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1996 FA Charity Shield

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Champion  Manchester United F.C.
Venue  Wembley Stadium
Date  11 August 1996
Attendance  73,214
1996 FA Charity Shield
Referee  Paul Durkin (Dorset County Football Association)
Similar  1994 FA Charity Shield, 1993 FA Charity Shield, 1908 FA Charity Shield, 1999 FA Charity Shield, 2001 FA Charity Shield

Man utd v newcastle 1996 fa charity shield

The 1996 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Littlewoods FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 74th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 11 August 1996 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Manchester United, who had won the Double of Premier League and FA Cup in 1995–96, and Newcastle United, who had finished as runners-up in the Premier League. Manchester United won the match 4–0 with goals from Eric Cantona, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Roy Keane.

The game saw new signings Jordi Cruyff and Karel Poborský make their debuts for Manchester United, though neither of these players had particularly successful careers at Old Trafford and both had left the club within four years. The day before the game had seen the surprise sale of one of Manchester United's longest serving players — Lee Sharpe.

The game saw Newcastle United give a debut to £15 million world record signing Alan Shearer, who would remain at the club until his retirement as a player 10 years later and break the club's goalscoring record in the process, though he would never win a major trophy with them.


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