Special Sub-Topic: Manchester United: 2001-02
|Where did Manchester United play their first game of the season on 19 August 2001?|
Old Trafford. Manchester United's first game of the season was against Fulham who had just been promoted to the Premiership. They managed to score against Manchester United in just four minutes and by halftime they were leading 2-1. During the second half, Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored twice and the Reds won 3-2. The scorer for Fulham was Louis Saha with a double, and who was later a Manchester United player.
|Who scored an own goal during the second match of the season, when Manchester United played Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on the 22nd August 2001? |
David Beckham. All the goals scored at the match were actually scored by Manchester United's famous youth team of 1992, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham for the Reds, and Keith Gillespie and David Beckham for Blackburn Rovers. The final score was 2-2.
|During the 2001-02 season, who was the highest scorer for Manchester United?|
Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The top scorers of 2001/2002 were Thierry Henry 24, Jimmy Hasselbank, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Alan Shearer 23, Michael Owen 18, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 17.
|Where did Roy Carroll make his Manchester United debut on the 26th August 2001?|
Villa Park. It wasn't a very good start for the new Manchester United goalkeeper as Darius Vassell for Villa shot the ball past him after just four minutes. The game ended 1-1 after a Villa own goal.
|What record did Ruud Van Nistelrooy set when he scored a penalty against Blackburn on the 19th January 2002?|
He'd scored in 8 Premier League games in a row. The previous record was for scoring in 7 premier league games in a row held by Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer.
|Why couldn't Ole Gunnar Solskjaer take the match ball home after his hat trick at Bolton?|
Paul Scholes had kicked it into the crowd. The game finished 4-0 with Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the other goal scorer.
|What was the final score when Manchester United played at Charlton on the 10th February 2002?|
2-0 to Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored both goals, one in each half.
|Who played his last game for Manchester United when they lost 1-0 at home to West Ham on the 8th December 2001?|
Andy Cole. Following the arrivals of Veron and Van Nistelrooy, he found it harder to make the 1st team, and during the Christmas transfer window he was sold to Blackburn Rovers.
|What was special about Juan Sebastian Veron's goal against Everton at Old Trafford on the 8th September 2001?|
It was his first goal for Manchester United. I bet he was so relieved to score this goal and even more relieved it wasn't an own goal. It was also the first goal of the match which ended 4-1 with Andy Cole and Quinton Fortune scoring for Manchester United before Kevin Campbell managed to score one for Everton. Beckham the scored the final goal of the match.
|In which position did Manchester United finish the season?|
Third. Arsenal came 1st, Liverpool 2nd, Manchester United 3rd, Newcastle United 4th, Leeds United 5th, and Chelsea 6th.
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