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Paul Scholes reveals he was embarrassed to lift 1999 Champions League trophy

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Paul Scholes celebrated the 1999 Champions League despite missing out through suspension
Paul Scholes celebrated the 1999 Champions League despite missing out through suspension / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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Paul Scholes has revealed he was embarrassed for celebrating Manchester United's1999 Champions League win after being suspended for the final at Camp Nou.

Stoppage time goals from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham helped complete an unforgettable treble for Sir Alex Ferguson's side. Scholes missed the final after being booked for a challenge on Juventus midfielder, Didier Deschamps in the semi-finals.

Roy Keane was also suspended for the game and joined Scholes for the post-match celebrations wearing their club suits.

"You don't feel part of it one bit," Scholes said, as part of BT Sport's latest 'What I Wore' series.

"Some people say that's strange because you played a part of the 15-16 games to get to where you are, but you're in the stands and have no control over the game. There is nothing you can do influence that game of football. We went on the pitch at the end but you're embarrassed. It's embarrassing, honestly."

"It's football," he added. "Roy [Keane] was a big loss, but it's football. It wasn't a bad tackle and I can hear Deschamps screaming now trying to get me booked! They were clever but it was my own fault.

"You know straight away and you're sad, you're upset, of course you are, not to be part of the selection for the biggest game of our lives but you get on with it."

The second Champions League medal Scholes won, he was a part of the side that beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 final.

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