Date: 31st May 2007 at 1:11am
Written by:

The rumour mill is churning out the stories hard and fast but this one could certainly hold some credibility.

Concerning the opposition for next season`s 25th anniversary of the Dons` European Cup Winners Cup win over Real Madrid, one name is being sounded out more than any other and it`s the current team of the man who was very much responsible for guiding Aberdeen to that famous victory in Gothenburg all those moons ago that keeps cropping up.

An Aberdeen V Manchester United match could be on the cards.

And remember Teddy Scott`s testimonial? The Dons won on penalties against Fergie`s millionaires and Sir Alex might just fancy trying to settle the score with an unofficial rematch.

Ken Davidson is the man is charge of putting together the celebration package and he is only considering the finest clubs in Europe and there`s not many finer than the club Alex Ferguson has built back up since his arrival at Old Trafford.

Ken said, ‘We are in discussions with one particular club at the moment. It would be folly for us to announce anything just now, but it will certainly be top-quality opposition.

‘We have been in discussions about this for three to four months and we are starting at the right time. It is not easy to get a team of the calibre we are looking for up to Aberdeen on a date we set. We must be flexible and will play on a date to suit our opponents. It is quite possible that will be early in the 2008/09 season.’

Alex Ferguson will no doubt feature heavily in the celebration proceedings and after leading his Manchester United team to a Cup Winners Cup victory also, he has a special bond with the trophy so it would be very befitting if he brought his team of world starts north for a match worthy of remembering such a landmark occasion.

The other man synonymous with the great Gothenburg victory, the legendary match-winner John Hewitt is already dying to get proceedings underway.

‘I’m really looking forward to the celebrations and it is remarkable to think Gothenburg is almost 25 years ago now.

‘When I played it wasn’t about money, it was about being successful. The manager wanted a group of winners and he doesn’t accept second best. He inherited a good squad of players and added the finishing touches, but it was the self-belief which really made the team a success.

‘It will be nice to celebrate the famous night but, more importantly for me, I am looking forward to catching up with my old team-mates as we are dotted about all over the country and we don’t see each other too much.’



ould you like Manchester United more than Madrid or Munich?

tate your reasons the Vital Aberdeen Forum!!