5 things that come to mind when you think of Manchester United
Manchester United are undoubtedly the greatest team in England and their record reaffirms that. They've won the most league titles, 20, as well as having won three European Cups/ UEFA Champions Leagues, 12 FA Cups and 5 League Cups.
Therefore, when thinking of United, so many different memories and people spring to mind. Matt Busby managed the club for 24 years and won eight prestigious trophies. Sir Alex Ferguson managed the club for 27 years and won 25 major trophies, and there have been a host of different magnificent players who have played for the club.
Here are 5 things that come to mind when you think of the Red Devils:
As previously mentioned, Sir Alex Ferguson won 25 major trophies with United, however, none were more special than the 1999 UEFA Champions League victory.
After finishing second to Bayern in the group stages, United got past two Italian giants, Inter Milan and Juventus, to see them book a place in the final with the team who beat them to the top spot in the group.
But in the final, United were fortunate to still be in the game with a few minutes to go. They had lots of possession, but Bayern were having the much better of the chances, especially in the latter stages. Bayern had already hit the post before they then hit the crossbar through Carsten Jancker with just a few minutes to play.
United ultimately made the most of Bayern’s missed chances though, and punished them in one of the greatest comebacks of all time.
As the board was lifted to show there would be three minutes of added time, a corner was awarded. From that corner, Teddy Sheringham, a second-half substitute, smashed in from close range after a Ryan Giggs shot fell to his feet. It looked as though United had forced extra time, but they would go one better.
Winning another corner just 30 seconds from kick-off, David Beckham again swung in a brilliant delivery. Sheringham headed it downwards towards Solskjaer, who couldn’t miss, and the United players wheeled away in celebration.
When you think of the Red Devils, you can’t help but think of this incredible comeback.