Milan 2 Manchester United 3
AC Milan 2 Manchester United 3, San Siro Stadium, UEFA Champions League Last Sixteen First Leg, February 16, 2010. Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United secured a historic victory as they managed to edge out Milan by 3-2 at San Siro. United found themselves a goal down after just three minutes of action, but The Reds gradually took over possession and scored three goals before the Italians pulled one back to make it 3-2 to the visiting outfit.
Manchester United turned in one of their best team performances of the 2009-10 season when they edged out Milan 3-2 at full-packed San Siro Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League Last Sixteen on the 16th of Feburary 2010 to extend their undefeated away run in Europe to a record sixteen matches. Ronaldinho handed The Red and Blacks an early lead in the third minute of the game, only for Paul Scholes to equalise for United nine minutes ahead of the break. Following the restart, Wayne Rooney found the target for Manchester United in the 66th and 74th minutes before Clarence Seedorf hit the last goal of the clash in the 85th minute to make the final score 3-2 in favour of the guests. Sir Alex Ferguson: “The most important thing was to make sure that we made better use of the ball and use Wayne Rooney more because I felt that the player has the measure of them at the back.” AC Milan Team: Dida, Daniele Bonera, Thiago Silva, Alessandro Nesta, Massimo Ambrosini, Luca Antonini, David Beckham, Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Andrea Pirlo. Substitutes: Ignazio Abate, Giuseppe Favalli, Mathieu Flamini, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Christian Abbiati. Manchester United Team: Edwin van der Sar, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Ji-sung Park, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Nani, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Darron Gibson, Dimitar Berbatov, Wes Brown, Gary Neville, Valencia, Michael Owen, Tomasz Kuszczak.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Reigning First Division Champions Manchester United defeated Anderlecht 2-0 in front of a 35,000 crowd at Park Astrid on the 12th of September 1956 in the club´s first ever European fixture.