Manchester United won the Champions League 20 years ago today, topping off 10 days of madness which saw us become the first team in the big five European leagues to win the Treble.
Andy Cole, who played a key role to success that season, scoring 24 goals in 50 games, including the winner against Tottenham in the final day of the season to claim the league title, has reflected on the European Cup win in an interview with the Telegraph.
It was no ordinary dressing room. It was a freakish dressing room. I’ve never come across so many people with the same desire. When you talk about a band of brothers, that was a band of brothers.
Of course, not everyone’s going to get on but when you crossed that white line it didn’t matter. For those 90 minutes it didn’t matter what else was going on, we’d do anything to win.
What topped it off for me was getting back here, getting on the bus and seeing Manchester. I’ve seen nothing like that in my life. Nothing. Manchester has been my home for the past 25 years and that day will always stick with me. Yorkie was saying: ‘Come on Coley, come to the front of the bus.’ I think it’s the only time you’ve seen me emotional in a picture. I always knew what Manchester United was about. But, that day, you knew what Manchester United was about.