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Musée United: Remembering Clashes With The Rams

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One of the things that I first thought of when WAFU came to life, was that aside from having the usual content that #MUFC fansites usually have, was to try and do something abit different.

So with that in mind (and the fact I can be abit of an ‘oddball’ sometimes) I thought it’d be a good idea to try and start a Manchester United Art Gallery/Museum on here where United fans from all over the world with contrasting artistic ability can send in pieces of #MUFC related art that they’ve done.

It could be a drawing or a full scale size painting or something completely out of the box.

Whatever it is, if you think that it’s art of any form, get in touch with us and send it in and we’re feature it on here in ‘Musée United.’

So far I’ve uploaded a few of my drawings (both old and recent) onto the site which you can have a look at here. As you will see by those drawings I am not by any means particulary brilliant when it comes to drawing, but I do enjoy my art never the less.

Next up I thought it would be good to scan on a rather odd-looking felt-tip drawing that I did back in the second half of the 1997/98 season (when I was 10) which features us in a game against Derby County at what is meant to look like Old Trafford.

United v Derby County At Home

As you’re see here I tried to capture a moment from a corner with Henning Berg heading away a corner after going up for a challenge with Derby’s star striker at the time Paulo Wanchope. You should just be able to work out Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville in the picture along with Derby’s Francesco Baiano.

Back then Derby were in their second season in the Premier League and had a decent team. For a number of years they were labelled as one of our ‘bogey sides’ and had a habit of always playing well against us despite often struggling at the foot of the table.

They famously won 3-2 at Old Trafford back in April 1997 with Wanchope – who would later go on to enjoy spells in England at West Ham and Manchester City – scoring a goal on his debut for County that has to be seen to believed.

It’s a shame of course that their last season in England’s top-flight ended in embarrassment as they secured only 11 points (the lowest Premiership points total ever) and were relegated at the end of March. 

We last played Derby back in the 2008/09 season when we faced them 3 times in Cup competition. We overcame County in the Carling Cup semi-finals defeating them 4-3 over 2 legs (which included a shock defeat at Pride Park in the first leg) in January before facing them in an FA Cup fifth round away tie where a strong but young side won 4-1 with Danny Welbeck scoring a nice goal to seal the game.

By @ADennehey87


If you would like your #MUFC related art to be showcased in ‘Musée United’, get in touch with us via the comments/contact section of our site or give us a tweet at @WeAllFollowUtd.