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EYEWITNESS: When Fergie brought giants and Red Devils to Pittodrie to honour Teddy Scott

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

EYEWITNESS: When Fergie brought giants and Red Devils to Pittodrie to honour Teddy Scott

It was the night that Red Devils and giant behemoths joined forces at Pittodrie in honour of an Aberdeen legend.
But when Alex Ferguson brought David Beckham and Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the Granite City in 1999, it wasn't the usual testimonial fluff, but a rich homage to Dons legend Teddy Scott, who had been in with the bricks at Pittodrie for the previous 45 years.
First trophy
In bare statistical terms, Paul Hegarty ended up collecting his first and only piece of silverware after just six matches in charge of Aberdeen when they defeated Manchester United 7-6 on penalties to lift the Teddy Scott Memorial Trophy.
Mr Scott meets Manchester United stars Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, David Beckham and Ronny Johnsen before his 1999 testimonial.
But, more importantly, the occasion gave Fergie and his band of superstars the opportunity to regale the sell-out crowd with the sort of pyrotechnics which brought the supporters to their feet as the...

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