Teddy Sheringham comes directly from Camp Nou. Not the stadium. His house in Essex. When he built the building in 2005, it was the obvious name.
& # 39; You have to call it something and Camp Nou seemed very appropriate, & # 39; Sheringham smiles.
Twenty years after his heroism in Barcelona and the former striker of Manchester United, he is clearly happy to enjoy a bit of nostalgia.
Twenty years after Teddy Sheringham's Treble heroics, he sits down to talk to Sportsmail
The former striker scored the tying goal in the 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona
Sheringham runs away to the thousands of United fans who made the trip to Spain
The Champions League winning side of United raises the trophy on a famous evening in Barcelona
This weekend he will join his former teammates at Old Trafford to defeat Bayern Munich in a re-run of that memorable 1999 Champions League final.
Sheringham does not look like he has become a day older or has since earned a weight despite having turned 53 last month.
& # 39; I have had a bad knee and tried to figure it out before the game so that I don't embarrass myself, & # 39; he says. & # 39; My calves normally go if I do a little too much and do three tennis games. I'm falling to pieces. & # 39;
The anniversary game is a chance to relive former glory with old friends that he doesn't see as often as you might think.
Surprisingly, one of the players shaking Sheringham's hand will be Andy Cole after they ended a fight going back twenty years, he reveals here for the first time.
It was one of the most notorious fallouts in the history of the Premier League. A little less perceived when Cole made his debut in England as a substitute for Sheringham against Uruguay in 1995 and a bust-up on a goal conceded in Bolton when they were teammates three years later, meant that the couple did not exchange a word when United switched to Treble in & # 39; 99.
Sheringham will shake hands with Andy Cole who buried the hatchet on a long feud
& # 39; We never started as players … we just didn't click. But we have made peace, & # 39; says Sheringham
& # 39; I have personally despised him for 15 years, & # 39; wrote Cole in 2010.
& # 39; We never started as players & # 39 ;, Sheringham admits. & # 39; You continue with some people in the workplace, but some that you don't like and don't want to be around.
& # 39; That was the case with me and Andy. We just didn't click. But we have made our peace. & # 39;
Yet Sheringham was not sure what to expect when Cole approached him at a nightclub. Did his old teammate bury the ax or give a blow?
& # 39; I was out with my friends and he was with his wife Shirley. I saw him walking towards me and I thought to myself "wait a minute," Sheringham recalls.
& # 39; He has quite a dead end. There was no big smile. I thought, "Here goes. Maybe after all these years …" I was on my guard.
& # 39; He came to me and I could see Shirley looking at me, thinking, "Damn, what's going to happen?"
& # 39; He held out his hand and said, "Let past times pass and leave everything behind us." I said, "Wow, I didn't expect that." No problem ". I shook his hand and that was that. & # 39;
While Cole enters into a dynamic partnership with Dwight Yorke, Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sir Alex Ferguson offered a very effective plan B, which paid off spectacularly on a balmy evening in Barcelona.
Bayern's ribbons were already on the trophy and the German players thought they had won it, much to Sheringham's annoyance as he warmed up on the sidelines so desperate to get on the field that he didn't want the comeback without him started.
The former English international had to wait patiently on the couch, to his annoyance
& # 39; I think that (Mario) Basler was a corner kick and he screamed out to his fans in the corner.
& # 39; It was a good casual walk down there. "Everything is going well, we are in control".
& # 39; I was warming up right in front of them. It made me angry. Cheeky f ***. It was a little naughty that.
When Fergie told me I would continue, I thought: & I hope the score doesn't change!& # 39;
& # 39; Fergie told me halfway that if the score stayed the same, I would continue after 10-15 minutes. That is probably my lasting memory, thinking "let's hope the score doesn't change".
& # 39; It wasn't jealousy, but I wanted to be part of the winning show. I didn't want us to make a comeback and win the game without getting it. & # 39;
United & # 39; s No. 10 got his wish. He replaced Jesper Blomqvist after 67 minutes and equalized a minute in injury time, just reigning Ryan Giggs' shot at Oliver Khan & # 39; s.
