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Man United legends recall Sir Alex Ferguson’s half-time team talk vs Bayern Munich in 1999, it was genius



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Manchester United legends have recalled Sir Alex Ferguson’s half-time team talk during the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999.

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The Reds became the first English club to win the Treble, and they finished the feat in typical United fashion against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

After going 1-0 down in the sixth minute of the Nou Camp final, United were playing the worst they had all season, according to captain on the night Peter Schmeichel.

“He didn’t say much, actually. We came in, and we were 1-0 down and not playing well,” said David Beckham when speaking about the half-time team talk from Ferguson.

“You’re going in there thinking we’re going to get a real bollocking here, and he didn’t,” added Nicky Butt.

It was Schmeichel who then detailed the message the manager sent to the players. Ferguson was well known for his ‘hairdryer treatment’ but equally knew how to inspire a team with a more calm yet menacing speech.

Schemiechel explained: “He said, ‘When you walk back out, have a look at that trophy, the way you play, you are nowhere near winning it, and you will never get to touch it’.

“I thought that speech was very much about himself as much as it was for us.”

Of course, United would go on to score two last-minute goals to secure the trophy in the most dramatic fashion. Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Teddy Sheringham scored the goals, both being substitutions made by Ferguson.