Blackburn and Manchester United cult hero became Premier League winner thanks to Arsenal legend Ian Wright
The defender is remembered for winning Premier League titles with Blackburn and Manchester United, the first player to do so with different clubs.
The defender played 275 top flight games in England over more than a decade.
Manager Kenny Dalglish brought him to Blackburn in 1993, but it was a good deal of fortune that saw Berg end up there.
Dalglish went to watch Norway vs England at Wembley in 1992 to scout Tore Pederson, with Berg on the bench.
However, an injury to Pederson, caused by Arsenal legend Ian Wright, saw a change made.
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“This is a crazy story,” Berg told FourFourTwo. “I’d just gotten into the Norway team, so I was on the bench. Our centre-back, Tore Pedersen, got an elbow to the head from Ian Wright. Our doctor ran on and asked Tore what the score was. Because England had been dominating, the doctor thought England were leading 1-0.
“But the score was actually 0-0. Tore said it was 0-0, so the doctor thought he had concussion and made him go off. I came on and Dalglish saw me playing.
«A month later, I was invited to train with Blackburn and they offered me a contract. It was pretty good for me that the doctor didn’t know much about football.”
Blackburn paid £400,000 to sign Berg and he played 42 times in their 1994/95 title winning campaign.