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Watch: Awkward moment steward doesn't recognise Man Utd treble winner

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Manchester United can call upon a lot of iconic moments in their history. However, few rank above their dramatic 1999 Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich - especially amongst the current generation of fans.

Alongside the all-important late goals from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham, one of the most memorable images of that night is the sight of David May - a little-used squad player that season - front and centre of the team's celebrations.

However, despite his best efforts all those years ago, it looks like the United treble-winner has trouble getting recognised around Old Trafford these days. That's after footage taken from the stands during last night's game against Manchester City has gone viral.

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The video, brought to our attention by 101 Great Goals, is filmed by one United fan who notices May is having more than a little trouble getting past security to access the Old Trafford pitch.

Even after clearly showing his pass, the steward doesn't seem convinced at all. As the fan filming the video notes on the footage below, it is all "a bit embarrassing" for a man who spent almost a decade at United between 1994-2003.

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Now, obviously, May doesn't quite rank alongside some of the legends of the treble-winning side such as David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs or Dwight Yorke, to name but a few. 

Nevertheless, considering he is still employed by United - as a presenter on MUTV - and is, therefore, regularly in and around the ground, you'd think he would be a recognisable face at Old Trafford.

David May

To be fair to the steward, he is just doing his job and making sure that nobody without the correct paperwork gets access to a restricted area.

And at least May doesn't seem to throw any sort of diva tantrum as he waits patiently to be given the green light.

Maybe, though, he needs to start walking around with his medals around his neck if he wants to get from A to B a little faster next time.

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