Yorke: I was top scorer Ferguson still demanded more from me

first_img However, Sir Alex, a man renowned for his meticulously high standards, demanded more from Dwight, and was willing to try anything to further motivate his frontman. “In the first season I scored 29 goals, in the second year I scored 26, and the gaffer said to me ‘you’re a failure’,” Yorke reflected on the video call. “I was top scorer again and we won the Premier League, but he said I was a failure. But you look back and I get where he was coming from. This is where you need to push yourself even further by getting more than 29. “You look at Messi and Ronaldo and that’s the kind of levels he’s trying to push you to, but I didn’t see it then. Finishing as the top scorer with 26 goals was very rewarding for me, but the gaffer wasn’t too pleased. “Then in my third year, I had 14 goals from 22 starts, which is not a bad return. But that wasn’t good enough at United. That was the level the manager was demanding of you and I get it now.” Yorkie is most fondly remembered by United fans for the part he played in our Treble-winning campaign, a season when he and striker partner Andy Cole struck fear into the hearts of defenders at home and abroad. Dwight netted 29 times in 51 appearances during his maiden term at the Reds but was actually disappointed with that haul. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Astonishing Wonders Hidden Deep In Sea5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes “I should have scored more goals. I was disappointed I only scored 29 goals, even though that was unbelievable in my first year,” Yorke told presenter Stewart Gardner and regular hosts Ben Thornley, Wes Brown, Danny Webber, and David May. “I think the manager robbed me of a few games when I felt I should have played and could have scored goals,” Yorke added, with a chuckle. “He substituted me when I was on the verge of scoring a hat-trick. I was on two goals and he takes me off to have a rest! You look back and think ‘bloody hell, gaffer, you robbed me of a few goals over the years’.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “But it’s not about me, it’s about the team and he knows what is best for us as a unit and that’s what matters. “When you achieve that kind of level in your first year, where do you go from there? Because everything you do after that is pretty much a failure,” the 48-year-old continued. read also:Cole’s ‘surprise’ phone calls inspired me more after I joined Man Utd “But we went on to win three Premier Leagues in a row and we’re the only club to ever do that. That hardly ever gets a mention, until [Manchester] City tried to follow it this year. “We had a high level of success over that time, so it was hard to live up to that all the time. But I have no regrets over those years. It was just a wonderful time in my life and I’m very grateful to anyone who played a part in that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester United striker, Dwight Yorke, spent four years at Old Trafford and netted more than any of his team-mates during his first season at the club – our 1998/99 Treble-winning campaign – before achieving the same feat again the following year. Loading… last_img read more

