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Treble Reunion: United’s ’99 defence return to Old Trafford for anniversary match

Manchester United fans can look forward to welcoming the full 1999 defence back to Old Trafford for the Treble Reunion match on 26th May.

| by Katie Newton

Peter Schmeichel will pull on his gloves and take up his position between the sticks once again, getting strong support in front of him from his fellow Treble-winning teammates – including Jaap Stam, Gary Neville and Denis Irwin.

Ronny Johnsen, Phil Neville, Wes Brown and David May complete the defensive options, with Raimond van der Gouw returning as Schmeichel’s number two goalkeeper.

“I’m really looking forward to the occasion at Old Trafford,” said Schmeichel. “The whole defence has said yes to this match and it’s brilliant. And I’m very, very fortunate that the other goalkeeper is Raimond van der Gouw, probably the fittest 55-year-old man in the world!”

The Treble Reunion match will see Manchester United Legends take on FC Bayern Legends, exactly 20 years to the date that United emerged victorious at Camp Nou in 1999.The two teams will now meet once again in an anniversary match to raise funds for Manchester United Foundation.

Schmeichel continued, “When you achieve something so extraordinary, you need to celebrate it and it needs to be there for everyone to see and be inspired by. What we did back in 1999 has not been done before and not been done since.

“I’m really looking forward to being there, meeting all the fans the way I used to, and, of course, seeing everybody. That is a great occasion.”

Fans can look forward to welcoming Sir Alex Ferguson and a host of Manchester United legends back to the Theatre of Dreams, including many players who graced the Hallowed Turf in 1999 and lifted the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League trophies during that iconic season.

For tickets and more information please visit: All proceeds will go to Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester.