We all remember the famous Manchester United 1999 generation. Back then, Sir Alex Ferguson led the Red Devils to the unforgettable Treble, producing one of the greatest ever achievements in the history of English sports, going against all football predictions at the time. In this article, we will tell you what happened to most members of that team after this year.
David Beckham had one of the greatest football players’ careers, which every boy could only dream for. He is currently developing his own club in the USA MLS league called Inter Miami. After a great career start in England and leaving United, he played for Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, and LA Galaxy, making a spectacular career.
Ryan Giggs ended his career in United with 963 matches and 168 goals. He would stay in the team and be a caretaker manager in 2014 until Louis Van Gaal arrived. Right now, he is the manager of the Welsh national team and has a hotel near Old Trafford with Garry Neville. The older of the Neville brothers is working as an expert on Sky Sports. He was an indispensable part of United's team for almost two decades, and one of the icons of the organization.
The Treble was the crown of Peter Schmeichel's career, with the temperament Dane becoming one of the immortals in United's history. Interestingly fact, Peter Schmeichel ended his career as a part of Man United's most severe competitor – Manchester City. He is also active on television and had numerous shows with him in the leading role.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the hero of the Champions League final along with Teddy Sheringham, ended his career in Manchester United, the team that gave everything to him. Now Solskjaer became the manager of the Red Devils and is currently under heavy pressure in Manchester. He struggles to make a breakthrough and lead the team where it was when he used to play.
Roy Keane was the captain of this generation and the leader on the field. The Irishman appeared in 55 of 64 games, and we might say that likewise Schmeichel, he too reached the highlight of his career in 1999. Roy ended his career with Celtic and now he is managing Nottingham Forrest.
Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt were an indispensable duo in the midfield and the driving force of Sir Alex Ferguson's crew. The last one is the head of United's first-team development department, and for now, he's been doing a solid job. Scholes is working as a TV analyst, often giving interesting and accurate football betting tips, and was shortly a manager at Oldham Athletic.
Jaap Stam, who was the most expensive defender once came to United, became one of the best sweepers in the world. Two years later, the Dutchman was sold to Lazio, which was one of the rare mistakes Ferguson made, and he even admitted that in his autobiography. He was in charge of Reading for two seasons before leaving the Royals in 2016.
Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke are arguably the most attractive striker-duo to ever play in Manchester. Cole had some health issues and barely saved his life following a virus infection he had. He also had a kidney transplant but is now feeling ok. Yorke played in several other clubs but never reached the level of United. Recently, he was close to bankruptcy but managed to avoid it.
Denis Irwin was one of those quiet guys who did his part of the job, without a single mistake, but far away from the spotlight. During his tenure at Old Trafford, he won 19 trophies. Irwin is part of Man UTD TV and also appears as an analyst at various television stations.
In the end, we need to mention Sir Alex Ferguson, the creator of this massive success. The Old Scotsman left United in 2013, and ever since, the club can't get back to its old position. Ferguson won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football. He lives quietly, and from time to time, educates younger generations at Harvard University.