25/02/95 v Aston Villa (h) 3-1 Premiership
Barry Venison scored his one and only goal against Villa - a spectacular 25-yard belter. I asked John if he remembered it. "I do, in fact I think I was one of the first to get to him after he scored. Venners was one of the best players in that side and we really missed him when he left. He was a great captain, a great talker and motivator on the pitch and when he left no-one really took over in the defence. Steve Howey was still a young lad, Philippe Albert wasn't really very vocal and we missed an organiser at the back. It probably wasn't until Stuart Pearce arrived that we had a real leader in the back four. It's vital to have someone like that. Although Steve Bruce was probably the only non-international in the Man United side that he played in, they'll all tell you how crucial he was to their success."
All quotes are taken from John Beresford's interviews for NUFC.com