Anniversary match set to lure ex-Man United boss Alex Ferguson out of retirement


Manchester United seem to be back on the straight and narrow with interim-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earning victories in his first five games as boss.

The Red Devils are still sixth in the table but are just three points behind Arsenal in fifth and six behind Chelsea in fourth - the latter being United's end of season target.

Solskjaer's first test will be against Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur on January 13 followed by a Champions League two-leg clash against French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

The Norwegian has rather fond memories of the European competition with one moment in particular standing out.

The baby-faced assassin famously scored a last-minute winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 final securing a 2-1 victory for Alex Ferguson's side.

This goal alone has made sure that Solskjaer's legacy at United has been enshrined, making his recent appointment all the more popular.

And now that we have entered the year of 2019, it makes it 20 years since that famous night in Barcelona.

Seems an opportune time for a reunion right?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring the second goal for Manchester United

Well, according to the Sun, the Manchester side is trying to do just that.

The likes of David Beckham, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Solskjaer himself have been tipped to play as well as a plethora of the Bayern Munich outfit of that year.

Most notably, Sir Alex Ferguson has said that depending on health, he would be more than happy to lead his old side out one more time.

Alex Ferguson with the European Cup

The Scot suffered a brain haemorrhage last May but since his full recovery in September has been a regular fixture at Old Trafford.

The 77-year-old managed to win two Champions League trophies as manager of United, one in 1999 and the other nine years later in 2008.

So do not be surprised if Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo return to sport their grey hairs and commemorate the victory in 2028.

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