Into The Sunset, With A Smile

Posted by Saim Saturday, September 05, 2009
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Dwight Yorke will always be remembered fondly by Mancunians the world over

 Into The Sunset, With A smile
Football is a tough, physical game where crunching tackles are the norm. Everyone, obviously so, agrees that it gets difficult to maintain one's cool in the heat of the moments. Thus, when someone comes out and plays the beautiful game hard and fair and whilst doing so, even manages to keep a smile on his face, such a player is not only loved by fans but is also respected as an ambassador of the sport. One such player was Dwight Yorke.

The former Manchester United striker has decided to retire and intends to move into coaching now.
"It's time to hang up my boots. While I'm still in good shape, I'm not getting any younger. I've had the time of my life. I hope people will say that I played the game in the right way with a smile on my face."

Dwight Yorke, a clinical finisher, played for various clubs in the Premier League, from Aston Villa to Sunderland but his most fruitful and satisfying years were spent with Manchester United. And in his moment of reminiscence Yorke could not but reflect on those amazing years at Old Trafford.
"I've been blessed really. I've played alongside some of the greatest players the Premier League has ever seen in Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Peter Schmeichel and played for the greatest manager in Alex Ferguson."  

In four years at Old Trafford, Yorke went on to achieve stupendous success and was part of the famous treble winning team of 99. Scoring 64 times for United, his time with us coincided with Manchester United winning a hattrick of Premiership titles. Along with Andy Cole, he formed one of the more famous strike partnerships at Old Trafford.

A proud moment for Yorke remains playing and captaining his country in the World Cup finals and he talks about the honour of doing so.
"I'll always count myself lucky. I was a boy on a beach from a little Caribbean island thatgot the chance to fulfill his dream of winning trophies at the highest level and captaining his country in their first ever World Cup finals."

Four years may not be a long stay as such, but his on the field performances and effervescent attitude endeared him to the fans. Playing upfront to probably the greatest ever midfield in the Premier League, Yorke banged in goals for fun and with a smile on his face.
At Old Trafford, Dwight Yorke is part of folklore especially for his starring role in that mythical season of 98/99. In the history of Manchester United, Yorke's name will always be mentioned vividly and he will always be remebered by the fans fondly. For the footballing world he will be remembered as a deadly and lethal finisher.
The man from Trinidad and Tobago intends to move into coaching.We wish him the best of luck for his career and the rest of his life.

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