He moved to Blackburn Rovers for £400,000 in the first Premier League season (1992-93) and soon made the right-back position his own in the Rovers side. Berg played a vital role in Blackburn's successful title-winning season in 1994-95 missing only two games throughout the season. His versatility (he was also a competent centre-back0 and consistent performances earned him a move to Manchester United in 1997 for a fee of £5 million - at the time the joint highest fee ever paid for a defender by a British club.
While at Manchester United, he helped the club two league titles (1999 and 2000), one FA Cup in 1999 and one UEFA Champions League title in 1999; part of the famous Treble winning 1999 side. He scored three goals while at the club and is particularly fondly remembered for an outstanding display against Inter Milan in the quarter-finals of United's Champions League winning season.
Berg was a regular choice in the United line-up in season 1997-98. He was restricted to just 16 Premier League games in 1998-99 following the arrival of Jaap Stam, only to regain his place in the side during 1999-2000 when Ronny Johnsen was injured.
He re-joined Blackburn in September 2000, initially on loan for 3 months, before securing a permanent transfer. Further success followed for Berg, with Rovers being promoted back to the Premier League in 2001. The following season, Blackburn won the League Cup with Berg lifting the trophy as captain.
He is the only player to have won the English Premier League with two different clubs, Blackburn in 1995 and Manchester United in 1999 and 2000.
22 April 2005, Berg was appointed manager of FC Lyn, at the age of 35. Berg signed a four-year contract with the Oslo side. Berg made his debut for Lyn against Start two days later, getting a 1-1 draw, followed up by winning 6-1 against Molde the next week. Lyn finished 3rd that season.
On 19 August 2008, Lyn announced that Berg had accepted an offer from Lillestrøm, where he played during the 1992 season of Tippeligaen. Henning Berg signed a five-year contract with Lillestrøm, and will start his new job on 1 January 2009.
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