When Man Utd won the Champions League, “bladdered” Roy Keane and Paul Scholes drank nonstop.
Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, according to Gary Neville, had been drinking for hours on the day of the 1999 Champions League final and were hammered by the time the trophy was presented.
According to Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes were absolutely plastered when Manchester United won the Champions League in 1999.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 2-1 at the Camp Nou thanks to late goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who famously turned the game on its head in the final minutes.
Due to their suspensions for the final, Keane and Scholes spent the evening in the stands before joining their teammates on the field for the celebrations.
Both midfielders had been drinking all day and were “bladdered” by the time the trophy was presented, according to Neville, who played the entire 90 minutes.
“I recall Scholesy and Keaney coming in with their suits on, completely bladdered from all the drinking they had done all day.”
He told SPORTBible, “They had to, didn’t they?”
“And then the next thing I remember is walking around the port of Barcelona on my own at seven o’clock in the morning with champagne, thinking to myself, ‘I ain’t going to bed.'”
“I believe this is the first and only time in my life that I haven’t gone to bed.”
And I couldn’t sleep.
Nothing is going to put me to sleep.
We were on such a high that it hit me around 9 p.m. the next night.
And then I was literally gone.”
When Solskjaer scored United’s second goal of the night with just seconds remaining, Neville said he was nearly in tears.
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“I’m pretty sure I was on the verge of crying.”
I was crying and screamed because I was upset.
To be honest, I’m still emotional about it because I was thinking, “Oh my God, what have you guys done?!?”
“My first words to Ole were, ‘You have no idea what you’ve just done; you’ve just made history in that moment.’
“It was awe-inspiring,” says the speaker.
United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League all within 10 days of each other, completing an unprecedented treble.