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1999 Champions League Final ~ Manchester United vs FC Bayern München (Full Classic Match)

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Alongside Milan vs Liverpool from 2005, this is the most famous Champions League final of them all. Yes, the setting helped making it so, with Camp Nou serving as an appropriate venue. And yes, the prestige and desire of the teams certainly helped making this match famous, with Manchester United finally back in a European Cup final for the first time since the days of George Best, and Bayern lacking a European Cup triumph since the days of Beckenbauer. And yes the presence of footballing stars contributed to this game’s interest, with players like Schmeichel, Stam, Beckham, Kahn, Effenberg and Matthaus all on the pitch.

But even without all those fancy ingredients this match would still rank among the greatest of all time, simply because of the drama that ended up unfolding as the clock counted up towards minute 90, and beyond.

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1993 Premier League ~ Manchester City vs Manchester United (26 minute highlights)

Download Manchester City vs Manchester United 1993/94A true classic from the Ferguson era. Much to Manchester City’s chagrin, Manchester United are the reigning champions of England, having won the league in 1993, for the first time since Alex Ferguson took over as manager. City are certainly not capable of challenging United’s dominance in the long run – but they can at least try to beat their hated rivals in this 1993/94 Manchester derby.

Manchester City
Coton – Edghill, Curle, Kernaghan, Vonk – Phelan, McMahon, Flitcroft, Sheron – Quinn, White
Manager: Brian Horton

Manchester United
Schmeichel – Parker, Irwin, Bruce, Sharpe – Pallister, Ince, Keane, Kanchelskis – Cantona, Hughes
Manager: Alex Ferguson

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2007 Champions League Semi Final ~ AC Milan vs Manchester United

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The dark years Manchester United suffered in the mid 00′s are over. In those days, Ferguson’s famous eruptions of anger must have been plentiful as Arsenal and then Chelsea dominated English football, while Liverpool won the Champions League. But Ferguson’s side has risen to the top again, mixing the trusted experience of Van der Sar, Scholes and Giggs with the young talent of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

Milan don’t have much resembling youth. The team has, in fact, been written off as a bunch of old has-beens. But nobody should underestimate a midfield with Gattuso, Pirlo and Seedorf. Besides, Milan can count on Kaká – perhaps the world’s best player. Or is it Cristiano Ronaldo? Either way, this is the scintillating first leg of a classic Champions League Semi-Final.
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1991 Cup Winners Cup Final ~ Barcelona vs Manchester United (50 minute Highlights)

download 1991 ManchesterUnited vs Barcelona finalThe 1990/91 season marks the return of English clubs into Europe. For five years they had been banned from playing in any UEFA competition, following the 1985 Heyssel Stadium disaster.

That ban was now over. Like a charged up catapult, England unleashed Manchester United, winners of the 1990 FA Cup, back onto the continent. A series of wins ensued, leading all the way to the Cup Winners Cup final. There, Ferguson’s United encountered another side that’s on the rise: Johan Cruyff’s FC Barcelona.

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2009 Champions League Final ~ Barcelona vs Manchester United (Full Classic Match)

Download full match 2009 Champions League final Barcelona vs Manchester UnitedIt’s May of 2009 and Sir Alex Ferguson is closer than ever to achieving his long-standing goal: winning two successive Champions League trophies.

Having beat Chelsea on penalties in 2008, Manchester United appear to be an ever stronger team this year around.

They have tremendous experience in Van der Sar, Ferdinand, Giggs and Scholes, as well as dynamic talent in Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez.

United comfortably brushed aside Arsenal in the semi’s, and if they can now beat Barcelona, surely they’ll go into history as one of football’s greatest teams.

But there are also voices saying similar things about Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. Their possession-based playing style is winning admirers from all over the planet, and all that’s lacking to confirm their status as a truly brilliant team is that silver trophy. Ol’ Big Ears.

Barcelona are plagued by defensive problems though. Abidal is suspended. Dani Alves and Maxwell are injured. Can Cristiano Ronaldo – the holder of the Ballon d’Or – take advantage?
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2003 Champions League Quarter-Final ~ Manchester United vs Real Madrid (Full Classic Match)

Download full match Manchester United vs Real Madrid 2003There was a time when the word Galacticos only had positive connotations. When it wasn’t yet dripping with irony and the image of expensive failure.

When Zidane, Raul, Figo, Makelele, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo, all dressed in white, appeared unstoppable.

Indeed, in 2002, Real Madrid had won the Champions League. For the 2002/03 edition, they were overwhelming favourites to triumph again.

But Manchester United wouldn’t be Manchester United if they were just going to accept defeat. Even if they had lost the first game 3-1 in the Bernabeu, there was always a chance of a turn around on Old Trafford. Even with David Beckham, in the peak of his ability, limited to a second half cameo.

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Pictures: Famous Coaches / Managers when they were still players

Young Alex Ferguson as a player

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