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99, the definitive story of Manchester United’s iconic trio

will be released on May 17th on Prime Video worldwide

The official trailer reveals behind the scenes of a remarkable season that was on hold until the last minute.

A time of conflict, drama and miracles told by those who were there, including Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Andy Cole, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke and many others.

Prime Video today reveals the trailer and premiere date for 99, a new three-episode documentary series that celebrates the year in which Manchester United won the triplet, and which will premiere next month on Prime Video worldwide. The official trailer was revealed today and gives a first look at the documentary series, which tells the remarkable story of how, in 1999, Manchester United made football history by winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

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The documentary follows their astonishing journey to greatness with never-before-seen stories from the team’s locker room, revealing the conflicts, personal struggles and miraculous moments behind the legendary season, which culminated in football’s most unbelievable comeback victory.

Despite having dominated national football during the 90s, coach Alex Ferguson had still not managed to regain Manchester United’s European glory when, in 1999, it arrived in an unprecedented way. In just ten days, Ferguson’s team, made up of local talents and international stars, won three trophies: the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, achieving the first “triple” in the history of English football. The treble’s victory was on hold until the final moments of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final when Manchester United ended their incredible season by scoring two goals in stoppage time. 25 years later, director Sampson Collins, with access to the team, new revelations and images from inside the resort, explores the emotion, unparalleled determination and miraculous twists of fate that led to this remarkable feat.

99 is produced by Studio99 and Buzz16, in association with John Battsek’s Ventureland. Director Sampson Collins‘ three-part documentary series, with contributions from Sir Alex Ferguson and the 1998/99 Manchester United players and coaches, will leave viewers in awe of a legendary era of football.

About 99:

1999 was a year of unprecedented success for England’s biggest and most powerful football club, Manchester United. Despite having dominated national football during the 90s, coach Alex Ferguson had still not managed to regain Manchester United’s European glory when, in 1999, it arrived in an unprecedented way. In just ten days, Ferguson’s team, made up of local talents and international stars, won three trophies: the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, achieving the first “triple” in the history of English football. The treble’s victory was on hold until the final moments of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final when Manchester United ended their incredible season by scoring two goals in stoppage time. 25 years later, director Sampson Collins, with access to the team, new revelations and images from inside the resort, explores the emotion, unparalleled determination and miraculous twists of fate that led to this remarkable feat.

After winning the treble in 99, Manchester United was elevated to new heights. The club has become a global brand with one of the largest fan bases in the world; Alex Ferguson became “Sir” Alex Ferguson and cemented his place as one of the greatest managers of all time; David Beckham’s superstar football and celebrity status have soared. In the 1998/99 season, however, these scenarios were nothing more than a hypothesis. United had been surprised by a new force in the Premiership, Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal, who, as defending champions, were looking to create a new era in English football. At the start of the season, a summer scandal engulfed the young Beckham, whose red card at the World Cup only brought more unwanted media attention to Ferguson’s side. At the same time, United appeared to lack the quality needed to win in Europe following the departure of French superstar Eric Cantona. The year 1999 was therefore a fascinating story for Collins, who interviewed the team as he sought answers to how it all happened.

The three episodes of the series are divided between the three trophies but go back in time to present the powerful character arcs of players like Andy Cole and to showcase United’s characteristic spirit, which dates back to the era of iconic coach Sir Matt Busby and which, in the late 90s, was epitomized by Ferguson’s homegrown talent, known as the Class of ’92. Director Sampson Collins’ access to the team allowed him to discover the players’ psychological intensity, their commitment to never letting go, no matter what happens, and his willingness to risk everything to make history. It’s the stories the players share with Collins that give the series more depth than a simple retrospective documentary about a good football team. Interweaving their personal stories with the journey of the time, Collins shows how his mindset led them to overcome difficult situations to achieve the miraculous victories witnessed throughout the series that make 99 so dramatic.

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