Reliving that historic season 20 years ago became a bit of a repetition for a few of them at Manchester United.
Paul Scholes still has an indifferent relationship with the approach. David Beckham's right foot still gives the most excitement in Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still takes goals from the bench.
Sunday afternoon served as a light relief in United, a star-studded Bayern Munich defeated 5-0 on a joyful occasion to celebrate the 1999 Treble and, crucially, raise funds for the United foundation.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed that he still had a pointed instinct by appearing in the right place to drag the opening goal home
The manager of Manchester United was harassed by his teammates after hitting the back of the Bayern Munich net
Solskjaer waved to the masses in a bustling Old Trafford, while thousands showed the charity competition
Dwight Yorke doubled the lead for the Red Devils with a well placed volley in the roof of the goal
The former striker sent the attempt off with a first hit and showed that he still has a clinical benefit for the goal
Yorke smiled broadly when fellow legend Gary Neville came to him to congratulate him on the effort
Nicky Butt got involved in scoring the goals and selected the bottom corner to make it 3-0
The former star, and now United youth coach, raised his arms to celebrate and apparently enjoyed playing down a goal
There were flashes of class from the majority there, striking Beckham, and some roar when Solskjaer opened the score after just four minutes. He got up from the bench after just 58 seconds to replace Andy Cole and tapped into Jesper Blomqvist's center shortly thereafter.
The lack of fear within this stadium made a pleasant change, with more than 60,000 attendees just enjoying their day watching the old boys; occasionally laugh at a thump.
They saw Nicky Butt patrolling the center of the porthole, Gary Neville shows up in the opponent's box when he least expects it, and Jaap Stam hits in attackers. Only Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane were absent.
Sir Alex Ferguson continued to grin from the dugout, now occupied by the scorer of Sunday's first goal. The 77-year-old looked healthy and beamed as he led the Legends out of the tunnel and waved to the crowd.
The moment many fans had been waiting for happened late, as David Beckham scored United & # 39; s final goal for 5-0
The ancient Trafford legend wound back the years and celebrated wildly after scoring on his old pounding ground
Beckham was one of the most famous names and got involved early in the action with a series of great flicks
The 44-year-old looked like he had never been away and was busy crossing the balls with his distinctive precision
The familiar Beckham silhouette was seen as the former United and Real Madrid man bracing himself to take a free kick
Beckham took the field in a few throwback Adidas Predators, with the names of his children individually
& # 39; My thoughts turned to the players when I heard about the game & # 39 ;, said the former boss. & # 39; What do they look like now? Will they have gray hair? Will they have gained weight? Will they still be able to kick a ball? We will find out soon! & # 39;
Ferguson might have been pleasantly surprised, although he and assistant Steve McClaren were in charge when Neville cut wide as he went through.
Teddy Sheringham, now 53, seems to have exactly the same physique as when he recorded that equalizer in the Nou Camp. Dennis Irwin did his job with minimal fuss.
The touch and match play of Dwight Yorke remained tight and came out with a good result. His goal, United & # 39; s second arrival in the 30th minute, was skillfully taken. Blomqvist again found his intended target, flipped from the left and Yorke turned to help past Hans-Jorg Butt on the volley.
Butt scored a well-deserved third late time when he broke from midfield to put Louis Saha & # 39; s behind. Saha, who came to work at United from Fulham in 2004, added a fourth himself, putting away Jonathan Greening's cross.
Paul Scholes came close to hitting the back of the net after a hitch over goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt
Teddy Sheringham was in the right area in the box to get a header on goal, but it was saved by the goalkeeper
Legendary stop Peter Schmeichel took United among the sticks, sporting the brand new house shirt for next season
Honored former manager Sir Alex Ferguson went to the dug-out after agreed to return as boss for the competition
The legendary Scotch looked at health and smiled and waved at supporters screaming for his attention
The sound became louder as the afternoon progressed, especially when Scholes invaded Martin Demichelis, the robust challenge of making smaller handbags. Some things never change.
Beckham stole the show. There will not be many players before or after who attach themselves to a buzz of the crowd.
His delivery has hardly changed, still devils and with that whip, using full backs as a guide. One cross that ended with a Sheringham header that was well stored was sublime, accurate, and it looked like you were being transported a generation back. Another crossfield ball, after Karel Poborsky, took his breath away.
It felt appropriate that Beckham, who played the full 90 minutes, was the one who raced past the back line of Bayern to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and beat a fifth for the Stretford End just before full-time.
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