Fergie reunion: Who are Man Utd’s 1999 Champions League winners?

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This year, the Red Devils will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their treble win – Goal takes a look at their historic side

It was 20 years ago when Manchester United clinched their historic treble, winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup trifecta under the heroics of Sir Alex Ferguson in 1999.

To celebrate the feat, Ferguson will return to the dugout for a special reunion match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the treble-winning campaign to manage a United Legends side against a Bayern Munich Legends team at Old Trafford on May 26.

The match will be a repeat of United's famous 2-1 Champions League comeback win, with the funds going to charity. Goal marks the occasion by rounding up the players who made up the victorious team.

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    GK | Peter Schmeichel

    Manchester United's most iconic goalkeeper (that includes you, David de Gea) celebrated his final appearance for the Red Devils in the best way possible – by lifting the Champions League trophy in 1999.

    The victory cemented his legacy at Old Trafford, wrapping up seven seasons in Manchester that included winning the Premier League an incredible five times.

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    DEF | Gary Neville

    Nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville – two Champions League trophies and eight Premier League titles aside, of course. Former club captain Neville has been heralded as one of the greatest right-backs in English football, and his legacy as a Red Devil continues to live on.

    Nowadays, you can catch him as a pundit on Sky Sports, if he isn't busy owning a football club or managing another.

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    DEF | Ronny Johnsen

    Johnsen was always an underappreciated hero under Ferguson, used mainly as a replacement when positions in midfeld and defense needed to be filled.

    After six seasons at Old Trafford where he picked up three Premiership titles in addition to the Champions League trophy, the Norwegian moved on to Aston Villa and Newcastle.

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    DEF | Jaap Stam

    The former Dutch international was a key part of United's defensive line-up, a sturdy rock at centre-back. After just three seasons with the Red Devils where he won three consecutive Premier League titles in a row, Stam went to Lazio, Milan and Ajax before retiring in 2007. 
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    DEF | Denis Irwin

    One of the best defenders to have graced the Premier League, Irwin was the recipient of one of the highest forms of praise from Ferguson who once stated that the Irishman was one of the only players guaranteed a spot in his all-time best Man United XI: " Honestly, I would say Denis Irwin would be the one certainty to get in the team. I called him an eight out of 10."

    After 12 years at Old Trafford where he enjoyed glittering success, he joined Wolves in 2002.

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    MF | Ryan Giggs

    After all these years, what's left to say about Ryan Giggs? Potentially the greatest ever player that Manchester United has ever seen, the Welshman is the most decorated player in football history with his 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies.

    A rare breed of true one-club men and one of the greatest midfielders of all time - Giggs is almost as celebrated a figure as Ferguson himself.

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    MF | David Beckham

    Ferguson decided to slot Beckham in central midfield to partner Nicky Butt instead of Giggs, believing that the England international could better control possession in the middle of the pitch while the Welshman played on the right. 

    Beckham delivered the corner that Teddy Sheringham scored from with help from Dwight Yorke, following a failed clearance by Thorsten Fink.

    After nine years at Manchester United, he went on to have an illustrious career at the likes of Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain.

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    MF | Nicky Butt

    A Class of '92 member alongside Beckham and Neville, Butt was an instrumental figure in the centre of United's midfield for 12 years before he moved on to Newcastle and then Birmingham.

    He is now the head of coaching at United's youth academy and assisted Giggs as interim manager of the club alongside Paul Scholes following David Moyes' dismissal in 2014.

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    MF | Jesper Blomqvist

    The former Swedish international only started for the Red Devils in the Champions League final to fill in for the suspended Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, having only made 25 appearances for the club due to injury.

    He was taken off just after half-time for Teddy Sheringham, who would go on to play an instrumental part in United's ultimately victorious comeback.

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    FW | Dwight Yorke

    Yorke toed Beckham's cross away from the crowded area that eventually fell to Giggs and then Sheringham, whose goal in the first minute of stoppage time brought United level at 1-1.

    After four years with the Red Devils where he scored 52 league goals, Yorke left in 2002 for spells at Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland.

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    FW | Andy Cole

    One of United's top goal-scorers throughout the season alongside Yorke, Cole came deliriously close to netting on two occasions but had his efforts denied by opposition goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and the Bayern defenders.

    10 minutes before the end of regular time, Ferguson subbed Cole off for Solskjaer in one of the most memorable off-the-bench appearances of all time.

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    SUB | Teddy Sheringham

    Ferguson was in search of goals when he brought both Sheringham and Solskjaer on towards the end of regular time, and goals are what he got. Signed in 1997 as a direct replacement for Eric Cantona, Sheringham filled his vacant boots beautifully, coming off the bench to equalise in injury-time and then providing the assist for Solskjaer's winning goal.

    The ex-England international left Old Trafford in 2001 to return to Tottenham and now occasionally works as a pundit.

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    SUB | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    It took Solskjaer just 10 minutes following his introduction as a substitute at Camp Nou to make one of the most legendary contributions in football history. The Norwegian legend scored just two minutes following Sheringham's equaliser to re-define the meaning of the 'super-sub' and etched his name into United folklore permanently.

    Now, Solskjaer has come off the managerial bench and is now interim coach of the Red Devils following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho in December 2018. Could he rescue United once again this season with a top-four finish?