& # 39; He went ballistic to me! & # 39 ;: Danny Higginbotham reveals that Peter Schmeichel was angry with him for not sending Denis Irwin & # 39; during the Manchester United training session
- Danny Higginbotham remembers a tough meeting with Peter Schmeichel
- Schmeichel raged on him after not training whole blood in a tackle
- The never-saying spirit was the recipe for the triple success of United in 1999
- United won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League 20 years ago
Danny Higginbotham has fascinatingly revealed the time when Peter Schmeichel raged against him for not eliminating Denis Irwin during the training of Manchester United.
Higginbotham played for the first team a few times during a period of dominance for United, enabling them to achieve the historic triple victory in 1999.
And during one of his first time training with Sir Alex Ferguson & # 39; s star-studded squadron, the Englishman remembered an intimidating encounter with former goalkeeper Schmeichel during the training because he didn't get into a full-blood tackle.
Danny Higginbotham had a tough meeting with Peter Schmeichel during the training of Man United
Higginbotham played a handful of games for English giants United in the years 1997-2000
Higginbotham, speaking on a special talkSPORT documentary about United & # 39; s famous treble-winning season, explained: & # 39; I remember one of the first times I trained with the first team, it was actually Christmas, and we were training at The Cliff and it was only a day or so before a first team game and I played back left while Denis Irwin played directly for the other team.
& # 39; He runs towards me and he played a one-two and it was one of those situations where the field is quite cold and I think to myself: "I could dive here, win the ball and send a player fly into Dennis Irwin "and he is a very important player for United.
& # 39; It's not something you want to do a day for a game like a 17 year old boy. So I didn't do that. Schmeichel went to me ballistic. Oh yes – he went to me ballistic. It was a very fast learning curve to train how you play. & # 39;
Schmeichel raged against Higginbotham because he did not send Denis Irwin during the training & # 39;
The fully committed and never-saying spirit was the recipe for the success of United under Ferguson 20 years ago.
United enjoyed their most successful season ever in 1999, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League when they became the most feared team.
The Ferguson game remarkably won the Champions League against Bayern Munich, trailing 1-0 to win thanks to injury time goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United won the treble remarkably in 1999 under the direction of Sir Alex Ferguson
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