Manchester United vs AC Milan: Looking Back at the Best Moments Throughout History

Manchester United face AC Milan in a crucial 2nd leg of the round of 16 in the Europa League tonight.

Throughout the years, matches between the two European giants have been thrilling and this one does not fail to intrigue.

The two teams shared the spoils in the first game at Old Trafford finishing 1-1 at the end of the 90 minutes.

A second half header from youngster Amad Diallo was answered by Milan’s Simon Kjaer as the Danish centre back equalised in the final minutes.

Tonight, the Reds go to Italy in hopes of advancing to the quarter- finals.

Unfortunately for United, history is not on their side with them losing four of their five away games to Milan.

However, the most recent bout saw United cruise past their opponents over two legs in the Champions League.

Here we look back at some of the great ties between the teams.

Manchester united vs AC Milan, 3/10/10, Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney led United to a 4-0 victory and utterly dominating 2nd leg performance over a Milan side that consisted of red devil legend himself, David Beckham.

A brace from Rooney added by goals from Ji-Sung Park and Darren Fletcher destroyed any hopes the Milan fans had of the quarter finals.

Manchester United vs AC Milan, 15/5/1969, Old Trafford

Sir Bobby Charlton’s 70th minute goal won the leg for Man United but sadly did not win the tie.

Even though United ended up being knocked out of the European Cup that day, the match was an absolute cracker for the fans.

A proper old age classic.

Goal at 1hr 21 mins in

Manchester United vs AC Milan, 5/2/2007, San Siro

A massive 2nd leg in the Champions League for Man United.

Being 3-2 up going into the game, the premier league leaders at the time only needed a draw to go through to the final.

Milan had other ideas.

Two first half goals from Kaka and Clarence Seedorf gave the Italian club the lead on aggregate and a late goal from substitute Gilardino sealed the deal.

The comeback was complete.

A bitter ending for the Manchester club and manager Sir Alex Ferguson, although, they did win the league later that year so more like bittersweet.

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