The season that Manchester United won the treble and went on to dominate English football in 1998–1999 is still unmatched. The accomplishment of the great team that was coached by Sir Alex Ferguson is still the standard, and the way in which they won the Champions League made for possibly the most exciting conclusion of any game ever played.
The free kick taken by Mario Basler in the sixth minute gave Bayern the lead and put them in the driver’s seat. And right up to the 91st minute, it appeared as though the Germans were going to be proclaimed kings of Europe.
At that point in the game, Sir Alex Ferguson had already sent on Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as replacements in an effort to save his chance at winning the treble, and the two players proved to be the game-winning difference.
Sheringham’s heroic save in the nick of time sent the match into overtime, but Solskjaer’s game-winning goal in the 93rd minute capped an incredible comeback and set the atmosphere at Camp Nou ablaze. Sheringham’s heroics were responsible for sending the match into overtime.
The players on that team will forever be remembered in the annals of Manchester United legend and will live on in the hearts of the club’s fans forever more, but where did they go from there?
What a fitting way to bring the curtain down on his United career by leading the club to the club championship in the absence of Roy Keane and serving as captain of the team.
Another one of Ferguson’s incredible steals, Schmeichel is widely considered to be the best goalkeeper of all time and the best ever to play for Manchester United.
However, his career did not end after he played for United. After claiming yet another championship with Sporting Lisbon, he made his comeback to the Premier League in 2001 with Aston Villa. He then continued his playing career at Manchester City, where he retired from the sport.
He is now employed as a television analyst for a number of different organizations.
Given that he works as a commentator and analyst for Sky Sports in the UK, Neville may be better known to younger people for his status as the most well-known pundit in football as a result of his employment at that network.
After he graduated with the Class of 1992, he went on to become a significant player for both United and England.
After retiring from playing, Neville worked as an assistant coach for England and also served as the manager of Valencia for a brief but unsuccessful period before electing to pursue a career in the media full-time.
In addition to his role as a co-owner of Salford City, the former right defender played there.
The Norwegian defender joined United in the same summer as Solskjaer and was one of the most underestimated individuals on the team that won the treble. He had a rock-solid connection with Stam during his time with the club.
Played for United for a total of six years before moving on to other teams like Aston Villa and Newcastle. 2008 was the year he called it quits.
Since then, Ferguson has acknowledged that one of his worst decisions as United manager was to cut short Stam’s career at Old Trafford when it was still young.
The enormous center defense was acquired from PSV Eindhoven in 1998 for a transfer fee of £10.75 million ($12.9 million) and went on to win the championship in each of his three seasons with the club before being abruptly transferred to Lazio. This action was taken in response to comments made in his memoirs regarding the process by which he moved to United.
He had a successful career in Italy, playing for AC Milan before moving on to Ajax, and went on to have a successful career after that.
Moved into management, holding positions at various clubs including Reading and Feyenoord.