous cup victory at Selhurst Park which yielded one of the manager’s favourite ever team goals, calmly finished by Denis Irwin.

The Reds overcame Charlton at Old Trafford in the last eight, before Mark Hughes’ stunning last-gasp volley in the semi-final clash with Oldham Athletic at Wembley kept United in the competition.

A comfortable 4-1 win over Latics followed in the replay at Maine Road three days later.

Eric Cantona found the net twice – both from the penalty spot – in the final, with Hughes and Brian McClair also getting on the score-sheet to round off a memorable day at Wembley and secure the club’s first ever double.

United’s run to the 1994 FA Cup final:

Third round
Sheff. United 0-1 United
(Hughes)

Fourth round
Norwich 0-2 United
(Cantona, Keane)

Fifth round
Wimbledon 0-3 United
(Cantona, Ince, Irwin)

Sixth round
United 3-0 Charlton
(Kanchelskis 2, Hughes)

Semi-final
United 1-1 Oldham
(Hughes)

Replay: United 4-1 Oldham
(Giggs, Irwin, Kanchelskis, Robson)

Final
United 4-0 Chelsea
(Cantona 2, Hughes, McClair)

United’s final line-up: Schmeichel; Parker, Bruce, Pallister, Irwin; Kanchelskis, Keane, Ince, Giggs; Cantona, Hughes.

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