Sheringham (right, red shirt), swept the ball past Oliver Kahn in injury time to make it 1-1
& # 39; Giggsy has some lightning bolts with his right foot, but he has also taken many bad photos. This happened to be a bad one.
& # 39; It stumbled toward me and I turned it off. I tried to hit it as hard as possible on the turn, but it missed my foot and put the sock around my ankle. I nearly pulled it in. & # 39;
After Sheringham and Solskjaer – an 81st minute substitute for Cole – were omitted from the basic group, they enjoyed the prospect of extra time before the Norwegian winner changed everything.
After I had scored, I and Ole were enthusiastic about extra time. 40 seconds later he won a corner …
& # 39; Me and Ole went back to the half line after I scored. "Brilliant, we still have half an hour in this incredible arena on a special evening, let's enjoy it". Forty seconds later we are on the other side and Ole wins a corner.
Seconds later, Sheringham was the first in the corner of David Beckham and turned it on
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then stuck a leg and delivered the most famous goal in the club's history
Sheringham and Solskjaer hold three fingers up on each hand to emphasize the famous Treble
& # 39; Hold on, we have the chance to win this. I like angles. I'm good at bridging people on the corners. I am fresh, I am buzzing, I can jump 10 feet long. Get that ball in the air, Becks knows where I find it.
& # 39; I got up a little too early and felt that if I had reached the goal, it would go down because I was coming down a little.
& # 39; The only thing I could do was throw it into an area and hope someone was there. That is exactly what I did and Ole took the opportunity with joy.
& # 39; I have never seen the game. I once sat on the couch watching it and that was enough! We were not the best that evening.
& # 39; How often have I watched in the last few minutes? Probably about 20. People show me every now and then, as if I haven't seen it.
& # 39; But have you experienced it again? More so. I recently did a number of Q & A & # 39; s. Twenty years is more than 7,000 days, and I think I've talked about it since those 7,000 times since that night. But I don't mind. & # 39;
Sheringham thinks he has looked around 20 times in the last few minutes
It sealed a historic Treble and was the perfect riposte for all Tottenham – and Arsenal – fans mocking Sheringham as they left North London looking for trophies to end up empty-handed after a disappointing first year at Old Trafford.
There was little sign of the success that would follow in his second season, either as he struggled with injuries to both knees. Ferguson sent him twice on vacation to Spain and Barbados, but had less understanding of an unauthorized excursion to London.
Sheringham should have been working in Manchester on his condition for the Champions League group that tied up to Barcelona, while United played in Sheffield on Wednesday, but claimed to be sick.
Ferguson usually found out and it cost the week a weekly wage and the chance to play at the Nou Camp, at least for another six months.
Was it the only time that Sheringham fell from his manager? He smiles.
Sheringham felt the wrath of the uncompromising boss Sir Alex Ferguson more than once
& # 39; Play golf with Yorkie on a Thursday afternoon. Wednesday is good, but two days earlier? It is just like going out on a Thursday evening. One of those things.
& # 39; We won the following weekend and both played well. Fergie came to us in the dressing room and asked if we had played golf on Thursday. He knew it and you know he knows it. If you had said no, it would have been a two-week wage.
& # 39; We also walked. It was not like we had golf carts. We came in shorts and had to buy long socks to play, so we looked like a bunch of idiots and then got a fine of a week. & # 39;
Ferguson & # 39; s foresight helped Sheringham through a difficult season. & # 39; I sometimes struggled injury-wise and in shape, & # 39; he remembers.
& # 39; Maybe he's happy to come to me at the end of February and say: & # 39; I know you're having a hard time and you're injured again, but don't race to come back. Make sure you are fit before the end of the season because I think it will be a big end of the season and I want you to be part of it. "It made me feel a bit relaxed. & # 39;
Yet Sheringham did not realize how unpredictable the end of the season would be when United won the Treble within 11 days.
He was surprised to start against Spurs on the last day of the Premier League season, but was only replaced halfway by Cole, who took the goal of the title fight.
Sheringham was hooked on the last day of the season to Andy Cole, who scored the winner
& # 39; At first I was like: "F *** it, I took my chance", & # 39; Sheringham says. & # 39; But we still won the game and I felt part of it. I thought maybe I would start the cup final on Saturday.
