1998 – 1999, Manchester United Season

DID YOU KNOW ?   The 1998 -1999 season was the most successful season in the history of Manchester United. United won a treble of trophies , Premier League , FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. It became the first English side to achieve such a feat. During the campaign United only lost 5 times. A run of 33 games unbeaten in all competitions began on 26 December at home to Nottingham Forest. The team ‘s never die spirit instilled in the previous seasons was key to their success as  the players  thrived even in difficult situations. The highlight was United ‘s dramatic comeback in UEFA champions league against Bayern Munich when Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjer each scored in injury time to overturn Bayern Munich ‘s first half lead.

By the end of the season United had become the world’s richest football club and the most valuable sporting brand worldwide. Have a look at the squad that won the treble of 1999:

  1. Peter Schmeichel-GK
  2. Garry Neville -DF
  3. Denis Irwin -DF
  4. David May -DF
  5. Ronny Johnsen -DF
  6. Jaap Stam -DF
  7. Nick Butt -MF
  8. David Beckham -MF
  9. Tedy Sheringham -FW
  10. Andy Cole -FW
  11. Ryan Giggs -MF
  12. Phil Neville -DF
  13. John Curtis -DF
  14. Jordi Cruyff -MF
  15. Jasper Blomqvist  -MF
  16. Raimond van der Gouw -GK
  17. Paul Scholes -MF
  18. Dwight Yorke -FW
  19. Ole Gunnar Solskjer -FW
  20. Henning Berg-DF
  21. Eric Nevland -FW
  22. Michael Clegg -DF
  23. Wes Brown -DF
  24. Philip Mulryne -MF
  25. Alex Notman -FW
  26. Nick Culkin -GK
  27. Mark Wilson -MF
  28. Jonathan Greening -MF
  29. Danny Higginbotham -DF
  30. Roy Keane [c] -MF

This was the United of the past under the leadership of Sir Alex, and still a great great club under Mourinho.


Yours in football



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