JERMAIN Defoe's late equaliser gave West Ham United a 1-1 Premiership draw on Manchester United's last League visit to Upton Park on 17th November 2002. Manchester United's last League victory here was 5-3 on 16th March 2002 with two goals by David Beckham plus others from Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. West Ham's last League win at home to Manchester United was 1-0 on 22nd April 1992 with a goal from Kenny Brown.
HAMMER OF THE YEAR
Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham was 'Hammer of the Year' as West Ham regained Premiership status last season. Moving to Old Trafford from Tottenham Hotspur for £3,500,000 in July 1997, the England international starred in Manchester United's 1998-99 'treble' triumph and two further Premiership title successes, netting 31 goals in 104 League games prior to rejoining Spurs in July 2001. He joined West Ham from Portsmouth in July 2004 and was leading marksman last season, scoring 20 times in 33 Championship games for the Hammers.
Manchester United central defender Rio Ferdinand gained his first ten England caps whilst at West Ham Signing professional at Upton Park in November 1995, he starred as West Ham took Arsenal to an FA Cup sixth round replay in 1997-98 and finished fifth in the Premiership in 1998-99. He scored twice in 127 Premiership games for the Hammers before being sold to Leeds United for £18,000,000 in November 2000. Joining Manchester United for £29,100,000 in July 2002, he was a key figure as they won the Premiership title in 2002-03 and were FA Cup finalists in 2004-05.
Former Manchester United winger Luke Chadwick featured in West Ham's 2004-05 promotion campaign. Signing professional at Old Trafford in February 1999, the England U-21 international helped Manchester United to win the Premiership title in 2000-01 and scored twice in 25 Premiership games prior to joining West Ham in August 2004. His solitary goal in 32 Championship matches last season clinched the 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United. Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Roy Carroll made 49 Premiership appearances for Manchester United before moving to West Ham in July 2005.
Republic of Ireland international left-back Noel Cantwell was capped while at both Hammers and Manchester United. Moving to Upton Park from Cork Celtic in September 1952, he starred in West Ham's 1957-58 Second Division title triumph and was ever-present in 1958-59, netting 11 goals in 248 League games before being sold to Manchester United for £29,500 in November 1960. He captained their 1963 FA Cup final success and scored six times in 123 First Division outings whilst at Old Trafford prior to becoming Coventry City's manager in October 1967.
Former West Ham United midfielder Paul Ince helped Manchester United win the Premiership title in two consecutive seasons. Signing professional at Upton Park in July 1985, he was an important figure as West Ham reached the Littlewoods Cup semi-finals in 1988-89 and netted seven goals in 72 League games before moving to Manchester United for £1,000,000 in September 1989. The England international also helped them win both major domestic Cups and the ECWC in 1991, scoring 25 times in 206 League outings prior to joining Inter Milan for £8,000,000 in July 1995.
Scotland international striker Ted MacDougall played for both Manchester United and West Ham United. Moving to Old Trafford from AFC Bournemouth for £222,000 in September 1972, he scored on his Manchester United debut in a 2-2 draw at West Brom and netted five goals in 18 First Division games overall prior to joining West Ham for £150,000 in March 1973. He helped the Hammers finish sixth in the top-flight that season, scoring five times in 24 League outings whilst at Upton Park before reuniting with John Bond at Norwich City for £140,000 in December 1973.
Ex-Manchester United striker Stuart Pearson starred in West Ham's 1980 FA Cup final success. Moving to Old Trafford from Hull City for £200,000 in May 1974, he featured prominently as Manchester United won the Second Division title in 1974-75. The England international also appeared in two FA Cup finals, scoring in their 1977 Wembley triumph and netting 55 goals in 139 League games before being sold to West Ham for £220,000 in August 1979. He helped win the Second Division title and reach the League Cup final in 1979-80, scoring six times in 34 League outings.
MANAGING TO SUCCEED
Former West Ham inside-forward Dave Sexton achieved managerial success with Manchester United. Moving to Upton Park from Luton Town in April 1952, he netted 27 goals in 74 Second Division games for West Ham prior to joining Leyton Orient in June 1956. He succeeded Tommy Docherty as Manchester United's manager in July 1977, guiding them to the 1979 FA Cup final and remaining in charge at Old Trafford until April 1981. Ex-West Ham wing-half Frank O'Farrell managed Manchester United between June 1971 and December 1972.
One-time Manchester United forward Eddie Lewis featured in West Ham United's 1957-58 Second Division championship success. Signing professional at Old Trafford in January 1952, he appeared in Manchester United's 1955-56 League Championship campaign and scored nine times in 20 First Division games prior to joining Preston North End in December 1955. He was swapped for West Ham's Frank O'Farrell in November 1956 and was the Hammers' joint top scorer that season, netting 12 goals in 31 League outings before moving to Leyton Orient in June 1958.