Special Sub-Topic: 2005-06 Manchester United
|Who was the manager of Manchester United?|
Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the best managers to have walked this planet winning many trophies, including the Champions League in 1999, which Manchester United won 2-1 against Bayern Munich.
|Who wore the number 1 shirt?|
Tim Howard. American born Tim Howard wore the number 1 shirt, but Dutch born Edwin van der Sar, bought from Fulham in the summer of 2005, started most matches.
|Which team was Manchester United's opponents on the opening day of the 2005-06 premiership season?|
Everton. United won 2-0. This was the first match the two Neville brothers played against each other, as Phil Neville had moved to Everton in the summer of 2005.
|Who scored the only goal in Manchester United's memorable victory over Chelsea in the 2005-06 season?|
Darren Fletcher. It was a brilliant goal where Darren Fletcher headed it in from a difficult position in the first half.
|Manchester United was knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League in the 2005-06 season.|
True. They finished last in the group not even getting in the UEFA Cup. Lille ended in third and went into the UEFA cup, while Villareal came first and Benfica came second, seeing both teams progress.
|Manchester United signed which Serbia & Montenegro international in January, 2006?|
Nemanja Vidic. Vidic was signed along with Patrice Evra in the January transfer window.
|In the summer of 2005, who bought the club even though most fans did not want it to happen?|
Malcolm Glazer. It took along time for Glazer to buy his way through shares of the club, and during this time many protests took place from disgruntled supporters.
|Who did Manchester United play in the Carling Cup final of 2006?|
Wigan Athletic. United won the game 4-0, with two goals from Wayne Rooney, one from Cristiano Ronaldo, and a goal from Louis Saha, to give United only their second League Cup victory, after first winning it by beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 in 1992.
|Who scored Liverpool's goal which knocked United out of the FA Cup in February?|
Peter Crouch. Crouch scored a devastating goal, leaving United's hopes of silverware on the Carling Cup final. The victory was overshadowed by a devastating injury to Alan Smith, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
|In United's home game against Liverpool in January 2006, who scored the last-minute winner?|
Rio Ferdinand. A late free kick by Ryan Giggs crossed into the box, and some poor defending by Liverpool, meant that Rio Ferdinand could rise up and head in the winner.
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