Dear Editor,Now that Finance Minister Winston Jordan has confirmed information that both he and I knew since the end of February 2018, I say the Guyanese economy is in trouble. A growth rate of 2.1 per cent for 2017 was announced.There is clearly a lesson this Granger regime refuses to learn from the rest of the world. But let us not even go to Asia, let us reflect on Africa. That continent failed in its lost decades, between 1970 and 2000. However, today the World Bank has projected that Africa would grow by some 3.6 per cent in 2019, and some 3.3 per cent in 2018; compared to 2.5 per cent in 2017.Guyana, on the other hand, is projected to be moving in the opposite direction, with a forecasted growth rate of 1.1 per cent in 2019, and 1.8 per cent in 2018; on the back of a 2.1 per cent growth in 2017. Guyana looks set to expect zero growth by 2020 if this policy paralysis of Mr Jordan’s continues.What can Mr Jordan learn from Africa?Managed the economies better. With policy stars like President Paul Kagame in Rwanda in power, their positive policy influence is infecting the continent. Every African leader wants to be the next Paul Kagame, who uses drones to deliver medical supplies and blood to remote hospitals in the mountains in hours, when in the past the same operation took days by land.In Rwanda, which is growing by almost 7 per cent, the Government has actively reduced the fiscal deficit as a percent of GDP in 2017, and it is set to reduce further in 2018.Investors need stability. An increasing number of African leaders are becoming global dealmakers who offer international investors fiscal stability. The change in leadership in South Africa happened for a principled reason: to weed out the corrupt one, only to replace him with professional business magnate. Out went Zuma, in came Ramaphosa. The billionaire President Cyril Ramaphosa is a private sector man who is on a mission to grow his nation’s private sector as a means of putting his people to work.Competent debt management. Africa is extremely careful in how it is managing its debt. Even a basket case like Zimbabwe has signed on to this mission. President Mnangagwa was successful in getting China to write off all of Zimbabwe’s debt owed to that country in exchange for favoured access to some of the mineral wealth. What this transaction did was positively change the cash flow dynamics in that country with the stroke of a pen.Africa is getting rid of loss-making non-exporting public enterprises. Notice I said non-exporting. Ethiopia is a clear example of this success story, where all loss-making non-exporting public enterprises were privatised. The immediate impact was that the economy took off at a growth rate which was 8.1 per cent in 2017.Africa got on board with the telecoms revolution. In 2000, Africa had 11 million phone lines; today, it has over 800 million mobile lines, with a penetration rate of some 74 per cent. Kenya was a global trendsetter with a technology called mobile money. When the Americans were waking up to the payment of bills on smartphones, that technology was already 10 years old in Kenya by way of a platform called M-PESA (meaning money in Swahili). In Kenya, there was a mobile phone penetration of almost 80% by 2017, creating some half a billion dollars in “person-to-person” transactions.Africa is making a serious attempt to invest more in education, but the focus is on the people first, then buildings. The mission is to cultivate a cadre of teachers who are better remunerated and can own the system, rather than leave it to the politicians.Africa got serious at reducing conflicts. The African Union made it very clear that democracy must be respected, and this has resulted in some important democratic transitions happening across the continent.It is a human development wonder to observe the operations of African leaders like Paul Kagame from Rwanda. He understands the concept of human development, and is making some serious moves at empowering and enriching his people at the mass level, unlike David Granger.So what is Guyana doing wrong? That is for a follow-up letter.Regards,Sasenarine Singh
Shot waitressAs the condition of Onika Luke, the teen waitress who was shot during an attempted robbery, continues to improve, doctors are yet to decide whether or not she should be operated on to remove the bullet which is now lodged in her stomach.Initially, the teen was slated for surgery to remove the bullet, which was at the time stuck in her throat.However, prior to the operation, doctors had discovered that the bullet had passed through Luke’s windpipe and oesophagus, ending up in her stomach.Onika LukeAs a result, the surgery had been postponed, as doctors were monitoring the position of the bullet.Luke’s brother, Rickford Ranjee, told this newspaper that his sister’s condition was improving and she was now able to speak and move around a little.However, he related that doctors were still unsure whether or not the teen should undergo surgery to remove the bullet.Ranjee explained that on Friday last, he had received information that the bullet had moved from his sister’s throat and into her stomach; therefore, causing doctors to rethink the surgery.Subsequent to the discovery, it was indicated to the teen’s family by the chest specialist that a scan was required to ascertain the direct position of the bullet in her stomach.