Our favourite 3-2 comebacks series continues with Leeds' visit in the Treble season…
United 3 (Solskjaer 45, Keane 46, Butt 77) Leeds 2 (Hasselbaink 29, Kewell 52) | 29 November 1998
Four days after an epic 3-3 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou, United still hadn’t expended all reserves of drama. Yet even in a Treble-winning season defined by its propensity to surprise and enthral, match-winning moments are rarely the preserve of gritty midfielders from Gorton.
Still, as he often did, Nicky Butt performed his duty for the team. And how. First Leeds went ahead when Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink beat Peter Schmeichel at his near post, and although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Roy Keane scored either side of half-time, Harry Kewell levelled six minutes later.
With 13 minutes left on the clock, Butt controlled Phil Neville's pass on the edge of the box with a sublime touch. His finish was even better.