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Amazon drops trailer for Manchester United 1999 Treble doc

Perhaps inspired by the success of Netflix’s recent Manchester City 2023 Treble docuseries Together: Treble Winners, Amazon Prime is digging into the history books for 99, a new three-parter celebrating Manchester United’s 1999 Treble, with the first trailer released today.

The show will stream globally next month on Amazon, reminding us all of how Manchester United made football history by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League, all while their city rivals in blue were busy at Wembley lifting the third tier play-off trophy.

The documentary promises untold stories from inside the team, revealing the dressing room conflicts, personal struggles and miraculous moments behind the legendary season, which culminated in the most unbelievable comeback victory in football.

Despite dominating domestic football during the 90s, manager Alex Ferguson was yet to restore Manchester United’s European glory when in 1999, it arrived in an unprecedented fashion. In just ten days, Ferguson’s team of home-grown talent and international stars won three trophies, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, achieving the first treble in English football history.

Their destiny hung in the balance until the final moments of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, when United capped off their incredible season, scoring two goals in stoppage time. 25 years later, filmmaker Sampson Collins, with access to the team and new revelations and footage from inside the dressing room, explores the excitement, determination, and miraculous twists of fate leading up to the remarkable achievement.

99 is produced by John Battsek’s Ventureland, in association with David Beckham’s Studio 99 and Gary Neville co-founded Buzz16. 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 season of football.”

The series joins Prime Video’s burgeoning collection of exclusive sports documentaries and docuseries including: Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything, We Are Newcastle United, That Peter Crouch Film, Rooney, Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, and more.

Amazon also features a wide selection of live sport on Prime Video globally, including Premier League football in the UK, UEFA Champions League football in Germany and Italy, as well as the UK from August 2024, Wimbledon in Germany and Austria, Ligue 1 football and Roland-Garros tennis in France, New Zealand Cricket in India, NFL Thursday Night Football in the United States and more.

Prime members will be able to watch 99 anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app or website from May 17. Members can also download the film on mobile devices and tablets to watch offline at no extra cost. Prime Video is available in the UK and Ireland along with Prime membership for £8.99 a month or £95 per year. New customers can currently subscribe to a free 30-day trial.

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