“They told me that they have to do a scan on her to see if it would be harmful to take the bullet out or leave it there. Doctors said that they have to check if she would be able to live with the bullet in her,” he related. The teen remains a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Woodlands Hospital.Ranjee added that Police were still hunting for clues that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrator.Luke had been shot after resisting a lone gunman who had entered the Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant, where she was at the time working as a waitress.According to reports, the gunman ordered a meal and after collecting his order had demanded that the teen hand over the cash while pointing a gun at her.While brushing the gun away, the 16-year-old had been shot to her arm, but the bullet had made its way to her throat where it remained for a number of days.It is understood that the man had recently threatened to kidnap Luke and he was a frequent customer.Luke is a student of St John’s College and had started the job at the restaurant three months ago, working the 17:00h-22:00h shift.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo: LukeCaption: Onika Luke
Gor chairman, Ambrose Rachier, told Capital Sport they have no option but to pull out from the regional tourney that runs from July 18 to August 2 if they fail to raise ticket money.“The federation had agreed to pay air tickets for us to travel on Thursday but they have told us they don’t have money. It’s impossible for us to travel since had they told us earlier, we would have conducted a fundraising,” Rachier added.“We have already informed (Nicholas) Musonye that we might not honour the tournament. He told us in our meeting, Cecafa would pay for everything, including food and accommodation but the federations were to cater for the air tickets,” he added.Cecafa general secretary, Nicholas Musonye, informed Capital Sport member federations had agreed to share responsibility towards ensuring their representatives take part in the competition.It is they he proclaimed, who agreed to pay for air travel for teams taking part with the regional governing body taking charge of other expenses.“We have already done our part. We are almost done. The federation should also do their part. Gor Mahia and FKF should agree to disagree to come to find a solution,” Musonye stated.FKF appeared to conflict with that assertion saying on their part, the agreement to pay for air tickets was in relation to the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that pools national teams as opposed to Kagame Cup.“When the presidents met three months ago, they agreed each member country would take care of their own travel expenses to reduce the budget of organising the Cecafa Senior Challenge.“Air tickets take a large part of that budget. It was not agreed the club championships were part of it,” an official of the national federation offered promising a statement from president, Sam Nyamweya on the matter.Speaking to Capital Sport, federation president, Sam Nyamweya, staunchly denied there was any agreement at their Cecafa meeting to cater for the air travel of respective teams.“Let Rachier produce any documents committing FKF to paying for tickets arising from the meeting. I can categorically state there was not such an agreement for clubs, only national team in the Senior Challenge Cup.“As far as we are concerned, it is the responsibility of clubs to make their own arrangements to play at their events, not the federation. They approached us and we told them we had no money for their tickets,” Nyamweya declared.“We hereby wish to inform your office that our club intend to travel to Tanzania on Thursday 16, 2015 with a contingent of 30 people for the opening match of the above-mentioned tournament against Young Africans FC (Yanga) on Saturday 18, 2015 at the National Stadium.“The list will come your way as soon as your office is ready to issues the tickets,” Gor wrote to the federation in a letter published on FKF’s website.“We acknowledge receiving your letter dated 6th July 2015 and taken note of the contents therein. Football Kenya Federation is regrettably not in a position to grant your request for air tickets. We however wish your Club well in the CECAFA Club Championship 2015 Edition,” FKF chief executive, Michael Esakwa responded.Gor are pooled with Tanzanian titans Yanga FC, Al Khartoum (Sudan), Telcom (Somalia) and KMKM (Zanzibar) in Pool A where K’Ogalo are scheduled to open the tournament against the hosts on match day 1.Should the five-time Cecafa club champions and regional giants pull out of the tourney, it will represent another new low for Kenyan football that is reeling from the early exit of national team Harambee Stars from the 2016 CHAN qualifiers at the hands of Ethiopia last weekend.For now, it’s a race against time for K’Ogalo, who were bundled out of the first round last year after losing three and drawing one of their pool fixtures, to take their place at the high table of regional football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor’s Abouba Sibomana (left) shields the ball during K’Ogalo’s friendly with Harambee Stars last week. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, July 8- Gor Mahia’s participation at this year’s Cecafa Club Championships (Kagame Cup) is in doubt after the club announced they cannot secure air tickets to Tanzania.This is after Football Kenya Federation (FKF) informed the domestic champions they could not afford to pay for their tickets to the annual tournament.
