|Desc||Another striker who positively plundered goals in his prime Yorke is most famous for his near unstoppable partnership with Andy Cole at Manchester United. But it’s his record at Aston Villa – 73 goals over nine years – that earns him his place here|
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|Club as Player||Manchester United|
2016 02 18 Retrieve
[on Rio Ferdinand] The word colossal comes into play as that’s the type of player that Ferdinand was. [. . .] Rio can leave that football club (Manchester United) with his head held incredibly high in terms of what he has achieved
2016 09 19 Retrieve
[Dwight Yorke acknowledges what dr Jo Venglos’s works at Aston Villa] Things he did at Villa, other clubs were doing seven or eight years later
2019 11 08 Retrieve
[Dwight Yorke joins the line-up for the Battle of the Reds 2019] I’ve been to Singapore many times and I always enjoy my trips there, but I’ve never played at the National Stadium. I’ve heard good things about the pitch and look forward to making new memories. I hope I’ll be able to put on a good performance for the fans
2020 04 14 Retrieve
[Dwight Yorke says scoring a hat-trick during our 6-1 demolition of Arsenal in February 2001 ranks as one of his fondest memories in a Manchester United shirt] Arsenal being one of our main rivals over the years, it was one of the fixtures to look forward to. Outside of Liverpool, it was the next big fixture in my time. So being able to score three against them in such a crucial game, it has to go down as one of my fondest memories at United. There are many fond memories in there, but as a striker you are always judged on the number of goals you score as well.
To score three against them on that day, against David Seaman as well, who was one of the best goalkeepers in world football at the time, to have done that against such a quality goalkeeper and team, I was very happy about it
[When he got word of his likely inclusion, however, he was keen to seize his chance] I actually remember that during the week, I just had a feeling that the gaffer is giving me the heads-up that I was going to be playing. The opportunity had been very limited, so when the gaffer gave me that opportunity and said there’s your chance, I was ready to go. I felt well going into the game even though I hadn’t played that much and when I went out there I felt good, the instinct kicked in. It was just great to have the opportunity, and to score three on the day was the icing on the cake
It meant a lot to me. I wasn’t playing regularly because Coley and Teddy were doing the job. They were the first pairing which is understandable. If you drop off you’ll be left behind. When you come up against a big rival, you want to do well because in the back of your mind you think if you do well you get back in the team. But we played Leeds the next week and I didn’t play! The gaffer said he could have scored that hat-trick! That’s what he said to me!