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Fergie Picks Best Ever European Performance

Sir Alex revealed his favourite Manchester United performance in Europe: it is the 7-1 dismantling of Roma on April 10, 2007.

United turned on the style that game after a heated first leg in the Stadio Olimpico which Roma won 2-1 after playing more than 60 minutes against ten men due to Scholes' sending off. However, Ronaldo, Rooney and co., marshalled by the outstanding Giggs, were too hot for Roma in the second leg.

'Without a doubt, the 7-1 victory over AS Roma at Old Trafford was the best,' Ferguson said.

'It was a record score for the Champions League. We went into that game against a top Italian side that had beaten us 2-1 in the first leg.

'Our first-half performance was out of this world, and Luciano Spalletti's team were shell-shocked because our quick, one-touch play was exceptionally good.

'Some of our goals were brilliant, in particular the fluid, one-touch play leading to the strike by Alan Smith. That game certainly stands out. As does the 3-3 draw away to Barcelona which could have ended up 20-20 the way both teams attacked.'


All this begs for one question: where is the emphatic destruction of Juventus at the Stadio delle Alpi in 1999? For me, that still trumps the Roma win because it was achieved away from home, from an almost impossible position (3-1 down on aggregate after 100 minutes of the tie had been played), against an altogether stronger team than Roma. And with an absolutely magnificent performance as well.




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Date:Wednesday April 29 2009

Time: 3:17PM

 

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