Despite being down to ten players for much of the second half, Manchester United were still a handful as they beat their longtime adversaries Liverpool 1–0 at Anfield Road in January 2005. And to top it all all, the winning goal was scored by previous Goodison Park centre forward Wayne Rooney in the 22nd minute of the derby match.
In the month of November 1971, Manchester United and Northern Ireland favourite George Best managed to hit his second hat trick of the season against relegation battling Southampton at The Dell. Brian Kidd and Sammy McIlroy also made the score sheet to round-off a brilliant away performance by The Reds as they beat Soton 5–2.
Frank O´Farrell´s Manchester United team surprised most pundits by registering a comfortable 2–0 triumph against bitter adversaries Liverpool at Old Trafford in November 1972. Ted MacDougall, who had previously been rejected by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, recorded one goal and created another for fellow striker Wyn Davies.
Following a 3–1 victory in the first leg, Manchester United once again put up an astonishing display by demolishing League of Ireland side Waterford to the tune of 7–1 at Old Trafford in October 1968. The Blues were well up for the challenge and fought hard in the first period but they ran completely out of gas after the half time break.
The 1999 Champions League Final turned out to be one of the most memorable matches in history as Manchester United beat Bayern Munich before a crowd of 90,000 at Camp Nou. After being 1–0 down at half-time, Manchester United came back to win the clash 2–1 courtesy of goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 2004 FA Cup Final at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff turned out to be a somewhat one sided affair as The Red Devils cruised to a relatively comfortable triumph against Denis Wise´s Millwall team. Cristiano Ronaldo headed The Reds in front after 44 minutes before Ruud van Nistelrooy netted twice in the second period to make it 3–0.
On the last day of the 2005-06 campaign on the seventh of May 2006, Manchester United defeated Alan Curbishley´s Charlton Athletic team to the tune of 4–0 at The Theatre of Dreams. The convincing win over the South East London outfit sealed second place in the Premiership and with it automatic qualification into the Champions League.
The 1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final at Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam ended with a deserved 2–1 triumph for Manchester United as they defeated Barcelona thanks to an amazing brace from wing wizard Mark Hughes. With the victory, The Reds won the European Cup Winner´s Cup for the first time in the history of the club.
Although not a great goal scorer, defender Lee Martin still managed to snatch the winner in the FA Cup Final against Steve Coppell´s Crystal Palace team at Wembley Stadium on 17 May 1990. After winning his first major trophy with Manchester United, Alex Ferguson would go on to win the European Cup Winners Cup the following season.
As was expected before the start of the game, the contest between Manchester City and Manchester United at The City of Manchester Stadium in May 2007 turned out to be a tough and physical encounter. The red shirts eventually emerged victorious thanks to a penalty goal from Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo in the 34th minute.