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06/11/2008 12:21, Report by Nick Judd
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This month in 1998/99

The Treble wasn't built in a day... almost a year of hard work went into United's epic achievement. We're celebrating the feat with a series of features. Here we remember, remember November 1998, when the only side to stop the Reds scoring were Newcastle at Old Trafford...

Champions League

If kicking off this season’s European campaign against Spanish opposition is an omen, then facing a Danish side could be another. In November 1998, United hosted Brondby confident after a 6-2 win in the reverse fixture in Copenhagen, and were three up inside 16 minutes. David Beckham got the ball rolling with a trademark free-kick from 20 yards before a delectable chip from Andy Cole made it two. Phil Neville popped up with a rare strike for the third. Dwight Yorke headed the fourth while Paul Scholes notched United’s fifth to make it a comfortable night.

Then came the classic, a 3-3 draw at Camp Nou as the Reds visited Barcelona for the first of two visits. Intoxicating and breathtaking, this game was pulsating football at its very best, although Reds would have been forgiven for thinking another mauling was on the cards when Anderson struck with an early strike. Yorke equalised with a powerful strike from the edge of the box and Cole gave

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Results, November 1998

Premier League
United 0-0 Newcastle United (08/11)
United 3-2 Blackburn Rovers (14/11)
Sheffield Weds. 3-1 United (21/11)
United 3-2 Leeds United (29/11)

UEFA Champions League
United 5-0 Brondby IF (04/11)
FC Barcelona 3-3 United (25/11)

Worthington Cup
United 2-1 Nottingham Forest (11/11)

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