Manchester United – A Famous Treble
Undoubtedly the greatest ever season in Manchester United’s rich history, the team of 1998/99 etched their name in Old Trafford folklore with triumphs in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League to complete a remarkable treble……
This site gives a month by month account of the season, including stats, match reports, quotes and videos. Take a walk down memory lane with us and relive the greatest season in United’s history (so far). Sit back and enjoy the memories!
Reeling from their disappointment from the previous season where the Red Devils finished trophy less, manager Sir Alex Ferguson had made his intentions clear that his side were looking to put things right this time around by making a huge splash in the summer transfer market to sign Jaap Stam, Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomqvist, while long serving players Brian McClair and Gary Pallister were allowed to leave the club.
Along with the new arrivals; young players such as David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Wes Brown as well as established stars Roy Keane, Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; formed a formidable looking squad heading into the campaign.
The season did not begin in the greatest of manners for United as they comprehensively lost out to Arsenal in the curtain raiser Charity Shield clash.
Despite a few hiccups in the first month of the season though, United slowly gained momentum in their Premier League as well as Champions League campaigns.
It seemed for a while that the Red Devils had blown away their chances to win honours after a very poor December but following the turn of the year, Sir Alex’s men embarked on a remarkable 33 match unbeaten streak and sensationally managed to claim the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles under the most dramatic of circumstances possible. – Sarad Bade Shrestha. Read More…