Sir Alex Ferguson to return one more time as manager
Manchester United legends will be facing off Bayern Munich legends to mark the 20th anniversary of United's historic treble win back in 1999. The match will be held on May 26, the exact day on which Manchester United defeated Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. The match will be a charitable event to raise money for the Manchester United Foundation. Details follow.
The 1999 Champions League final was held at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. Bayern scored within the first six minutes via a Mario Basler freekick. Manchester United tried hard but failed to equalize throughout the 90 minutes. It was in stoppage time that United staged a comeback with two goals from David Beckham corners scored by Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite leaving his managerial position in 2013, Ferguson has continued to be present in Manchester United matches both home and away. He was invited to training recently by Solskjaer where he spoke to the officials. In 2018 May, Ferguson had suffered from a brain hemorrhage, but has since recovered. Solskjaer himself has said that he has taken advice from Ferguson regarding recent team selections. He will be managing United for the May 26 match against Bayern.
Both teams boasted of impressive line-ups in the final. Some of the greatest names in the Bavarian line-up were Oliver Kahn, Basler, and Lothar Matthäus. United had Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, David Beckham, and Denis Irwin in their ranks.