The 26th of May is memorable for Manchester United fans. The date is notable for being Sir Matt Busby’s birthday, and the date Sir Alex Ferguson’s side clinched the Treble in 1999.
It was also the date of last season’s Europa League final, but that’s the last time we mention that.
The Treble is still the greatest club achievement in a single club season, a feat many have tried, and failed to match or surpass, with Gary Neville mocking Liverpool falling short last weekend.
United completed the final leg of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League Treble with a 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich on this day in ’99.
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Amazing previously never seen before fan footage has emerged of the last moments of United’s 1999 Treble win.
United supporter Thomas Coxhead shared a video on social media, recorded via a camcorder by his dad.
He described the recording as ‘one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen’, sharing it with the world for the very first time.
23 years ago today. 📆
My Dad snuck his camcorder into the Nou Camp. He didn’t film any of the game, but got it out for the last 5 minutes.
This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.
We’ve never shared this footage, until now… #MUFC 👹 pic.twitter.com/EX6mBcP2Mc
— Thomas Coxhead (@iamcoxhead) May 26, 2022
These were days before camera phones, with fan footage at the time very rare, and this video clip captures the raw emotion and drama of those final few minutes in Barcelona.
Teddy Sheringham’s equalizer and then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winner are both seen, before the wild celebrations ensue.
This was a truly magical moment, which we have all seen before, but not through this perspective.
The video has been going viral on social media all day, amassing 60,000 likes, with supporters enthralled by the new angle of the club’s greatest ever moment.
United’s current lack of success on the pitch makes this day 23 years ago seem further away than ever, so to see this video, where you feel in touching distance of the pitch, really is a special moment worth sharing.
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