Roy Keane: Man Utd lucky to have unselfish strikers back in 99.

Man Utd were lucky to have striking quartet Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke, says former club captain.


Former Ireland skipper Roy Keane says Manchester United were ‘really lucky‘ with the four strikers they had while he was playing for the 20-time champions.


The Red Devils great hailed Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke for how unselfish they were back in 1999 when United won the treble under Sir Alex Ferguson.


Reflecting on United's treble success in the 1998-99 season and the three consecutive Premier League trophies they lifted at the time, Keane had nothing but praise for the club's strikeforce, adding ‘when they got the opportunity they went out and did the business’.


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"We were really lucky with the four strikers we had at that time, Yorkie, Coley, Ole and Teddy - brilliant players," Keane said to Sky Sports.


"I always try make the point to remind people they were very good lads in the dressing room. People talk about strikers being selfish, they have to be, but I found all of these lads to be decent lads.


"They looked at the bigger picture, they had to bide their time as the manager rotated the squad.



"We were one of the first to rotate the squad throughout the competitions. The players made it work, they were professionals and when they got the opportunity they went out and did the business."


When the Nottingham Forest legend was asked who the best combination was, he replied: "I don't like these conversations, I really don't, it's really unfair."


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