His FA Cup underdogs would duly be treated to one of the most memorable episodes in the competition’s recent history: Barthez, the Manchester United goalkeeper, trying to distract the looming Paolo Di Canio in a fourth-round tie in 2001 by raising his arm in the air, as if hailing a cab, and appealing for a non-existent offside.
Even now, there is little consensus, although there is no doubting the iconic status of the moment itself: that You Tube clip has already clocked up more than 330,000 hits and Di Canio’s goal has been played as a scene-setter by ITV ahead of Wenesday night’s third-round replay.
“When I called for offside, it was part of the psychological war on the field,” said Barthez, speaking in detail about the incident for the first time as part of the MUTV documentary When the Floodlights Fade. I tried to make him lose concentration, but it didn’t work. All I remember was that he was through one-on-one against me, but he placed it past me well into the far corner.” Sir Alex Ferguson, the United manager, said: “Fabien tried to unnerve Di Canio.
I thought it was worth a try, but there are levels of gamesmanship in our game which we should worry about more than that.” Barthez, a World Cup winner with France and the goalkeeping replacement for Mark Bosnich, who was described by Ferguson as a “disaster”, had form for gamesmanship having successfully thwarted Leicester midfielder Muzzy Izzet from the penalty spot after performing lengthy delaying tactics prior to the spot-kick. “But I have played for 15 years at the top level and have a little bit of experience in these situations.” Now managing Swindon Town, Di Canio admitted earlier this season that his goal against Barthez remained one of the highlights of his career.
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