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1999 , we won our Treble. A memorable day in all our lives. May 26 , 1999 will always have a place in our hearts. No Manchester United fan would forget this. The day an unprecedented Treble became a reality. Champions in Europe !

I think we all will have our own experiences, account and thoughts , each one unique about where we were, what we were doing, who we were with during those memorable events in the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona. The day the we made history.

Give in your experiences when Manchester United became Champions of Europe! What you did , how you saw the match. What do you have to say.....



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i was 6 then..........wasnt a football fan then.....was cricket then...then the World Cup 2002 made me a fan ......most probably i was sleeping........must have been night here...... :p
 

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It was my dream to watch us play in the final in Barcalona. All fans had waited for this day for 14 years ever since we saw Norman Whiteside score the only goal in the 1985 FA cup final for 10-man United to beat Everton.

We got to final beating Inter and Juventus. (What a game ! ) Cracking game.... We finally reached the holy grail.

I had looked forward to the match for over a month and couldn't think of anything else for a week. Before 2000 Football match telecast was less in India and I hope for any channel to put the match up !

Finally the time came, the match was on ESPN 12.30 (am) in the morning here in India. My family isnt into football but they stayed up.

The match started, I had settled into my 'lucky seat', in my United (Giggs) shirt with some food , to start the most important 90 minutes of my life. The game began kinda OK, Giggs on the right and Beckham in the middle. I couldn't believe it! I have to admit I didn't agree with Alex Ferguson on this one. Then Basler scored, the remote dropped from my hands, I was shell shocked ! To sad to even speak. My heart said 'We will equalise' - I was trying to convince myself .....

I watched most of the rest of the match either praying or abusing German players or cheering the united players. At half time, I just aksed god for one goal. My family decided to go to sleep.

The second half began with no changes to the United line-up, I couldn't believe it. Surely we needed to shake it up a little. Nothing changed , United kept trying and United couldn't make it happen. Mehmet Scholl hit the post and Schmeichel saved a couple of shots, Jancker hit the bar! Was God saving United for something?

The dream was coming to an end, we would have to wait for another year before we even got a chance to reach here and god knows how tough it is to reach here.

PLEASE GOD? JUST ONE GOAL!

The clock turned to 90.00, United have a corner, surely they could scramble a goal. I was preying for a miracle. I don't think I remember how the goal was scored (though I have seen it millions of times.) BUT we had scored. I let out a short but loud yelp, UNITED!!!! Then IT happened, Solshaarrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! My tears soon turned to tears of joy. Absolutely unbelievable. What a bunch of fighters. No giving up for them. The only thing that gave up that night was my voice as I couldn't stop screaming (along with millions of other I'm sure) at the end. What a comeback . the celebrations through tears and sobs OF JOY.

Peter Schemichel didnt finish his Man United career by going up and lifting the trophy by himself. He did it with Fergie with the rest of the team behind them. What a night it was!!

We were the Champions of Europe again , yeah with a treble !
 

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I never get tired of telling this story!

I was in a pub in Lancaster called Keystones. The bar staff knew I was only 17 so I had to keep asking my mates to buy me drinks (with my money I must add!)

As we approached the 90th minute of the game I found myself staring into a half-empty pint glass feeling miserable. We had come so close to winning the treble but it wasn't to be.

Then a loud roar of 'COME ON!' came from all around me so I looked up at the screen and saw that we had a corner. The next bit is all a blur but I know exactly what happened because I've seen the replay so many times. As Sheringham swept the ball into the goal the place erupted. Everyone was jumping up and down getting beer everywhere. People were shouting and hugging (I even hugged a couple of Liverpool fans!). It was bedlam.

I turned round and noticed one of my mates holding one of his hands. His knuckles were bleeding because he'd jumped so high in the air when we scored that he'd cracked them on the ceiling! I was making sure he was ok and then turned to look at the screen as the ball floated into the area from another Beckham corner...

...AND SOLSKJAER HAS WON IT! F*** ME! I'd never felt so happy in my life! If the scenes moments earlier were bedlam then this was like a scene from a mental asylum because everyone was going nuts!!! The jumping up and down, beer throwing, shouting and hugging was all happening again but even more deliriously! I didn't even hear the final whistle - I just heard a 2nd cheer as people who had continued to watch the screen saw the game end.

