"Fergie time", this is how injury time is commonly known in England when The Red Devils are in the hunt of a late goal. Once reached this point, Manchester United attackers become even more lethal, as uncountable times have been capable of getting United out of trouble with a last-ditch effort. New signing Robin van Persie and Javier Hernández have done it again this season, so it’s a good time to remember, with a smile in our face, the best ‘Fergie time’ goals ever, not in terms of ability or difficulty but importance and emotion.
It’s worth bearing in mind that only those goals scored on injury-time have been included. As a result, some very touching and remarkable ones, which all United supporters will fondly have in their thoughts haven’t been taken into consideration. Some notorious examples are Eric Cantona’s strike at the 1996 FA Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley, Ryan Giggs’ unstoppable run and wonderful left-footed shot at the 1999 FA Cup semifinal against Arsenal at Villa Park and Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful run and right footed shot at Crave Cottage in the road to a 16th Premier League championship.
Norwegian super-sub and legend Ole Gunnar Solskajer had a lovely penchant for netting crucial goals for Manchester United coming off the bench. Nowadays, he has been taken over by Mexican goal poacher Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, who made an instant impact at Old Trafford by scoring a string of late winners in his first term as a United player (1-0 win at Valencia, 2-1 win at Stoke City and 1-0 win at home against Everton), although none of them was scored on real "Fergie time", so none of them feature on the above list.