Manchester United will mark their famous season with a charity match at Old Trafford, and have drafted their legendary boss back in for the game.
The Manchester united foundation has confirmed that Sir Alex ferguson will taking coaching duties as they will host a Treble Reunion match at Old Trafford on 26th May 2019, to celebrate 20 years since Manchester United made football history in 1999.
The Lengendary manchester united side will face Bayern Munich Legends at Old Trafford on May 26 in a repeat of their famous 2-1 Champions League final comeback win that sealed their third major trophy of the 1998-99 season.
The Champions League triumph – with victory over German giants Bayern secured thanks to two injury-time goals by Teddy Sheringham and Solskjaer .
Ferguson left United at the end of the 2012-13 season, winning the Premier League – a feat the club have failed to achieve since his retirement.
The most successful manager in the history of British football, he won 38 trophies during 26 years in charge of United.
The Red Devils remain the only English side to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, a domestic cup and the Champions League, and did so under the Scotsman’s guidance.
The only disappointment for United during that famous treble wining season was their inability to turn the treble into a quadruple, after being knocked out in the fifth round of the League Cup by eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur, having beaten Bury and Nottingham Forest in the previous two rounds.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will take his former seat in the dugout to manage Manchester United ’99 Legends for this unique event. Supporters can also look forward to welcoming a host of Manchester United legends back to the Theatre of Dreams, including many players who graced the hallowed turf in 1999.
The anniversary match will raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation.
- Can you name the 1999 champions League final team?