Sir Alex Ferguson has produced many great teams over the years. But the one that everyone remembers is the Manchester United side who swept all before them in the Treble winning year of 1999. But where are those stars now?
Peter Schmeichel: The Great Dane can usually be found these days hosting the European edition of the show ‘Dirty Jobs’. Quite different from goalkeeping but after appearing as a pundit on Match of the Day, Schmeichel looked destined for life as a TV star!
Gary Neville: The United legend is, as we know, still a part of Alex Ferguson’s side. At 35, his first-team opportunities are now limited and this could well be his last season. Who’d bet against the right-back becoming an honorary representative such is his status at Old Trafford?
Denis Irwin: Another former player to go into the media, Irwin is a regular presenter for Manchester United’s television network, MUTV. He also worked at the 2010 World Cup for RTE Sport, the Irish public service broadcaster.
Ronny Johnsen: The former Norwegian international now deals in real estate in his home-land. He can be found now and again representing United’s Masters side.
Jaap Stam: The big Dutchman did return to Old Trafford as a scout back in 2008 and has been credited for bringing the Da Silva twins to United. He is now on the coaching staff at Dutch second division side FC Zwolle.
David Beckham: I’m not really sure you need me to tell you that Becks is currently training with Tottenham, although the chances of him appearing for Spurs are looking thin. Still going strong at LA Galaxy when he’s not trying to prove his worth to England manager, Fabio Capello.
Nicky Butt: The 35-year old midfielder has recently signed for South China FC who play in the Hong Kong First Division. He signed after appearing in a guest match in which he scored and missed a penalty. Butt has been quoted as saying once his three-month contract is up, he shall be starting his coaching badges on his return to England.
Ryan Giggs: Another one still playing who seems to be defying the ageing process. At 37, Giggs is still a regular in United’s first-team and his performance against Liverpool in the FA Cup two weeks ago would suggest he doesn’t feel like giving up any time soon!
Jesper Blomqvist: The Swede has only just left his post as a player-coach at Hammarby IF. He was assistant manager but made six appearances before leaving in November of 2010 by mutual consent.
Andy Cole: The former striker is now working with ex Newcastle team-mate Lee Clark at Huddersfield Town as a forwards coach.
Dwight Yorke: The ‘smiling assassin’ has recently completed his UEFA B coaching badge and is looking to get into coaching.
Raimond Van Der Gouw: United’s stand-in keeper worked as a coach under Roy Keane at Sunderland before moving back to the Netherlands where he coaches at Vitesse.
David May: Once voted in the 50 top players to grace the Premier League, the former defender has been importing wine into the country!
Teddy Sheringham: Can now be found cleaning up in the professional poker tournaments around the world.
Phil Neville: Not only a United legend any more. Neville is Everton’s current captain and has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham despite coming to the end of his career.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: The Old Trafford legend has recently left his post as United’s reserve team manager to take over at Norwegian club Molde.
Wes Brown: Still on the books at United and could have featured a lot more had it not been for injuries and the form of others in front of him. He recently played in a reserve team semi final which United won 8-0.
Jonathan Greening: Moved from United to Middlesbrough and after a spell at West Brom, the midfielder now plays his football at Fulham.