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"The Treble remains the highlight of my time reporting on United. The win over Tottenham which clinched the Premier League title was an incredibly exciting game because of the high stakes, and the final whistle brought such a huge relief."

- David Meek, journalist
17/01/2010 23:27, Report by Steve Bartram

Judge's profile: David Meek

David Meek is a respected journalist who has been covering United for over 40 years, 37 of which were spent with the Manchester Evening News.

In a baptism of fire, David's first match as United correspondent for the MEN began against Sheffield Wednesday in February 1958 - the Reds' first match post-Munich. In an epic writing career, Meek has become an authority on the club - leading to the unique moniker 'the Godfather of Manchester United football writing'.

David has written over 20 books about the club and continues to follow the Reds home and away all over the world as a freelance writer. He also appears regularly as a press pack expert on MUTV.

"It's difficult to pick my own favourite moment because there have been so many," he concedes, "but the 1999 Treble caught my imagination and remains the highlight of my time reporting on Manchester United.

"Of course, only one part of that took place at Old Trafford, so I have to say the win over Tottenham which clinched the Premier League title. It was an incredibly exciting game because of the high stakes, and the final whistle brought such a huge relief. Sir Alex Ferguson summed it up by saying that once they'd won the league, it gave them the momentum to go to the FA Cup Final and the Champions League final and win them both."

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