On this day in 1999, Manchester United won the Champions League to complete a historic treble-winning season.
Having already secured the Premier League title and beaten Newcastle in the FA Cup final, United faced Bayern Munich, only to go 1-0 down after six minutes.
“At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you, and you’ll not even able to touch it if we lose,” Alex Ferguson famously told his players at half-time. “And for many of you, that will be the closest you will ever get. Don’t you dare come back in here without giving your all.”
And in injury time substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck to fire United to a famous victory in the Nou Camp.
But can you name every player in that season’s squad who made an appearance in the treble-winning campaign?
Because we’re in a generous mood, we’ve decided to help you out. The players appear in order of squad numbers from low to high and we’ve also given you the number of appearances as a hint. You know the drill, it’s over to you now. Good luck!
It’s tough but doable.
Jermaine Pennant is a brilliant pub quiz answer.
“He was mental. He just had an open house.”
“You think it’s all bollocks…but it works.”
“It feels set in stone for Liverpool to win this.”
There are 17 different names to get.
The one place Messi is far from the best.
Liverpool’s defensive strategy is also explained.
One of the greatest.
It was an eventful day and night in Athens.