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Sir Alex said in an interview recently that
Manchester United's game against Juve-
ntus in the semi-final of the Champions
League in 1999 was "without doubt our
best performance in Europe".

The 1st leg was 1 - 1 at Old Trafford.
After 9 minutes in Turin United were 2 - 0
down .... It's all over surely !!!

Not according to Roy Keane it wasn't !!

He scored one as United hit 3 in total !

For a stunning 3 - 2 victory !

Is this the best ever performance by
United in Europe ?

Maybe some of the older members
remember early games from the 50s, 60s
and 70s ..... were there any better results
or performances back then ?

Could this team go on and become Fergies
greatest ever ?
 

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Is this the best ever performance by
United in Europe ?

No... The 99 greatest comeback against Bayern will be better.
Is more memoriable...

Could this team go on and become Fergies
greatest ever ?

Are you saying about the team 99 or now?

If it's referring to now, I will say no... With so many rumours on his retirements and the truth is time is not really on his side...

Let's see it this way, even if this current team looks like it's gonna be the greatest ever for United it might also be no longer under the reigns of SAF... This team is young, gels well and the players are all on their way to become world class quality... If they stays together they might really become the greastest ever...

SAF is building a legacy for himself here with players for the future... Unlike Wenger who is giving chances to the unknownsss, hoping that they might become stars... This is idiotic... SAF sees talents in each of his buys... He did made some silly buys in the past but this season proves that he had learn well from past experience...

For the team 99...
They are Fergie's greatest ever at the moment looking better then the current squad...

Since the 1999 treble success... Comparison between then and now...

GK - Peter Schmeichel (Edwin van der Sar/Ben Foster),
CD - Jaap Stam (Rio Ferdinand) & Ronny Johnsen (Nemanja Vidic/Gerard Pique),
LB - Denis Irwin (Patrice Evra/Mikael Silvestre),
RB - Gary Neville (Owen Hargreaves/Wes Brown),
CM - Roy Keane (Paul Scholes/Michael Carrick) & Nicky Butt (Anderson/Darren Fletcher),
LM - Ryan Giggs (Owen Hargreaves/Nani/Park Ji Sung),
RM - David Beckham (Cristiano Ronaldo),
ST - Andy Cole/Teddy Sheringham/Dwight Yorke (Wayne Rooney/Manucho(hopefully)) & Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Carlos Tevez).

John O'Shea - Everywhere...

In my opinion...
The combinations of Andy Cole/Teddy Sheringham/Dwight Yorke for Wayne Rooney only??? The current squad does not have enough bite and fire power of 99... 99 are consider the comeback kings of United...

As a living testimonial/witness as a United Fan since 1991...
Greatest ever team for Fergie...
Manchester United 99...
 

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it was to late for me that match :(
i got sent to bed
so the 99 final and 7-1 roama have to be the best for me :)
 

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It was certainly one of our greatest matches in Europe although you could argue we only performed for 80 minutes - we were dreadful in the first 10 minutes!

Our 4-0 hammering of Porto has to be up there. They were unbeaten in the group stages and came to Old Trafford full of confidence but we hammered them.

The 7-1 against Roma wasn't bad either ;)
 

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I'd have to put that hammering of Porto 4-0 as one of the best that i saw. I remember back then, they were supposedly the best in Europe. What a memorable game that was.
 

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surely the game from the 60's ,when best returned as the fifth beatle after demolishing benfica 5-1 away,when mat busby told the team to play with caution and george was not listening , he did it his way and virtually beat them on his own .utd at their brilliant best i must say.
the juventus semi final was probably fergies greatest moment because utd beat the odds for another great victory.
 

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the most memorable and best has to be the comeback against bayern.....is till cant beilieve how we did it...and that is what defines a great perfromance IMO......the 7-1 aint bad either...
 

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the best performance we ever had was in the semi against juventus , 2-0 down and won comfortably in the end 3-2 we were magnificent in the second half , guts , determination power, passion you name it we did it absolutely superb
 

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undoubtfully..the game against Roma...7-1 ..and the most spectecular one..i think the one with Real Madrid...4-3 at Old Trafford
 

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juventus 3-2 away to win in turin from 2-0 down was amazing . For all you younger members juventus were the best around for ten years so it made it even better
 

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vs Barca in '91. Thank you Sparky for the goals and Clayton for the clearance
off the line.

vs Juve in '99. Thank you Roy Keane. nuff said.

vs Roma in '07. Seventh heaven


They are the notable ones to date. There have been many very good performances,
and lets home next tuesday is one of them
 

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Jazz 16 said:
vs Barca in '91. Thank you Sparky for the goals and Clayton for the clearance
off the line.

vs Juve in '99. Thank you Roy Keane. nuff said.

vs Roma in '07. Seventh heaven


They are the notable ones to date. There have been many very good performances,
and lets home next tuesday is one of them

there was also juventus at old trafford it finished 3-1 zidane scored a free kick in the last minute giggs had the game of his life
 

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Justice said:
99 Anyone?
1999 wasn't a brilliant performance ...

Brilliant result of course !

80 minutes spent trailing to a Bayern goal ...

Not really looking like we would get back in it ...

Then a mad 2 minutes at the end where mayhem broke loose ... :eek:
 
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