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How Man Utd celebrated winning the Champions League in the dressing room in 1999

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If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is remembered for anything in football it will be the night of May 26, 1999, at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.

Manchester United's chances of the treble looked to have fallen at the final hurdle as the Red Devils laboured into stoppage time 1-0 down, virtue of Mario Balser's deflected free-kick. And from the moment David Beckham lined up for a 91st minute corner, the rest was history.

Teddy Sheringham levelled the scores from Ryan Giggs' scuffed attempt as United - notorious for late goals - didn't settle for extra time with Solskjaer prodding home the winner at the death.

It's an achievement that will live long in the memory of any supporter and endures as one of the most dramatic moments in the recent history of the sport.

Sir Alex Ferguson would only go onto capture the title on one more occasion in 2008 yet, in the former completing the treble, it's that evening in Catalunya that endures as the crowning moment.

Excitingly for supporters, footage from the dressing room after that famous win have resurfaced on Twitter and it's a brilliant watch.

Considering the unbridled release of joy straight after Solskjaer's strike and the collection of the trophy itself, the team atmosphere cuts a happy sense of calm by the time they return inside.

The video starts with Ferguson embracing Sir Bobby Charlton - a poignant moment indeed.

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Charlton had helped to seal United's first ever European trophy in 1968 with a brace against Benfica at Wembley. Therefore, it's fitting that Charlton was in the presence of the next XI to bag the accolade straight after the win.

The atmosphere eventually picks up as more members of the squad filter in with Roy Keane spraying champagne, Dwight Yorke showing his dance moves and Beckham posing for photos.

Check out the full footage below:

What a team. 

United would go onto win eight more league titles under Ferguson and a collection of domestic cups to boot, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney adorning the team but nothing comes close to '99.

Jose Mourinho will never reach such dizzying heights but the Special One looks set to launch the club's first realistic title charge since Ferguson's retirement.

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Footage from the Europa League winning dressing room would be a cracking watch, too; it's just not quite same as those glory days.

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