Just the utterance of ‘Massimo Taibi’ strikes up nightmares for Manchester United fans who in association with his pronunciation comes not so fond memories of a home fixture with Southampton in September 1999.
Turning out to be the game which defined his short and not so sweet spell at Old Trafford, the Italian stopper endured an absolute nightmare between the sticks on that day where he let a long range strike from Matt Le Tissier slither from under his grasp.
In one of those moments that will forever adorn own goals and gaffes-type DVDs, Taibi was later branded the ‘Blind Venetian’ by the press and he exited Manchester United having only made four Premier League appearances.
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