After the game my mates and I just kept going over it again and again. We couldn't believe what we had just seen. On the 2 mile walk home we were singing all the way.

An amazing night. I'll never forget it.
 

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Where was I? Right here. Actually, when you think about it, its almost 10 years since we did this and people talk about it like it was last season. Makes you realise just how fast time does fly and how short life is !!!
 

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I think i was about 6/7 and i started to like football around 8 years old so unfortunately i missed it, but i have a video of it :p
 

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I was 13... watched it at home with my dad, went into school the next day and abused Liverpool fans from start to finish.. great great times!!!
 

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People were shouting and hugging (I even hugged a couple of Liverpool fans!). It was bedlam.
Lol... That was a terrible 'sin'!! But guess given the circumstance, your 'sin' would have been forgiven.:D Er... doubt they return you the favour??

Mine was a quiet, lonely affair. I was still staying with my parents then and the game was live on TV at midnight 3, 4 am. My brother slept long ago because he is a Liverpool fan and so I ended up watching the game alone.

Bayern scored first and then strangely sat back for the rest of the game, giving me quiet hope. My heart slowly sank, however, as each minute ticked away and was so unbearably heavy just before the final whistle... And then the rest happened in a flash with first, the equaliser by Sheringham. And as I was relieved and overjoyed, and preparing myself mentally for the extra time, Solskjaer scored yet again!! It was just simply unbelievable and my mind was in a total blur.... All I could remember was Solskjaer sliding near the corner flag (which was said to have caused his career-ending knee injury) and Bayern's Kulfour collapsing on the field crying uncontrollably....

I then got out of the house and must have smoked at least a few cigarettes before I could go back to bed.
 

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My friends came over to my place and we went crazy went Solskjaer performed a miracle.

That night and the semi finals 2nd leg vs Juve, as well as the semi-final replay vs Arse are my fondest football memories. that really was a magical season.

Watching Manchester united in the 90s was mostly magical anyway. Cantona, Beckham and Soskjaer scored match-winning goals in situations, which were more incredible than movie scripts.

I guess I'm still chasing the repeat of those nights. Winning against Roma came pretty close, and Rooney scoring the winner against Milan in the first leg was great too, but I think I'm still waiting for the hollywood situation when your team is down by two goals to one of the biggest italian teams and you turn it around to win 3-2...... simply awe-inspiring!
 

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I was at home.........remember wathcing it on the T.V. and how my dad had reacted to the two late goals. TBH, I don't remember to much about it besides the excitment which was all going on! :eek:
 

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I was one of the fortunate one to be there , it was the greatest day of my life and i thought it would be all down hill after that night , but united hust keep moving on .
I had booked my flight straight after he semi but had no ticket , i managed to get one 2 minutes before the start from a tout for £100 , the ton i have ever spent.
My lucky brother got in free and jibbed in.
It is my most treasured photo in the nou camp just after we won
 

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Would have loved to have been there but i was in a huge bar in
a hotel that put on a special night for United fans. had to fork out
few quid for a ticket but it was well worth it. Place was packed with
about 400/500 United fans and it was a rocking booze fest.
I still remember it so well and always knew we would do it,
maybe it was blind optimism but even with a couple of minutes to go,
I was telling my mates not to be worried, that we would score......
and we did :)
wasnt expecting the second goal though. We were all still jumping
around the place, elebrating the 1st goal, when that went in.
The next few hours were undescribable......pure elation
 

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Lol... That was a terrible 'sin'!! But guess given the circumstance, your 'sin' would have been forgiven.:D Er... doubt they return you the favour??
They were a couple of my Liverpool-supporting mates who had come along.

When we were 17 the rivalry wasn't as intense as it is between us now we're older. Back then they saw it more as England v Germany in the final rather than United v Bayern.

They weren't as enthusiastic as the rest of us obviously but there was no animosity. One of them is still one of my best mates and he refused to speak to me after last Sunday until yesterday!!! :D

As we grow older we grow wiser ;)
 

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I was only 9 at the time, and was watching with my dad. I remember as Teddy bagged the equaliser I was thrown into the air in celebration. I think I was held up for the rest of stoppage time until Ole scored the winner. I still have the lolly pop stick I was chewing on from the match somewhere, rapped up in a tissue and in a shoe box as part of my memories of that night.

Another night like that this year in Moscow?? Let's hope so!
 
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