In the 1998/99 season, MU won an unprecedented treble in the battle between MU vs Chelsea. But right after his illustrious feat, the “Red Devil” suffered a tragedy.
Video MU loses Chelsea carpet
A magical night at the Nou Camp on May 26, 1999, brought MU to the peak of fame with a historic treble, after beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League final with a score of 2-1 against MU vs Chelsea. But right after reaching the top of the spotlight, Peter Schmeichel left and the MU wooden frame was a miserable rotation between Mark Bosnich, Massimo Taibi and Raimond van der Gouw.
On October 3, 1999, MU marched to Chelsea’s yard. At that time, the Stamford Bridge team was led by Gianluca Vialli. The two teams MU vs Chelsea came out with strong force. On the Chelsea side are prominent stars such as Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise, Gustavo Poyet, Didier Deschamps or Dan Petrescu.
Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson used Andy Cole – Dwight Yorke duo in attack, midfielders Paul Scholes, David Beckham along with Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin in defense.
MU must accept the lose
The shock came from the first minute, after a ballless move and a dangerous header from Gustavo Poyet. The creator is Dan Petrescu. Goalkeeper Massimo Taibi and defender Denis Irwin did not coordinate well enough, causing MU to accept losing. And it also signals an unsuccessful day for the Manchester visitors.
United’s miserable first half continued with the second goal in the 16th minute. This time the one who made the “Red Devils” hated Chris Sutton, still with a vicious header. After that, Nicky Butt received a red card directly. MU’s central midfielder played Dennis Wise again, after receiving a kick from the opponent.
In the lack of people, it is not surprising that MU received more goals. Poyet got his own brace with a goal in the 54th minute. Henning Berg conceded in the 59th minute and Jody Morris sealed a 5-0 victory for Chelsea in the 81st minute.
During the 1999/2000 season, MU lost only 3 matches in the English Premier League, and the 0-5 defeat at in MU vs Chelsea was the heaviest. Anyway, at the end of the season, “Red Devils” still crowned champion.
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