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Post by sulehri on Sat May 10, 2008 12:48 am

Victory at the JJB Stadium will see the Reds retain the title, while anything less opens the door for Chelsea. Red View looks back on the three other occasions when United have gone into the final day of the season fighting for Premier League supremacy…

Capital Punishment - 1994/95
Sunday 14 May, 1995
Trailing Blackburn by two points but with a superior goal difference, United knew victory at Upton Park was imperative. Even if the Reds secured three points, there was no guarantee Rovers wouldn’t win at Liverpool, whose supporters were desperate to see Kenny Dalglish’s side crowned champions. The Merseysiders actually did United a huge favour by beating Blackburn, but the Reds endured a teeth-grinding afternoon of frustration in the capital.
Sir Alex said: "We did more than we needed to win the game, but maybe it was fate that was against us."
Video: United hit by Hammer blow

Young Reds Reign - 1995/96
Sunday 5 May, 1996
Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle had spectacularly imploded during the season’s latter stages, but there was still work to be done if United’s youngsters were to regain the title. The Reds headed to Middlesbrough two points clear, and quickly set about ensuring that Newcastle’s result against Tottenham was an irrelevance. In a season when the infamous ‘you don’t win anything with kids’ phrase was coined, United’s starlets clinched the first half of a domestic Double at the Riverside.
Sir Alex said: "The players deserve it. They've played good football and made few mistakes."

Treble Chasers - 1998/99
Sunday 16 May, 1999
After a long, arduous season of graft, three games in 10 days separated United from an unprecedented Treble. First up, Spurs at Old Trafford for the Premier League title. Second-placed Arsenal, trailing by a point, hosted Aston Villa at Highbury, but victory for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side would wrest the title back from Arsene Wenger. Despite a nightmare start and some inspired goalkeeping from Ian Walker, United came from behind to set the ball rolling for a silver-lined season’s end.
Sir Alex said: "When I first came here I hoped for two things: To win the championship, then to win it in front of our own fans."

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