& # 39; But on Thursday I was told that I would not play. That was my comedown. Deflated. That's the end of my season then. & # 39;
Sheringham stood on the bench against Newcastle in Wembley and was called into action when Keane was injured after six minutes.
& # 39; Three players begin to prepare to continue as a sub. Fergie turns to me and says: "Ted, get ready, you go on".
& # 39; I leaned forward as if I wanted to say & # 39; but that's Keaney, I'm not a midfield player & # 39 ;. Then I thought: "what are you doing to stop him, shut up!" & # 39;
Sheringham scored United & # 39; s opening goal five minutes later and set the second for Scholes to complete the second part of the Treble.
Sheringham was called into action after six minutes of the FA Cup final and made a significant impression
He passed Steve Harper to give United the lead and was named man of the match
& # 39; Man of the match in the FA Cup final, and it was like "wow, I must now have a chance to play in the Champions League final."
& # 39; But I now know that he had his regime worked out for whom he rested, because it was a huge game. He thought he had enough to win against Newcastle because Keaney and Scholesy were out of the Champions League final.
& # 39; The deflation came again on Tuesday. I didn't play, prepare for involvement – if you get the chance.
& # 39; I think it's great that all 29 of the team have a different story to tell what happened in those eleven days. & # 39;
It was a famous season for United, who also claimed the FA Cup (photo) and Premiership
Sheringham has heard the story that Ferguson felt reassured because he had signed him so late in his career because he noticed the lack of body fat on his father Paul, an East End police officer.
It was a wise call. In his last season with Old Trafford, Sheringham was named PFA Player of the Year at the age of 35 after finishing as United's top scorer.
In West Ham, he became the oldest ever outfield player of the Premier League at 40 and 18 months later left with a spell at Colchester.
A long service life is more difficult to achieve in management. Sheringham was fired after eight months by Stevenage, a decision that led to his return to the disguised League Two club to watch the next home game.
In West Ham, he became the oldest ever outfield player of the Premier League at the age of 40
& # 39; Just to get a picture it was better without me there. If there was a freshness about them like "Thank God he's gone". & # 39;
An even more powerful move to Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League followed and was briefly. If the job was uncertain, then it was driving through India on a Harley Davidson.
& # 39; Almost all the cities we went to play, Jamshedpur or Mumbai, I would get a bike while the boys slept in the afternoon and drove around to see the city and what India was about.
& # 39; They are by no means the safest roads in the world. You could drive on the road and there could be a metal gate to stop you in a lane. No signpost at 500 meters away, you just have to turn around.
& # 39; If that were not the case, a herd of cattle could end that particular job. Are you serious? Cows are walking towards me. Health and safety are going out the window in India. & # 39;
Lifespan was more difficult in management. He was fired by Stevenage after eight months
He then went to Atletico de Kolkata, but his stay there was brief
You feel that Sheringham is in no hurry to rush back to management. He enjoys living at home with his stunning wife Kristina, 33, and their three children George, 7, Lucy, 5 and 11 month old Ruby. Teddy & # 39; s eldest son Charlie, 31, is a striker for Dartford.
& # 39; I've done it twice and I'm glad I did & # 39 ;, he says. & # 39; I'm not saying I wouldn't do it again if something incredible happened.
& # 39; Before I became a manager, I thought it was easy. Just get your team and tell them to pass it on. It is not that simple.
& # 39; Even if you don't want it, it takes over your life. You constantly think about how you want to make things right, what you will do with your squadron, agents with whom you talk. It is so time consuming. Everything else stops.
& # 39; I have another family life where I like to be around. I wasn't there as much as I wanted from my first child.
& # 39; I enjoy bringing the children to school and being close to them every day. If you are a young man, you don't see that as a murmur, but it makes sense to see the children every day. & # 39;
Talk about what duty calls. Being a father also has its demands. Sheringham has to go because he is needed back at Camp Nou, still a happy place after all these years.
You get the sense that Sheringham is not in a hurry to get back into management – he enjoys life
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