“When it comes to the national team, I have the Europeans. I am happy we have reached the European Championships and I will be playing and I will enjoy it,” he said.“What happens after, I don’t know. If I will be playing the qualification for Russia, I don’t know. That is too far, too soon to answer.”Ibrahimovic was talking to Middle Eastern-based reporters by phone ahead of PSG’s winter tour to Qatar, which starts on December 27.He made his debut for Sweden back in 2001 and has scored 62 times for his country.The French champions will play his old team Inter in Doha in a friendly on December 30.The 34-year-old helped his team qualify through the play-offs last month, scoring twice against Denmark.Sweden were then drawn in a tough group of Belgium, Italy and Ireland in France next year.“We are there now and we will enjoy every game we play,” he said.“The toughest opponent, I think, will be all three because every team that is in the European championships is a good team that’s why they are there.“We want to go further (than the group stage), that’s our mentality. go as far as possible.”He said the French people would cheer Sweden as well because of his exploits at PSG.“We can do fantastic things,” he added.In a wide-ranging interview, Ibrahimovic also said he was uncertain about his club future.His Paris contract runs out in June and said he did not know where he would play next year.“In my thoughts now I don’t have any destination,” he said.“This is a new situation for me.“Normally, I have a contract for years and then change club but this is something different. My contract ends and then you are free to do whatever you want, so something totally new for me.”The Swede also backed the controversial Qatar World Cup in 2022.“I feel and I think it will be an amazing thing,” he said. “This is something I don’t want to miss.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes a break past Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (C) and Bastian Schweinsteiger during their International Champions Cup match in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 2015. PHOTO/AFPDOHA, December 18- Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted Thursday his international career will end after Euro 2016 in France, claiming it was “too soon” to commit to Sweden’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has played 111 times for his country, said he could not say if we would play for his country after next summer.
Michael Bridges has described former club Leeds United as a ‘shambles’ and insists the next manager MUST be given time at Elland Road.Previous boss Dave Hockaday was sacked after just 70 days into the job at the Yorkshire side, with owner Massimo Cellino seen as the focal point of fans’ frustrations.Former players Jimmy Flloyd Hasselbaink and Dominic Matteo have both told talkSPORT they are interested in the role and ex-striker Bridges believes, whoever gets the job, needs a prolonged period to turn things around.“It has been shambles at Leeds United since the new owner has come in,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“You just don’t know where they are going. They have a got a cracking fanbase and they just need some stability.“They need someone to say, ‘this is a long-term job, you’ve got three years’.“Look at what Brendan Rodgers has done during his time at Swansea and Liverpool. He was given an opportunity but also given time. Leeds always seem to be looking for a quick fix.”
