Teddy Sheringham talks us through the second part of the Treble - a Wembley stroll against Newcastle...
As memories go, coming off the bench and scoring within a minute in your first and only FA Cup final isn’t bad! It was a fantastic day for the team, but the day had started on a low note for me.
I was devastated not to start, because after that you don't think you'll get another chance, you just live in hope of getting the nod from the Boss. But it's amazing how football turns you around sometimes. One minute you're down and the next you're up, you're on the pitch and you score a goal – it was an unbelievable high.
It did seem a bit like the FA Cup Final was just the second leg of three. It was still a big moment for us, though, and we had to beat a very good Newcastle side, and on a personal note I certainly loved it every minute of it.
Our celebrations were meant to be quite muted but, funnily enough, they weren’t! We were supposed to keep a lid on things because we had a big game to come, but that didn’t quite go to plan and we had a great night. In fact, that might be the reason why we didn’t play so well against Bayern. It took us a while to shake off the cobwebs!
22 May 1999, Wembley Stadium
MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Sheringham 11, Scholes 53
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
United: Schmeichel; G Neville, Johnsen, May, P Neville; Beckham, Scholes (Stam 78), Keane (Sheringham 9), Giggs; Cole (Yorke, 60), Solskjaer. Subs not used: Van Der Gouw, Blomqvist
"The team has a never say die spirit and they don't want to be beaten."
Sir Alex Ferguson
“They said it couldn't be done. It can now. United go to Barcelona with the domestic Double stowed in the overhead locker on Concorde.”
Ian Ridley, The Observer