Man Utd icon Sir Alex Ferguson measures Nou Camp pitch – 20 years on from historic Treble

0
145


MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson took his time measuring the Nou Camp pitch – 20 years on from his historic night at the same ground.

In 1999, United clinched a famous treble with a phenomenal comeback win over Bayern Munich to lift the Champions League trophy.

Ferguson paced across the Nou Camp turf checking if it was wider than normal
Ferguson paced across the Nou Camp turf checking if it was wider than normal
Reuters
Ferguson caught up with old pal and current boss Solskjaer before the game
Ferguson caught up with old pal and current boss Solskjaer before the game
Getty

That night, Teddy Sheringham and current Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored to secure the incredible victory.

And this evening, Fergie, 77, was back at the scene of arguably his greatest achievement in football for his old team’s crunch Champions League tie.

Man Utd travelled to Spain trailing 1-0 in their quarter-final tie after their home defeat – with Ferguson desperate for another miracle.

United managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16.

WIDE HE DO THAT?

But Fergie is adamant there’s been a touch of gamesmanship in Barcelona ahead of the game – with club officials WIDENING the pitch.

The Scottish icon frantically paced across the famous Nou Camp surface in a bid to work out the width.

BT Sport host Des Kelly claimed Ferguson told him he thought it looked wider and was adamant there was foul play involved.

It could be Fergie believes Barcelona added width to the pitch in a bid to take advantage of United’s fragile full-backs.


Ferguson was also spotted catching up with a host of United officials, including Solskjaer, ahead of the all-important tie.

The Old Trafford idol also caught up with a couple of his old Class of 92 pals, including Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

Fergie was also seen chatting away with United vice-chairman David Gill ahead of the all-important kick-off at the Nou Camp.

Ferguson chatted with Gary Neville on the Nou Camp surface
Ferguson chatted with Gary Neville on the Nou Camp surface
Getty
Ryan Giggs caught up with former boss Fergie ahead of kick-off
Ryan Giggs caught up with former boss Fergie ahead of kick-off
Getty

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here