But, soft! What light … Can we now call him “Mayor Romeo Antonio?” – Armand Vaquer Tarzana By any other name Will our peripatetic mayor now change his name to Villasalinas? Just asking. – Pat Pierce North Hills Flagrant disregard Re “Other woman in the mayor’s life revealed” (July 3): I may be in the minority but I take exception to Villaraigosa’s flagrant disregard for his marriage vows. If a man cannot keep promises he made before God and his family, how can he be trusted? He admits to cheating and lying to his family and acts as if he takes the responsibility for his misdeeds that the public should accept it. Have the morals of this country declined to the point that it is not a disgrace to cause your wife and children public humiliation? To Mirthala Salinas: Do you really think Villaraigosa will be faithful to you? He has proven more than once that he is a womanizer and lies to the people who love and trust him. It is just a matter of time and you will know the heartache that you have caused Corina and her family. – Daisy Miller Burbank Ah, monarchy Re “Bush allows Libby to scoot” (July 3): So, is anyone really surprised by the executive order? The president didn’t even wait for the ink to dry on the appeals court ruling before issuing the executive order. By gosh, King George has done it again! – Jean Strauber Encino Lawless government Re “Bush allows Libby to scoot” (July 3): After almost 225 years of a “Government of laws and not men,” it has taken only 6.5 years to convert it to a “Government of lawless men.” Mission accomplished. – Marshall Barth Encino Selling fireworks If Palmdale, Lancaster and other communities have fines for the use of fireworks, why are they being sold in their towns, still? Do you folks love fire that much? Bad enough July Fourth turned my neighborhood into a copy of Iraq complete with idiots lighting up bottle rockets and M-80s. Hello, combat zone! Hello, fire danger! Goodbye, houses! – John C. Weaver Palmdale Respecting the flag Most Americans learn at an early age respect for the Stars and Stripes. They learn that it symbolizes a spirit of freedom, unification and tolerance, which seems to flow in our veins and that this symbol is to be treated with reverence and protocol. Now it seems that too many have either not learned or choose to ignore some carefully crafted rules in a zeal to use Old Glory for crass advertising. These entrepreneurs are undaunted by the fact that American flags – cotton, polyester or plastic, miniature or not – should not be left out at night (unless lighted) and should be disposed of properly, not left to fall in gutters as so much litter. – James Wildman Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mona mayor Re “Other woman in the mayor’s life revealed” (July 3): The mystery has finally been solved. Now we know why the mayor has that perpetual smile on his face. – Thomas Lattyak Glendale Re “Other woman in the mayor’s life revealed” (July 3): Are we suppose to look up to this cheating liar? Who really bought the story about not wearing his wedding ring because it was at the jeweler being sized? If his marriage was not able to be saved, it should have been dissolved before he found it necessary to be romantically involved with another woman. Did he think no one was watching him? – Nancy Orefice Mission Hills
NHL: Sykora scores twice to lead Pittsburgh to win. By Alan Robinson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH – With so many scorers, the Pittsburgh Penguins are capable of putting up a lot of goals in a short time. The dead-tired Ducks found that out – twice – as they ended a two-continent, two-week road trip. Petr Sykora scored twice and had an assist in his Pittsburgh home debut and the Penguins twice scored goals only seconds apart in a 5-4 victory over road-weary Stanley Cup champion Ducks on Saturday night. In an unusual twist created by the Ducks’ long trip to London to split two games with the Kings last weekend, the Penguins’ first home game was the Ducks’ fifth – and third in four nights – all of them home openers for the opposing team. The Ducks lost in a shootout Wednesday at Detroit before looking visibly fatigued in a 4-0 loss Friday at Columbus. Asked what the Ducks would do on the long flight home, defenseman Chris Pronger said, “Sleep. We’re too tired to get angry.” The Ducks played much better against Pittsburgh but, with a 1-3-1 record, are off to a bad start a year after they began 12-0-4 and 20-2-6 before eventually winning the Stanley Cup. They finally play their home opener Wednesday against Boston. They’re playing short-handed, too, without injured goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere and defenseman Mathieu Schneider and without two stars from the Cup team, defenseman Scott Niedermayer and forward Teemu Selanne. Each is weighing retirement. Jonas Hiller, who started, is the Ducks’ No. 3 goalie, behind Giguere and Ilja Bryzgalov. “We’ll be better when we get our group together,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. Sykora, a longtime Penguins antagonist while with New Jersey, put Pittsburgh up, 4-3, by putting in a rebound of Georges Laraque’s shot in front at 13:32 of the third. After the ensuing faceoff, Sidney Crosby – getting his first point in two games – beat defenseman Chris Pronger to the puck and found Ryan Malone in the slot for Pittsburgh’s second goal in 19 seconds. “I couldn’t ask for a better start at home,” said Sykora, who signed with the youthful Penguins to give them an experienced, Cup-winning scoring threat. “Georges made a great play, he crashed the net and really opened it up for me.” The Penguins, the NHL’s third highest-scoring team last season, scored only 20 seconds apart in the second period as Colby Armstrong and Evgeni Malkin each beat Hiller to make it 3-2. Malkin had a goal and an assist and Gary Roberts had two assists. “Everyone was motivated to play these guys,” Crosby said as the Penguins followed up a season-opening, 4-1 loss at Carolina on Friday. “They’re the champions, and we were all up for this game, playing Anaheim and it’s the home opener.” The Ducks, obviously not wanting to go home after such a long trip with so little to show for it, controlled much of the play early and took a 2-1 lead about 1 minutes into the second period on Ryan Getzlaf’s shot from the slot.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Click here to listen to full live commentary of Manchester City v Manchester United on talkSPORT, kick-off 20:00Manchester United travel the short journey to the Etihad Stadium to face off against Manchester City on Thursday evening.Aside from being a hotly-anticipated local derby, the game is of vital importance in the race for a top four finish.Pep Guardiola’s City currently have one more point than the Red Devils, with both teams having played the same number of games.Should the hosts win tonight they will be four points clear in fourth place, whereas a win for United would catapult them into the top four. It is not crazy to suggest the team to win tonight will be the one qualifying for next season’s Champions League.However, United face some serious issues heading into the game.Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the rest of the season due to the injury he picked up in the Europa League win over Anderlecht, whilst Paul Pogba will also be missing tonight; the France midfielder was struck down with an issue during Sunday’s game against Burnley.So, just who will Jose Mourinho select tonight? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester United line up listed in squad number order… 11 23. Luke Shaw (Left back) 11 16. Michael Carrick (Centre midfield) 10. Wayne Rooney (Attacking midfield) 11 11 11 11. Anthony Martial (Left forward) 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Right forward) 21. Ander Herrera (Centre midfield) 3. Eric Bailly (Centre back) 11 19. Marcus Rashford (Centre forward) 11 11 11 25. Antonio Valencia (Right back) 11 11 1. David De Gea (Goalkeeper) – click the right arrow to see the entire Manchester United predicted XI 17. Daley Blind (Centre back)
Antoine Griezmann Manchester United have received a significant boost in their pursuit of long-time target Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Spain.United have been tracking the France international for some time and reportedly came close to landing him during the summer.However he stayed put at Atletico Madrid and signed a new deal which temporarily bumped his minimum fee release clause up to around £175m.He has since suffered a disappointing start to the campaign, scoring just twice in Atletico Madrid’s first nine games.And now AS reports that officials at the La Liga club are growing ‘increasingly frustrated’ with Griezmann’s form.His release clause will reduce when the window opens and he has been linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, while United remain very keen on landing him.Diego Costa is set to arrive at Madrid in January and it has been suggested that the Rojiblancos may be open to selling Griezmann when the window opens if his form does not improve. 1
BEST OF Upcoming Live Football on talkSPORT 8= Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) – 20 goalsTottenham have been without talisman Harry Kane since January, so it will come as welcoming news to Spurs fans to know his return is imminent.It will also mean one of the Premier League’s deadliest duos will reunite.Eriksen has now directly assisted Kane for 18 League goals during his time at the club and they are sure to add to that tally for many seasons to come. no dice LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Spurs fans are desperate to see these two reunite ADVICE RANKED Cantona (L) and Giggs (trophy) combined to help United dominate the Premier League Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED 2. Thierry Henry and Robert Pires (Arsenal) – 29 goalsHenry features for a second time and it is with his fellow countryman he enjoyed the most profitable connection.Penalty fiasco against Manchester City aside, the French duo set up 29 goals for each other, as Henry scored 17 and Pires got 12. 5= Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg (Arsenal) – 24 goalsWhen Ljungberg left Arsenal for West Ham in 2007, he cited Henry’s move to Barcelona as reason to make a decision on his own future.At their peak, the pair were unplayable – Henry setting up 15 goals while getting nine in return – and their form in the 2001/02 season took the Gunners to a second Premier League trophy under Arsene Wenger. