Roy Keane and Paul Scholes were absolutely plastered when Manchester United won the Champions League in 1999, according to Gary Neville.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Camp Nou, courtesy of late goals scored by Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that famously turned the game on its head in the dying minutes.
As Keane and Scholes were suspended for the final, they spent the evening in the stands before joining their teammates on the pitch for the celebrations.
But Neville, who played the entire 90 minutes, has revealed that both midfielders had been drinking all day and were "bladdered" by the time the trophy was presented.
"I remember Scholesy and Keaney coming through with their suits on absolutely bladdered, been drinking all day. They had to, didn’t they?!" he told SPORTBible.
"And then the next thing I remember is walking around the port in Barcelona on my own with champagne at seven o’clock in the morning thinking ‘I ain’t going to bed'.
"I think it’s the only time in my life I’ve never gone to bed. And I couldn’t go to bed. There’s nothing going to get me to sleep. We were on such an adrenaline rush and it hit me about nine o’clock the next night. And literally I was gone."
Neville added that he was nearly in tears when Solskjaer scored United's second of the night, with just seconds remaining.
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"Literally, I think I nearly actually went into tears. I was emotional, I was screaming. And, to be fair, even now I feel quite emotional about it because I thought ‘oh my god, what have you lot just done?!’
"My first words to Ole were ‘you have no idea what you’ve just done, you’ve just created history in that moment’.
"It was mind-blowing."
The win secured for United an historic treble, claiming the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League all within 10 days of one another.
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