Manchester United have had their fair share of attacking talent down the years, from the Holy Trinity in the 60’s to King Eric in the mid 90’s but none more so iconic than United’s dynamic duo, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
In a generation where double strike partnerships became obsolete, with teams preferring a single pivotal striker or even a false 9, the partnership Cole had with Yorke was the truly one to behold.
From the moment Sir Alex Ferguson signed Yorke from Aston Villa in 1998, there was instant chemistry between the two. Although Ferguson could have partnered Yorke up with a number of other strikers, having the likes of Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at his disposal, there is a reason he chose Andy Cole. Simply put, it’s as if their minds were supernaturally connected.
Cole and Yorke together combine for some jaw dropping performances, however there is one that epitomized their greatness. One that will stick around in the memory for all who got the pleasure to watch them. Barcelona, November 25 1998. Moving perfectly in sync United’s dynamic duo danced around 6 Barcelona players, bouncing the ball back and forth between the two of them until Andy Cole calmly slotted home as if he was playing a friendly game in the park. Words cannot do it justice, it was simply perfection.
With Cole and Yorke lighting up the Theatre of Dreams during their prime, there was plenty said about them, so without further ado, here are the best quotes on Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.Quotes about Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
“With Andy Cole up front they can score at any time. We’ll be watching him very closely.”
– Robert Laurent.
“He [Andy Cole] was brilliant. He wanted to be in the team straight away.
– Paul Merson.
“He [Andy Cole] was fantastic from day one.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson
“If I had a gun, I would have shot him [Yorke]”
– John Gregory, Aston Villa manager, after Dwight Yorke told him he wanted to join Manchester United.
“[Dwight Yorke] had, a big personality in the dressing room.
Combined Quotes about Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke
“It was only a matter of time before they got fit and after that it’s like riding a bike or making love to a beautiful woman; you never forget.”
– Graeme Souness.
“Andy Cole had a great time with us. He and Dwight Yorke had that fantastic season in 1999 that year they were the best partnership in Europe.”
“There was even a point, when we had the exact same car, in the same colour.”
– Dwight Yorke On his and Cole’s special bond.
“Playing with Dwight Yorke was like meeting a special woman and falling in love”
– Andy Cole on Dwight Yorke
“Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Sheringham and Solskjaer – it was a golden time for us.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson
“They are out of this world.”
– Clive Tyldesly.
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