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Unread 28-03-2018, 10:18 PM
My Name is Keith
 
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Said the same at the time - was our best player in 99. His best ever season for us. Always maintain the England stuff in 98 pushed him on to achieving everything he could with us. Getting a standing ovation every corner he took.

Thanks West Ham fans et al - you were the making of him and helped us win the treble
 
Unread 28-03-2018, 10:33 PM
sa7
 
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Won’t watch I have the memories of being there
No you don’t.
 
Unread 28-03-2018, 11:24 PM
92ToBury
 
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Won us the treble imo
Yep. A big f*** you to all those c***s booing him after the World Cup.
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:12 PM
Neo
 
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Beckham was outstanding that season. So many goals from his crossings.
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:17 PM
S/Side.Red
 
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Becks blatantly mugged out of the Ballon d'Or that season too. Rivaldo got it for being Brazilian iirc.
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:20 PM
dunk
 
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We were so f***ing good
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:36 PM
Tiberian
 
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We were so f***ing good
It was a great era for the competition. The PL was struggling badly to make an impact, Utd the only ones competitive but still had that mental barrier to get past, not helped by ties like Dortmund and Monaco which were fairly devastating.

Just a pity that Utd could never get the back 4 up to the level of the rest of the team at that point, it is what held them back from repeating. Schmeichel was poor by his standards in 98/99 but was not replaced until VDS, GNev was much better in the mid 00's than at the start, Johnsen and Berg were mediocre at that level, Irwin was winding down and Pip was a squad player.

Loved the fact that instead of sitting back and trying to protect a vulnerable back line they went in the entirely opposite direction and just looked to overwhelm teams offensively. 2008 might have been the better team but I could never love them as I did that 99 side, youth and domestic players in the main, tremendous camaraderie and the feeling they were on a journey to Fergie's Holy Grail. That midfield plus Cole and Yorke, don't get chemistry like that very often.
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:39 PM
f*** KFC
 
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was at every one of those games can't believe it was almost 20 years ago

Juve away remains my favourite ever United European game ...... 2-0 down as well, incredible atmosphere that night, Fergie bloody hell
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:44 PM
dunk
 
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It was a great era for the competition. The PL was struggling badly to make an impact, Utd the only ones competitive but still had that mental barrier to get past, not helped by ties like Dortmund and Monaco which were fairly devastating.

Just a pity that Utd could never get the back 4 up to the level of the rest of the team at that point, it is what held them back from repeating. Schmeichel was poor by his standards in 98/99 but was not replaced until VDS, GNev was much better in the mid 00's than at the start, Johnsen and Berg were mediocre at that level, Irwin was winding down and Pip was a squad player.

Loved the fact that instead of sitting back and trying to protect a vulnerable back line they went in the entirely opposite direction and just looked to overwhelm teams offensively. 2008 might have been the better team but I could never love them as I did that 99 side, youth and domestic players in the main, tremendous camaraderie and the feeling they were on a journey to Fergie's Holy Grail. That midfield plus Cole and Yorke, don't get chemistry like that very often.
Only ever one intention. Lost count of the amount of times they just tore out of the traps at OT and battered the living daylights out of the opposition. Doubt any of us had ever even heard of pragmatism

Absolutely loved Ronnie Johnson in the main tbh. Was absolutely brilliant in CM against Juve amongst others during his time with us and was a great foil for Stam at CB. Another player we were cruelly robbed of the best of by injuries
 
Unread 29-03-2018, 10:52 PM
S/Side.Red
 
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Juve away remains my favourite ever United European game ...... 2-0 down as well, incredible atmosphere that night, Fergie bloody hell
To do it against Juve, too. The side who had set the standard for most of the mid-late '90s. They were in a bit of turmoil at the time but they showed in the first leg that they were still a great side on their day. We stopped them getting to a 4th consecutive final.
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