Sir Alex Fergusons Manchester United was by far the most dominant of the Premier League era and 20 years ago they achieved one of their best title wins.
Fergie won the league an incredible 13 times before retiring in 2013 but the 1999/2000 campaign brought him an immense amount of satisfaction.
Manchester United won the Premier League in the 1999-2000 season
On April 22, 2000, the Red Devils clinched the Premier League and went on to win it by a record margin, a milestone later broken by Man City in the 2017/18 season.
The pressure was on United following their remarkable 1998/99 season where they won the treble.
Plenty of teams struggle to come back strongly the following year but not Fergusons side.
The first challenge that had to be overcome was the goalkeeping situation following Peter Schmeichels decision to leave following a gruelling 60-game season.
Alex Ferguson’s side won the Premier League in the 1999-2000 season
Mark Bosnich was signed on a free transfer and Massimo Taibi was added in a £4.5million deal from Venezia.
The rest of the squad was largely the same with none of the other big names leaving while Mikael Silvestre and Quinton Fortune were both added.
There was no evidence of an immediate hangover at the start of the season as they went nine games unbeaten straight away.
This included an incredible 5-1 win over Newcastle, where Andy Cole netted four times, and a 4-0 drubbing of Sheffield Wednesday in their first league match at Old Trafford.
The goalkeeping issue was evident early on in the season though, with Bosnich, Taibi and veteran Raimond van der Gouw all being used in the first 10 games.
Massimo Taibi let in some howlers for Manchester United
Taibi is best known for his howlers in this campaign, which included letting in a tame Matt Le Tissier shot in a 3-3 draw with Southampton.
He was then at fault for several goals in their surprise 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 3, which was also their first loss of the season.
The wobble continued away from home where they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane and slipped to third in the table.
Taibi was dropped from the side, and was out of the match day squad at this point, and Man United went on another extended unbeaten run.
This included a 5-1 win in against Everton, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer netted four times, and a 4-0 victory over Bradford on Boxing Day.
United had reclaimed top spot by January 29 and never relinquished control in the title race.
Their only other defeat that campaign came against Newcastle on February 12 but they finished the season in style with 11 straight wins.
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A particular highlight was a 7-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford where Paul Scholes scored a hat-trick with Denis Irwin, Cole, David Beckham and Solskjaer also on the score sheet.
The title was wrapped up on April 22 with a 3-1 win against Southampton with all three goals scored in the first 30 minutes.
Fergusons side did not ease up at the end of the campaign, even though they were already out of the Champions League and FA Cup, and finished on 91 points.
They were 18 points ahead of Arsenal in second place and had scored an incredible 97 goals.
Cole and Dwight Yorke continued their incredible partnership up front with 19 and 20 league goals respectively.
Current manager Solskjaer chipped in with 12, while Scholes came close to double figures with nine.
Across all competitions, even Roy Keane managed to net 12 times.
Ferguson was obviously delighted by winning the title for a second consecutive season and even made a big claim about the team.
Some of the Man United stars of their title winning campaign
Following that win over Southampton on April 22, he said: Its fantastic to win the league, and the number of goals weve scored and the way the players have played is fantastic.
Its a great league and when we had the defeat against Newcastle I think we wakened up.
We are now going to aim to win all our remaining games (which they did) – I think this is the best Man United team we have ever had.
Fergie did have one regret that season, that they pulled out from the FA Cup that year to attend the inaugural Club World Championship in Brazil.
The decision was slammed by critics but the United boss did it for political reasons.
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He said: It turned out to be a disaster for us.
We did it to help Englands World Cup bid. That was the political situation.
I regretted it because we got nothing but stick and terrible criticism for not being in the FA Cup when really, it wasnt our fault.
The FA and the government felt that playing in this tournament would help Englands bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
There was a lot of undue criticism – but it was a great two-week break.