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Aston Villa: Fans look back on Dwight Yorke’s exit to Man United

Aston Villa: Fans look back on Dwight Yorke’s exit to Man United - Aston Villa

Many Aston Villa fans have looked back on the sale of Dwight Yorke to Manchester United in 1998 on social media.

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Yorke arrived in England having been scouted by former Villa boss Graham Taylor whilst he and his squad were on tour of the West Indies in 1989. The young striker would make an instant impact at Villa Park, spending nine years with the Midlands club which saw him score 98 goals in 287 appearances.

After netting 46 Premier League goals between 1995 and 1998, Yorke would gain interest from Man United, who were keen to rebuild their attacking line up at the time.

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Yorke would move to Old Trafford in the summer of 1998, signing a deal which cost the Red Devils £12.6m. During his first season under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, Yorke would go on to win the Champions League, helping United to beat Bayern Munich in the final at the Nou Camp.

Ending his career with short spells at Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Australian side Sydney FC and Sunderland, the former striker now often works as a pundit for various media outlets.

Reacting to a tweet from Birmingham Mail editor Mat Kendrick, these Villa fans discussed Yorke’s exit from the club…

Was Dwight Yorke’s exit to Manchester United the most hurtful in your eyes as a Villa fan? Let us know in the comments section below…


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