Bayern Munich's triumph in the 2013 Champions League final has brought back memories of the 1999 equivalent fixture for a trio of ex-Manchester United aces.
Ronny Johnsen, Teddy Sheringham and Jaap Stam all helped the Reds to beat Bayern 14 years ago today (Sunday) to complete an unprecedented haul of trophies. It's a feat which some, Sir Alex Ferguson included, believe will never be repeated.
"Every year, people start talking about it in January," said Sheringham, who scored United's equaliser in the Camp Nou final and then provided the assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winner. "Once a team gets through the third round of the FA Cup, everyone starts talking about it but they should be saying, 'Whoah, there's a long way to go yet'.
"We had a little bit of the rub of the green at the right time and we dug deep at the right times as well. We fully deserved it really but you have to have that little bit of luck as well. Even going into the last three games, we had to beat Tottenham in the league, win the FA Cup final and then the Champions League final. We were up against Bayern and knew it was going to be tough but we ground our way through it."
Johnsen has a remarkable statistic that he won a trophy in four successive games for the Reds. After appearing in each leg of