United fans celebrate in the Nou Camp in 1999.

'The Impossible Dream' set for release

Fans can relive or learn more about Manchester United's Treble season as a brand-new film, entitled 'The Impossible Dream', is due for release later this month.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of United's historic 1998/99 campaign, 'The Impossible Dream' is a look back at the club's unprecedented run to success in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

United clinched all three trophies in a thrilling finale which many supporters recall as the '10 days in May', with current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the dramatic late winner against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final to complete the achievement.

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The film opens with images from the parade through Manchester, as tens of thousands of supporters gathered to fete the champions. The two-hour film, co-produced with NBC, is due to premiere towards the end of the month. Fans will be able to watch it globally on MUTV or via the MUTV App from 29 April.  

Manchester United’s CEO of Media, Phil Lynch said: “We are excited to work with NBC Sports to celebrate this iconic moment in our history and to tell this once-in-a-lifetime story to our passionate fans in the United States and around the world. NBC Sports have been great partners and their fantastic production capabilities have created an unmissable film.

Pierre Moossa, co-ordinating producer of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, added: “This has been a very special collaboration with Manchester United to present the story of one of the most historic accomplishments in English football. This film will provide viewers with an opportunity to appreciate an unprecedented achievement that transcends all sports.”

Among the season’s many unforgettable highlights, 'The Impossible Dream' chronicles:

  • The 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, with a pair of dramatic stoppage-time goals.
  • The Reds’ unlikely away success over Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after being 2-0 down in Turin.
  • One of the greatest FA Cup ties of all time as 10-man United overcame Arsenal in a semi-final thriller at Villa Park.
  • The tense 2-1 triumph over Tottenham on the final day of the Premier League season to clinch the title.
Roy Keane heads in against Juventus.
Roy Keane heads United back into the game against Juventus at the Stadio delle Alpi.

Dozens of interviews were conducted, including Sir Alex, current manager Solskjaer and former players David Beckham, Teddy Sheringham, Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke, Peter Schmeichel, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, David May and Wes Brown.

Beckham, who starred throughout the Treble season, summed up the historic campaign by simply saying: “That was the most special time in my career.”

Also featuring in the film are former opponents such as Lee Dixon and Alan Shearer, as well as presenters and commentators Gary Lineker and Clive Tyldesley.

David Beckham kisses the trophy.
David Beckham kisses the European Cup after being named Man of the Match in the Champions League final.

We have already announced that Sir Alex Ferguson and a number of '99 legends will take part in a Treble anniversary match against a Bayern Munich select XI at Old Trafford on 26 May 2019, exactly 20 years since the Treble-winning night in Barcelona. For more information please visit: www.manutd.com/treblereunion.

All proceeds will go to Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester. The club granted NBC Sports access to our entire archive – which includes more than 125 hours of historic footage – to produce the film.

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