The 1999 Legends

27 05 2009

manutdmunichST_450x300Almost ten years ago to the day Manchester United won the Champions League after a stunning late win over Bayern Munich. Some of the stars are still playing today but many have hung up their boots. 


Probably the greatest keeper the world has ever seen, Schmeichel bowed out of United after Barcelona, and played for Porto, Aston Villa and Manchester City before retiring in 2003. He went on to become a BBC pundit, Danish quiz show host and television presenter.


Still at Old Trafford, although his contribution this season has been limited because of a series of injuries. Has won seven league titles, three FA Cups and two European Cups with the club and was last week recalled to the England squad.


 Only retired last year at the age of 38 and remarkably was still playing international football for Norway at the age of 37. After leaving United in 2002 he played for Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Valenga


 Sold during the 2001/02 season after incurring Fergie’s wrath over allegations made in his autobiography. Played for Lazio Milan and Ajax before retiring in 2007. Returned to work with United last year though as a South American scout.


Signed for Wolves in 2002 and helped the club to Premier League promotion before retiring in 2004. Since then, has worked for United’s in-house television company MUTV as a presenter.


Joined Real Madrid in 2003 and won LA Liga before a mega-money move to LA Galaxy in 2007. Currently on loan at AC Milan and expected to sign for the Italian club permanently later this year in order to secure his place in England’s 2010 World Cup squad.


Left Old Trafford in 2004 to sign for Newcastle United. Featured regularly for the Magpies this season but unable to prevent Newcastle beiung relegated.


Now an Old Trafford legend and the most decorated player in English football history. Made his 800th for the club last month and was also awarded the Players Player fo the year award for the first time this season.


A surprise starter at the Nou Camp, the Swede was badly affected by injuries an failed to impose himself with Everton, Charlton and Djugarden. Last seen working as a coach in the second-tier of Swedish football with Enköpings SK.


Retired from football last November, finishing his career at Nottingham Forest. After leaving United in 2001 played for eight clubs, including Blackburn, Fulham and Manchester City. Hopes to pursue a career in coaching or management.


Left United in 2002 and had spells at Blackburn and Birmingham before spending a season at Sydney FC. Now at Sunderland, has worked as a stand-in coach and featured in seven league games this season.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United reserve coach.

Teddy Sheringham: Television pundit.

Raimond Van Der Gouw: First-team goalkeeping coach at Sunderland.

David May: Emigrated to work as head of football at a school in Dubai in 2007.

Phil Neville: Everton captain.

Wes Brown: Still at club.

Jonathan Greening: West Brom captain




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