Grab your United programme

The matchday programme for the unforgettable Carling Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United will be on sale again this Saturday.

Supporters attending the Barclays Premier League visit of Manchester City should ask their programme seller for a copy of an issue that promises to become a collector's item after the biggest win against the Red Devils for 80 years.

Cover star Paolo Di Canio led the way, talking about his match-winning goal in the FA Cup victory at Old Trafford in 2001 and his love of taking on the men from Manchester.

Di Canio also discussed United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's interest in signing him, as well as his hope that the Hammers will achieve their twin aims of winning the Carling Cup and climbing the Barclays Premier League table.


Aside from the passionate Italian, Tuesday's edition also had exclusive columns from Chairman David Gold and manager Avram Grant, as well as all the latest news from the Boleyn Ground.

Newham Recorder correspondent Dave Evans revealed what life is like covering the Hammers, while the programme also made the short trip to Nathan's pie and mash shop to discover why hundreds of fans choose the historic Barking Road establishment for their pre-match meal.

Winston Reid was the subject of Fans' Mailbag, discussing everything from doing the Haka to turning down a supporter's request for his underpants, while trivia king Kieron Dyer took on the club's kitmen, groundstaff and chefs in Challenge Kieron.

talkSPORT's Ian 'Moose' Abrahams spoke to Manchester United fan and TV personality Terry Christian, while Evening Standard reporter Ken Dyer remembered the day a young Rio Ferdinand had to beg his team-mates for a lift home.

Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen was the subject of Where Are They Now?, while Alex Dyer and Tony Carr MBE brough you the latest news from the club's reserve and youth teams.

With all this, plus exclusive photographs, reaction and stories from inside the club you love, supporters cannot afford to miss out on a copy of the matchday programme.

Alternatively, fans can order their copy online here.