Can Manchester United Emulate Liverpool?


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Most people will remember one of the greatest nights in Champions League Football history when Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to beat the giants of AC Milan on penalties in Istanbul in 2005. That year Liverpool had been knocked off their top four perch in the league and the only way they could have made it back into the Champions League for the next season was if they won the whole thing. From the outset, after a disappointing first leg in the table against Olympiakos, they were billed as the underdogs of the tournament. But since Steven Gerrard blasted in the last goal in the second leg with Martin Tyler and Andy Gray giving one of the best pieces of football commentary in English football; the club and the fans grew belief that they might go all the way, which is what they memorably did.

This week saw possibly United’s greatest result under David Moyes after a very important 1-1 draw at home to the great Bayern Munich. Before the game many believed that Bayern Munich would absolutely walk it especially the situation that Manchester United are in at the moment, but a headed goal from Nemanja Vidic rattled some Munich nerves and they realised that this wasn’t going to be as easy as first thought, despite dominating possession from the outset.

After a very good performance against Olympiakos in the second leg to get to this stage of the competition, Manchester United know what to do if they want to get passed the great Bayern Munich and reach the semi finals of the Champions League.

The comparisons are beginning to build between the two different champions league campaigns, and fans of Manchester United have definitely been growing the belief that they might just do it.