Trojans capture five-peat

first_imgIt’s that time of year again: ring-fitting season for the USC men’s water polo squad.  The No. 1 USC squad (29-0) danced on the edge of defeat the entire match, but scored when it mattered most, using a last-minute strike to defeat No. 2 UCLA (28-5) 11-10 for a record fifth-consecutive NCAA title.Champions · The USC men’s water polo team won its fifth-straight national championship by defeating UCLA 11-10 on Sunday afternoon. The Trojans finished the season 29-0, the second undefeated season in school history. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanAfter being tied or trailing the entire second half, sophomore driver Kostas Genidounias scored a play called “Candy,” wriggling himself free from his defender and rocketing the title-clinching goal past UCLA goalie Matt Rapacz with 40 seconds remaining. The Trojans forced a UCLA turnover on the Bruins’ final possession, played keep-away for approximately 15 seconds with the ball and then celebrated.“Kostas is the man,” said senior two-meter Matt Burton. “That kid doesn’t feel pressure, he lives for that moment.”The play was actually called by senior driver Tobias Preuss, and not coach Jovan Vavic.“What a game … what a game,” Vavic said. “They [UCLA] executed really well, but our guys have been there before. They [USC] know how to win, and they have a great heart. When we needed to stop [UCLA] at the end of the game, we did.”Due to  his play in the final two games, senior driver Michael Rosenthal was named NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player, especially after scoring two clutch goals in the final period.“I can’t believe it, honestly,” said Rosenthal on going five-for-five on national titles during his time as a Trojan. “I wanted to come to ‘SC to see how I could get at water polo, and the decision to stay for this fifth year  — and oh boy, best decision I ever made.”Junior driver Nikola Vavic and Genidounias were also named first Team All-Tournament, while Preuss, junior utility Mace Rapsey, and junior goalie James Clark were named to the second Team. The Trojans tied their season worst with ten goals allowed, but only two of those came in the second half, where Clark shined the most.A sold-out crowd at McDonald’s Swim Stadium made for an atmosphere worthy of a title match, and the squads did not disappoint.Junior two-meter Connor Virjee whipped a hard shot past UCLA goalie Matt Rapacz on the Trojans’ first possession to start the Trojans off right, but UCLA’s Bret Lathrope answered a minute and a half later to even the score early.After UCLA swatted away a Rex Butler shot on the Trojans’ 6-on-5, the Bruins’ Danny McClintick rocked a long-distance shot past USC goalie James Clark to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead.A defensive lapse left UCLA’s Chris Fahlsing open three possessions later, and a lob shot by Paul Reynolds soon after put the Trojans in unfamiliar territory, trailing 4-1. UCLA set the tone with their physical playing style, and things almost got ugly when Preuss had his nose bloodied, then got in a scrum with Rapacz after a missed USC shot. The Trojans allowed just under six goals per game in the regular season, but let in five in just the first period and trailed 5-3 at the end of the first frame.USC capitalized on a 6-on-4 advantage at the 6:17 mark of the second period with a Michael Rosenthal strike, then Nikola Vavic found the goal with one of his signature upper-corner strikes on the next possession to tie the match at 5 apiece. Blood wiped from his face, Preuss rocketed another shot in to give the Trojans three goals in three possessions and a 6-5 lead, and UCLA’s early three-goal lead was gone.Their confidence however, was not. The Bruins found their offensive rhythm back and railed off three goals in a row of their own. A testy second period that saw both squad’s head coaches receive yellow cards ended with USC trailing 8-6.Once again, USC scored on its first possession of the half, on a corner shot from Rosenthal to cut the deficit to one. A third period full of fouls but much-improved defense ended at 9-8 after USC responded to a UCLA goal by finding Mace Rapsey for a close-range strike thanks to some pinpoint passing.The championship atmosphere was palpable in the final period, as both sides’ defenses stepped up to the occasion. Rosenthal found Burton with a lob pass early in the period, and Burton slammed it home to even the match at nine until UCLA’s Josh Samuels found the back of USC’s net with 3:09 left.What happened next was a controversial call that nearly had UCLA screaming foul. A USC pass went out toward the out-of-bounds rope, but stopped moving before it hit the rope and thus stayed in-bounds. USC recovered the ball, and Rosenthal completed his hat trick to tie the match at 10.A shot by Rosenthal narrowly hit the bar and skipped out on USC’s next possession but James Clark slapped away a UCLA shot on the counter.The Bruins’ Josh Samuels and Daniel Lenhart both missed open, but long-range shots, with Lenhart’s strike skipping over the ball with 46 seconds remaining, setting up Genidounias’s title-winning shot.“This one is really going to hurt,” UCLA coach Adam Wright said. “We were in a great situation, up one with three minutes left. Give credit to [USC]: they won, [and] five times is something tough to do.This is the second undefeated season in program history for the Trojans and is Jovan Vavic’s eleventh NCAA title, his eighth for a men’s team.last_img read more

3-goal 2nd period pushes Syracuse past Mercyhurst

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A three-goal second period was what Syracuse (3-5-3, 3-1-1 College Hockey America) needed to triumph over Mercyhurst (2-8-1, 1-4-0 CHA) at Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.Mercyhurst opened the scoring about halfway through the first period on a power play goal off the stick of Rachael Smith.Coming out of the first intermission down a goal — something all too familiar for the Orange this year — Syracuse came roaring back in the third, scoring two goals in the first four minutes of the second period. Heather Schwarz and Stephanie Grossi tallied the goals for the Orange. Schwarz notched her second goal about ten minutes later in the period, on the power play, to make the score 3-1.Mercyhurst clawed back to within one goal with 30 seconds left in the second period courtesy of Brook Hartwick’s power play goal. SU uncharacteristically allowed two power play goals, raising the total amount to ten on the season.As the third period commenced, Syracuse searched for a dagger. It came on the power play as Megan Quinn scored. The Orange went 2-for-4 on the power play against Mercyhurst, its best ratio of the season by far. Mercyhurst went 2-for-8.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAcross the board both teams were fairly equal statistically, with the only glaring inequality blocked shots — 10 to 5, in favor of Syracuse.Syracuse and Mercyhurst play again on Saturday at 2 p.m. Comments Published on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more