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Dwight Yorke has revealed he was Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-choice striker when he arrived at Manchester United in 1998.

The Premier League winner played up front with Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time at the club.

Dwight Yorke was Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice striker at Old Trafford
Dwight Yorke was Sir Alex Ferguson’s first choice striker at Old Trafford

Recalling a conversation with Ferguson, Yorke told talkSPORT: “He said, ‘We want you here at the football club, we’ve watched you a few times, we know how good you are, you just need a platform to excel’.

“I knew that I was coming up against some excellent players, like Teddy, Ole and Coley.

“I wondered where I was going to be playing in this team. So he said, ‘I want you as my No. 9’.

“I said, ‘What about all the rest of them?’ And he said, ‘You are my number one’. That was enough.”

Where does Yorke rank in your memories of United’s strikers under Ferguson?


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