It is 20 years since Manchester United sealed their historic treble. The Champions League was won thanks to a last-minute-goal from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, converting a flick on from Teddy Sheringham at the death against Bayern Munich to seal a 2-1 win.
With the season over, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were asked to try and re-create one of the most essential goals in Manchester United’s history.
Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford attempt to recreate one of the most iconic goals in Man Utd history ?⚫️ pic.twitter.com/OMUnxxBOEQ
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Two of the attempts see Rashford making no contact with the ball – something which sums up his end to the season.
The 21-year-old started brilliantly under Solskjaer and scored the crucial winning penalty against PSG in the Champions League, but once Solskjaer was appointed permanently Rashford scored just once in nine appearances.
Lingard, 26, also had an abysmal season and, though he made several Instagram posts throughout the season apologising for performances, he and the rest of the Manchester United squad did not improve.
United’s shambles of a season culminated in losing at home to relegated Cardiff City. Drawing to Huddersfield Town, the fourth worst team in Premier League History, was another damning result.
For United fans, the glory days of the treble winning season must feel even longer than 20 years ago.