Manchester United is not the only team who can lay claim to having a class of ’92. The likes of Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes became household names after breaking into the first team that year.
In 1992 also, the Denmark national team won the European Championships in spectacular fashion, defeating more fancied opponents. Danish football has never remained the same ever since. The likes of Brian and Michael Laudrup and Peter Schmeichel heralded the era for Danish footballers. However, the likes of Christian Eriksen and Viktor Fischer are now leading the new generation of players.
Fischer, the ex Ajax wonder kid, joined Aitor Karanka at Boro over the summer, though he has struggled to cement his place in the starting eleven at the Riverside stadium. Middlesbrough have flattered to deceive since regaining their top flight status, though, Fischer has set his sights on bigger things. In February 2014, he suffered what seemed like an innocuous injury which left him out of action for a whopping 14 months. The 22 year old has career plans of moving from Ajax to Manchester United. He played at Midjtyland at age 15, though he is at Middlesbrough, he is still not giving up hope on his United dream.
Speaking with Denmark’s Tipsbladet via Sportwitness, he said, “When I was 15, I played at FC Midtjylland. The next thing was my move to Ajax, and when I had played two years there, I would move to Manchester United and within a year be the best footballer in the world.” Fischer is primarily a left winger, who is also capable of playing on the right, the middle and up front. He offers creativity, guile and movement. After joining Boro this summer, he was placed on a 3 year contract which expires in 2019.
Joining Manchester United is a tall order, which has potential to cause a negative distraction for Viktor. The fans at his current club may turn on him, believing his mind is not at the club fully, as he continues to flirt openly with the Red Devils. He is struggling to get into the first team at Boro at the moment, with Karanka preferring Gaston Ramirez and Adams Traore to him.
Dreams do come true, Viktor, but, first, you have to show you are worthy of playing for Middlesbrough. Some transfers have to be earned. He has no goals and just a solitary assist in his six games for his club.
By Dave Marshall