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Peter Schmeichel has ‘no idea’ what happened after Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final as ex-goalkeeper backs hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as current boss


Peter Schmeichel has revealed he has no recollection of what happened after Manchester United’s famous Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich.

In 1999, United scored two goals in added time to win 2-1 at Camp Nou to achieve a famous hat-trick.

Schmeichel won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999

Substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored corners to record one of the most spectacular comebacks in Champions League history.

This turned out to be Schmeichel’s last in a Manchester United shirt before joining Portuguese side Sporting CP.

On his post-match memories, the former goalkeeper told talkSPORT: “Ask me what happened after that final whistle in Barcelona and I have no idea. I know this. that happened when people told me their story.

“I have seen videos, photos and heard millions of different stories about it, but I have no personal recollection of it.

Peter Schmeichel has ‘no idea’ what happened after Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final as ex-goalkeeper backs hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as current boss
Solskjaer scored the winner for Man United in this famous game
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Peter Schmeichel has ‘no idea’ what happened after Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final as ex-goalkeeper backs hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as current boss
Man United have achieved a famous hat-trick this season

“It was a pressure cooker and you open the lid and it went out. We had a really long stretch of 14 games that we played in a short period of time. It was every 3.8 days until the cup final.

“Once we got to the last game and it ended, I went completely empty.”

His former teammate Solskjaer has become Manchester United manager and has been under pressure in recent weeks.

The Norwegian is approaching three years at the helm of Old Trafford, but has yet to win a trophy.

Peter Schmeichel has ‘no idea’ what happened after Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final as ex-goalkeeper backs hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as current boss
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Despite the lack of silverware, Schmeichel believes Solskjaer is doing a good job.

He added: “I think he’s working pretty well and it’s also working really well for the club.

“I don’t think there was any question as to how many changes had to be made once he got the job, and he didn’t get the full-time job to begin with.

“This work and this work is far from over. I think he is doing very well.

“Again, when we talk about this, it’s all in the headlines. Ole out and I’m like ‘good enough, but give me another name’. Who can come in and who can change the fate of Man United in a split second like this.

Peter Schmeichel has ‘no idea’ what happened after Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final as ex-goalkeeper backs hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as current boss
Solskjaer is under some pressure at Man Utd to deliver silverware
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“I don’t see that person there. I’m very comfortable with Ole as a manager and he has Man United DNA embedded in him.

“He understands what the club is and what needs to be done. Not just today, but also five years from now.

“It’s important, the continuity of what the club is. Every time we’ve been addicted to success we’ve been there for a long time and every time we’ve walked away it’s because that understanding wasn’t there.

“I’m very, very happy with what Ole is doing and I see a progression.”

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