How the Premier League ‘catapulted’ UK football above Europe is explained.
According to Gary Neville, the Premier League was “catapulted” throughout the world and “stole a march on the rest of Europe” after Manchester United’s treble success.
The BBC’s ‘Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League’ examines the Premier League’s formation and rapid evolution through the eyes of luminaries like as Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, and Eric Cantona.
The fourth and final episode of the BBC series follows Arsene Wenger’s entrance at Arsenal and the ensuing rivalry that arose between him and his Manchester United counterpart, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Mr Wenger was a complete stranger in English football when he arrived, with former players Ray Parlour and Paul Merson confessing in the documentary that they had never heard of him before.
The Arsenal manager, on the other hand, implemented new coaching techniques and dietary modifications that revolutionized English football and provided long-awaited success, with the Gunners winning the Premier League and FA Cup in his second season.
The following year, Manchester United made history by becoming the first English team to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League all in the same season.
Manchester United’s European glory came in the 1999 Champions League final, when Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored two injury-time goals to give the team a stunning late victory over Bayern Munich.
With Manchester United’s victory, the Premier League, which was already a commercial success at this stage, attracted new supporters all over the world.
Mr Neville, a former Manchester United player and current Sky pundit, believes his club’s Champions League success was the turning point in the Premier League’s transformation into a global powerhouse.
“You were catapulting this brand of the Premier League over the world,” Mr Neville added.
“I believe that’s when the Premier League got ahead of the rest of Europe.”
“That drama played out around the world,” author and journalist Jim White added.
“At that point, a lot of people realized, ‘This is major, this is huge, this is drama on a whole other level.'”
“And I believe that, in terms of the Premier League’s next stage of development, it was the time when it could say, ‘OK, every region in the world would buy this.'”
That is not the case. “Brinkwire News Summary.”