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Phil Neville claims Peter Schmeichel saved his Manchester United career

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first_imgGiggs sent United to the final with one of the great FA Cup goals (Picture: Getty)However, Schmeichel leapt to his left to save Bergkamp’s spot-kick and Giggs’ solo wondergoal sealed United’s place in the final where Sir Alex Ferguson’s men would go on to beat Newcastle before winning the treble.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTReflecting on United’s now iconic semi-final win over Arsenal, Neville told beIN SPORTS: ‘It was the greatest game I’ve ever played in, 100 per cent. You ask any player on that pitch, Arsenal or Manchester United, it was the best game ever. ‘I was absolutely shattered, dead on my feet, I made a stupid tackle and at that moment I thought my Manchester United career was over. I did, I thought it was over. ‘I thought “you don’t come back” from this, this is big moment in your life, a big moment in your career: they score, they win, they go on and win the double. ‘And then Peter saves it and the rest is history. I joke with Peter all the time that he can have anything in the world off me, he can take my house, my car, anything! He saved my Manchester United career in that split second.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsNeville says his abiding memory of Giggs’ goal was the ‘smell’ of Manchester United fans celebrating with players after the Welshman’s strike.‘I was left-back and he [Giggs] was left wing and Ryan had just come on for Jesper Blomqvist and I set off and tried to overlap him but because he was fresh he was getting away from me and then he goes past one person, then he went past [Martin] Keown and then he went past [Lee] Dixon and then you think “wow, what’s happening!”‘ Neville added.‘Then you see [Paul] Scholes in the middle who literally had an open net if he crossed it and he fired it above [David] Seaman.Is United’s treble side the best team in English football history?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results‘The only thing I remember was him charging towards me and he would never take his shirt off – Giggsy had probably the most sensible or boring celebrations ever – he took his shirt off, he was coming towards me and the fans came and jumped on us and all I could smell was the smell of the fans, Giggsy and his hairy chest in my face. ‘That game was the greatest and it was probably fitting that the greatest goal ever scored in the FA Cup was scored on that night.’AdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Manchester United failed with move to sign Jack Grealish in 2012, says Alex McLeishMORE: Teddy Sheringham reveals what Sir Alex Ferguson told him before equaliser for Manchester United in Champions League final Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 May 2020 12:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Phil Neville reckons Peter Schmeichel saved his Manchester United career (Picture: Getty)Phil Neville believes Peter Schmeichel ‘saved’ his Manchester United career when he denied Dennis Bergkamp’s penalty in the side’s classic FA Cup victory over Arsenal back in 1999. The semi-final went to a replay after a goalless draw three days earlier and it turned out to be one of the greatest matches in the history of the competition, with drama from start to finish at Villa Park. David Beckham opened the scoring with a sublime long-range strike in the 17th minute but Roy Keane’s sending off and Neville’s clumsy foul on Ray Parlour inside the box looked to give Arsenal the advantage as the clock wound down. Advertisement Phil Neville claims Peter Schmeichel saved his Manchester United career Advertisementlast_img read more

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