When Manchester United won the famous treble (Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League) in 1999 under the able guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, one man was in instrumental to that success, and he goes by the name of Dwight Yorke.
Yorke formed a formidable partnesrhip with Andy Cole, helped United win the treble 17 years ago. The man from Trinidad and Tobago was also the top scorer in the Premier League that season, with 18 goals, while notching a number of important goals in the Champions League as well.
He also was instrumental in front of goal when Manchester United won the Premiers League in the 1999-2000 season, netting 22 times in all competitions.
Yorke was in Bengaluru as a part of the 'I Love United India' campaign along with another legend from the club Quinton Fortune at the weekend. The foremost on his mind, still, was that incredible 1998-99 season.
"It's amazing [winning the treble in 1999]. Obviously going to join a club like Manchester United, a club with great history and tradition, expected to win some kind of trophies during my time," Yorke told IBTimes India.
"What I didn't expect is to win three trophies in my first year. The experience was incredible. Playing with great players was sensational and amazing. Having to play for the best manager in the history of the club, probably in the world at that time was simply unbelievable.
"To have one of the most historical moment in the club's history, to be a part of that, I am very pleased with it."
Yorke interacted with fans at the event in Bengaluru and shared his memories about playing under Ferguson at Old Trafford.
"Playing under Sir Alex was outstanding. We used to get that positive vibe whenever he was around and gave us those team talks. He always used to pump the players up in the dressing room," Yorke said.