Fergie’s 1999 mastermind voted the best sporting decision in history

by Sam Peoples

Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to bring on Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final has been voted the best sporting decision in history in a public poll.

Fergie’s decision was voted ahead of Barcelona’s choice to pay for an 11-year-old Lionel Messi’s medical treatment that helped him become the play he is today.

Given that within a ten day period United had to beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the league, had an FA Cup final against Newcastle United and a Champions League final against Bayern Munich, it was a testament to Fergie’s ability to make the right decisions at the biggest moments.

It is a moment that will live on forever in the hearts of any United fan and goosebumps are still guaranteed even when you watch the replay of Solskajer’s winner now.

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