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Never Before Seen Footage Shows New Angle Of Manchester United Winning The Treble

Ryan Sidle

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Never Before Seen Footage Shows New Angle Of Manchester United Winning The Treble

New footage of Manchester United's famous Champions League win over Bayern Munich has come to light, after one fan posted his own video of the closing stages of the game, on the 23rd anniversary.

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23 years-ago today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the decisive goal in the Champions League final, as United completed a never done before treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, which has still never been replicated.

Sir Alex Ferguson's team were a goal behind going into extra time against Bayern, thanks to Mario Basler's early free kick, that alluded the wall and Peter Schmeichel.

The German side, going for their own version of the treble, were much the better side throughout the game, coming close to doubling their lead on several occasions, including hitting the woodwork through Mehmet Scholl and Carston Janker.

Then in injury time United scored twice, as Teddy Sheringham equalised following a corner, in which Schmeichel went into the box, and then Solskjaer scored the winner from another corner minutes later.

All United fans will have seen the replay hundreds of times, and can probably recite the commentary, but now one fan has posted his dad's footage, recorded on a camcorder snuck into the Nou Camp, for the first time, over two decades later.

It's the fact you barely see Solskjaer's winner, as the crowd instantly go wild as the ball makes its way towards the goal, that really makes it.

The goal is also swiftly followed by the static on the screen as the fan loses his mind, along with the rest of the supporters behind the goal.

Of course it wasn't so easy just to take a phone into the ground to record back in 1999, as none of them would have had a camera.

Taking a camcorder into the ground is incredible commitment to the cause and the footage is really good standard considering how old it is. We're very grateful Thomas decided to share.

After the first goal, Clive Tyldesley on commentary announced "name on the trophy!" even though at that point the game was headed to extra time.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible, the legendary commentator explained why he felt it was the right thing to proclaim, "I'm not sure why I said 'name on the trophy' except that that's how it had seen from the moment Schmeichel had saved [Dennis] Bergkamp's penalty [in the FA Cup semi final replay] and there had been so many 'name on the trophy' moments in the meantime that there was a certain element of some kind of prophecy coming true.

"Maybe the promised land thing [another commentary line from the Champions League semi final win over Juventus] just came from that.

"At some point the rest of us began to feel that this had been written and that this was now the fulfilment of some sort of biblical or Game of Thrones type prophecy that was starting to take shape."

Writing about the moment in his first book, "Managing My Life," Fergie wrote, "The celebrations begun by that goal will never really stop. Just thinking about it can put me in a party mood."

Lord knows United fans need something to put them in a party mood these days considering their current position.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Premier League, Champions League, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ryan Sidle
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