13/10/2008 10:32, Report by Nick Coppack
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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. This month we look back at October 1998, a month when the Reds’ strikeforce went into overdrive.

UEFA Champions League

After September’s two dramatic draws against Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the Reds headed to Denmark to take on Peter Schmeichel’s old side, Brondby.

Tipped to be the whipping boys of Group D, the Danish champions duly capitulated when United came to town. Ryan Giggs netted after just two minutes when Brondby goalkeeper Mogens Krogh spilled a routine cross. The Welshman made it 2-0 when he headed in Jesper Blomqvist’s centre and it got even worse for the home side on 28 minutes when Andy Cole finished off a dazzling Reds move.

The Danes pulled one back before half-time through Kim Daugaard’s twice-taken free kick, but Alex Ferguson’s men began the second half as they’d started the first, Keane and Yorke firing United into a 5-1 lead. Norwegian substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored eight minutes from time with his first touch but Brondby’s Ebbe Sand had the last word, tapping in the game’s eighth goal from close range. Elsewhere, Bayern beat Barcelona, so the 6-2 win sent United top of

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October 1998

FA Premier League
Southampton 0-3 United (03/10)
United 5-1 Wimbledon (17/10)
Derby 1-1 United (24/10)
Everton 1-4 United (31/10)

UEFA Champions League
Brondby IF v United (21/10)

Worthington Cup
United 2-0 v Bury (28/10)


Premier League