Andrew Cole reveals the Ferguson team talk which inspired 1999 Champions League comeback

In an exclusive interview, the former striker discusses the famous final victory against Bayern Munich when two injury-time goals sealed the treble
Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole believes that his side's dramatic triumph in the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League was "meant to be".

The Red Devils endured a bumpy ride on their way to the final but injury-time goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overturned Bayern Munich in incredible fashion to seal an historic treble.

Cole says an inspirational half-time team talk from Sir Alex Ferguson played a big role in inspiring his side's comeback at Camp Nou.

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"When we got the first goal you could see how deflated the Bayern Munich players were and it was a case of 'can we try and get another goal before extra time comes?' - and we did just that," he told us in the third episode of MasterCard's Priceless Moments video series.

"The manager was still been very positive at half-time, even though we were a goal down and not playing particularly well, which helped.

"He then said to us 'this is the European Cup final - some of you may never get here again - make sure when you come in at full-time that you have given your all and left nothing on the pitch'. That is what he is all about.

"It's a great feeling to actually lift that trophy, to know that you've achieved something you've wanted to do since being a kid.

"It took a hell of a long time to sink in, a hell of a long time. I always say we've won it with two of the scruffiest goals in European Cup history but it was meant to be."

Check out the video above for the full interview with the former United and England striker.