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 11 Lampard and Drogba are the highest in Premier League history 3. Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton (Tottenham) – 27 goalsThese two were part of the cult 94/95 side that also included the likes of Jurgen Kilnsmann.Sheringham, Anderton once said, ‘could do anything with a football’.And while the latter was troubled by injuries throughout his career, he and his England team-mate linked for the third highest partnership in the league’s history with Anderton largely the provider, with 20 assists to Sheringham. 8= Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – 20 goalsAlthough the pair had been team-mates at United since 2004, the blossoming partnership truly came to fruition at the start of the 2006/07 season.The two men had returned from World Cup 2006 to persistent talk of ill-feeling between them following that infamous Ronaldo wink after Rooney was shown red against Portugal.Instead the pair combined for a number of important goals, including memorable strikes such as the counter attack finish against Bolton, as United won the league title for three consecutive years. Henry and Pires were Arsenal’s best combination Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY 4. David Silva and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 25 goalsIt could very well be suggested the best piece of business City have done in their decade of wealth, was to sign Aguero and Silva.The two men have combined on so many occasions and led City to much success; it remains surprising they have not been handed more individual honours. shining 11 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Henry and Ljungberg won two league titles together at Arsenal 11 Shearer said Solano made his goals easy Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton both scored plenty of goals for Blackburn but did they combine enough to be considered a great partnership? Two of City’s best ever buys 11 11 11 5= Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) – 24 goalsA gangly, nimble midfielder, McManaman, along with Giggs, was one of the most exciting wide men in the early era of the Premier League and his combination with striker Fowler, (McManaman assisted for Fowler to finish 20 times) made Liverpool one of the most exciting teams to watch.The pair became synonymous with the Reds attractive brand of football under then manager Roy Evans. Saturday 23rd FebruaryBurnley vs Tottenham – 12:30pm – talkSPORTBournemouth vs Wolves – 3:00pm – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Crystal Palace – 5:30pm – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Sheffield United – 5:30pm – talkSPORT 2Sunday 24th FebruaryManchester United vs Liverpool – 2:05pm – talkSPORTManchester City vs Chelsea (Carabao Cup final) – 4:30pm – talkSPORT 7. Nolberto Solano and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United) – 22 goalsShearer often mentioned how Solano’s delivery made a lot of his goals easy and when the Peru midfielder was not curling in a trademark free-kick, he could usually be found setting up the Premier League’s record goal scorer, providing 16 to Shearer in total. Over the years, the Premier League has played host to a number of formidable partnerships that have contributed greatly to the success of their team.Seeing two players on the same wavelength is truly joyous but terrifying for those given the task of defending against them. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Anderton (L) was the provider for a number of Sheringham goals We had Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole in the early days of the Premier League, while recently we’ve seen the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.However, some of these duos just scored a high volume of goals in the same team rather than assisting each other directly.So, which players have combined with each other the most times in Premier League history? Find out below. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The duo were part of an exciting Liverpool team in the 90’s Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 11 Rooney and Ronaldo helped United win three titles in a row 11 8= Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona (Manchester United) – 20 goalsOld Trafford has witnessed many great players and in Giggs and Cantona they had two of the very best.The flying Welsh winger proved to be the perfect foil for the charismatic Frenchman and together they were integral to United’s success in the mid 90s, until Cantona abruptly called it a day in 1997. REVEALED 1. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – 36 goalsThe two players leading the way helped lead the Blues to the greatest period of success in the club’s history.The 2009/10 season was when the pair were both at their lethal best, as Chelsea won the league and Drogba took home a second Golden Boot.Lampard set up the Ivorian on 24 occasions and he repaid the favour 12 times to help Lampard become the fourth-highest scorer in Premier League history. huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 11 11 11