Dwight Yorke. Photo by Sampson Collins Dwight Yorke. Photo by Sampson Collins/Amazon

In 1999, Manchester United put together a historic season, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League to complete their treble.

On May 17, the 25th anniversary of the accomplishment, Prime Video will premiere “99,” a three-part docuseries about that fateful season, featuring interviews with players, coaches, and others involved in how it happened.

From Amazon:

Despite dominating domestic football during the 90s, manager Alex Ferguson was yet to restore Manchester United’s European glory when in 1999, it arrived in an unprecedented fashion. In just ten days, Ferguson’s team of home-grown talent and international stars won three trophies, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League; achieving the first ‘treble’ in English football history. This destiny hung in the balance until the final moments of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, when Manchester United capped off their incredible season, scoring two goals in stoppage time. 25 years later, filmmaker Sampson Collins, with access to the team and new revelations and footage from inside the dressing room, explores the excitement, unparalleled determination, and miraculous twists of fate leading up to the remarkable achievement.

Prime released a trailer earlier this week that teases interviews with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and assistant Steve McClaren, as well as former players such as David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Peter Schmeichel, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Butt, Andy Cole, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The treble season was touched on as part of Netflix’s recent “Beckham” docuseries as well.


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