Teddy Sheringham returns to Old Trafford tomorrow as Portsmouth take on his old
Teddy Sheringham returns to Old Trafford tomorrow as Portsmouth take on his old club Manchester United in one of the Premiership's big games of the day...
Sheringham, 37, has already managed to notch up 6 goals for the south coast club this season, and will be hoping that he can help Pompey inflict a second consecutive home defeat on their illustrious hosts.
In his four years whilst at United, Sheringham won the championship three times, The FA Cup once and, of course, the Champions League in 1999. After returning to Tottenham for two years, Sheringham teamed up with Harry Redknapp as the Portsmouth boss looked for players who he felt could safeguard Portsmouth's place in the big time.
Sheringham has responded well and is the club's leading scorer this term. Indeed, with Michael Owen and Alan Shearer the only English strikers to have outscored him, the player capped 51 times by his country still feels evergreen and hasn't called time on his international career.
"It is all ifs and buts and you never know in football what might happen," said Sheringham, "but, no, I haven't said I've retired from international football because I just haven't.
"Alan decided to do that because he played a lot of tough games for England in five or six years and was always involved whereas I wasn't.
"He's had injuries which I haven't had and he wanted to make as sure as he could of playing in the Premiership as long as possible. The main thing for both of us is that we are still both doing that.
"At international level, it was the best partnership I've been in. Our games just seemed to complement each other. He didn't get in my space and I didn't get in his and I think that is very good basis for a pairing.
Teddy Sheringham's Honours
1988 Second Division Championship (Millwall)
1992 Zenith Data Systems Cup (Nottm Forest)
1999 FA Premiership (Man Utd)
1999 FA Cup (Man Utd)
1999 Champions League (Man Utd)
2000 FA Premiership (Man Utd)
2001 FA Premiership (Man Utd)
2001 PFA Player of the Year
2001 FWA Player of the Year