Man United 4 Sheff Wed 0
Manchester United 4 Sheffield Wednesday 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, August 11, 1999. After a 1-1 away draw to Everton on the opening weekend of the 1999-2000 campaign, Manchester United beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 in their first home game of the season through goals by Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Manchester United players were applauded by the home supporters ahead of their first fixture at Old Trafford since completing The Treble at Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona. Sir Alex Ferguson´s men started on the front foot and the hosts rushed into an early lead when Paul Scholes converted a fine cross ball from Ryan Giggs in the ninth minute of the encounter. Manchester United kept on attacking and The Reds doubled their advantage thanks to Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke who headed home another good cross from Giggs with ten minutes remaining of the first frame. Following the half-time break, Andy Cole netted a third goal for Manchester United in the 54th minute before Nou Camp hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer registered a fourth for the rampant home outfit six minutes from time. Manchester United Team: Mark Bosnich, Henning Berg, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin, Phil Neville, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke. Substitutes: Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Butt, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, John Curtis, Raimond van der Gouw. Sheffield Wednesday Team: Pavel Srnicek, Peter Atherton, Andy Hinchcliffe, Jon Newsome, Emerson Thome, Des Walker, Niclas Alexandersson, Petter Rudi, Danny Sonner, Gilles De Bilde, Gerald Sibon. Substitutes: Benito Carbone, Lee Briscoe, Richard Cresswell, Steve Haslam, Kevin Pressman.
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Manchester United outclassed Sheffield Wednesday to the tune of a 6-1 score at Old Trafford in the Premier League on the 1st of November 1997 thanks to a double each by Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and a single from Andy Cole plus an own goal by Hillsborough midfielder Mark Pembridge.