Barcelona, Chelsea, Milan and more: United's unbeaten European record

26 February 2009 11:23
Not since Milan crushed them 3-0 in the semi-finals two years ago have Manchester United

tasted defeat in the Champions League.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side set a competition record of 20 unbeaten matches with a 0-0 draw against Inter at the San Siro last night, although the result also extended their winless run to four in Europe.

However, United had more reason to cheer than jeer following their first match in Milan since that 2007 mauling at the hands of Clarence Seedorf.

 Inter 0 Man Utd 0: Fergie lets Jose off the hook as Red Devils draw a blank

Mourinho faces Old Trafford touchline ban for his ref rage after Inter's draw with United

Three United fans attacked in Milan after their Champions League stalemate


And as the holders look to have one foot in the last 16 with an Old Trafford second leg to look forward to, Sportsmail looks back at the 20-match run that has chalked up the latest in a long line of records set by Fergie's team.

2007-08: VICTORY IN MOSCOW SEALED IN 13 GAMES              19-09-2007 Sporting Lisbon 0 Manchester Utd 1

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the club that gave his big break in football and scored the only goal as United chalked up their 100th Champions League win.

02-10-2007 Manchester Utd 1 Roma 0   

Five months after beating Roma 7-1 at Old Trafford, United needed Wayne Rooney's first goal of the season 20 minutes from time to see off the same team this time.

23-10-2007 Dynamo Kiev 2 Manchester Utd 4   

Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one each for Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand wiped out strikes from Diogo Rincon and Ismael Bangoura

07-11-2007Manchester Utd 4 Dynamo Kiev  0

Gerard Pique was on target along with Carlos Tevez, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo as United clinched qualification to the knockout stage with two games to spare.

27-11-2007 Manchester Utd 2Sporting Lisbon 1

Cristiano Ronaldo's 30-yard injury-time free-kick won it for United after Carlos Tevez had wiped out a shock opening goal for Sporting from Miguel Veloso.

12-12-2007Roma 1              Manchester United 1

A very young United side avoided defeat in Rome but almost won it after Gerard Pique's second Champions League goal. Mancini levelled for the home side.

20-02-2008Lyon 1Manchester Utd 1

Carlos Tevez scored  three minutes from time to save United. Lyon led through Karim Benzema's 54th-minute shot into the bottom corner. Cristiano Ronaldo complained he had been targeted by a laser beam from the crowd.

04-03-2008 Manchester Utd 1Lyon 0

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal after 41 minutes gave United a 2-1 aggregate win to deny a Lyon side who packed their defence and hoped for a breakaway goal they nearly got when Kader Keita's shot hit a post.

01-04-2008 Roma 0      Manchester Utd 2  

Cristiano Ronaldo's thumping header and a close-range strike from Wayne Rooney sandwiched a wonder save from Edwin van der Sar as United all but seized a place in the semi-finals by maintaining their hold over Roma.

09-04-2008 Manchester Utd 1 Roma 0

Daniele de Rossi missed a first-half penalty for Roma before Carlos Tevez headed the only goal of the game to clinch a 3-0 aggregate win and a place in the semi-finals against Barcelona.

23-04-2008Barcelona 0 Manchester Utd 0

Cristiano Ronaldo missed an early penalty as  United wasted a great chance to book their place in the final. It would have been worse had Edwin van der Sar not saved Thierry Henry's late shot as well.

29-04-2008 Manchester Utd 1 Barcelona 0

A stunning goal from Paul Scholes fired United into the final following a 1-0 aggregate win over the Catalan Giants. In his 101st Champions League game, Scholes scored from 25 yards after 14 minutes.

21-05-2008 Manchester Utd 1 Chelsea 1 (United win 6-5 on penalties)   

The biggest English domestic match in history saw Cristiano Ronaldo put United ahead only for Frank Lampard to level. Chelsea

skipper John Terry missed a penalty to win it before Edwin van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka's spot-kick to win a third European Cup for United. 

Just champion: United celebrate in Moscow

2008-09: CHAMPIONS STUTTER BUT REACH  20 UNBEATEN 17-09-2008 Manchester Utd 0Villarreal 0

United made it 270 minutes without a goal against Villarreal with a lacklustre display at Old Trafford. They created no decent chances until the 71st minute when Wayne Rooney had a shot cleared off the line.

30-09-2008 Aalborg 0           Manchester Utd 3    

Dimitar Berbatov opened his Manchester United account with two goals and Wayne Rooney was alsop on target in Sweden but injuries to Paul Scholes and Rooney took the shine off United's easy win.

21-10-2008 Manchester Utd 3 Celtic 0  

The gloves were on again as Dimitar Berbatov netted twice and Wayne Rooney the other goal as United swept aside Scottish champions Celtic to all but book their place in the knockout stage

05-11-2008 Celtic 1         Manchester Utd 1

A late header from Ryan Giggs saved United at Parkhead. Giggs scored in his 11th successive Champions League tournament and a record 13th to cancel out Scott McDonald's opener.

25-11-2008Villarreal 0Manchester Utd 0

A fourth successive stalemate between the two sides at least saw United through to the last 16. Wayne Rooney thought he'd scored but saw an early goal ruled out for offside before Joan Capdevila was sent off for Villarreal.

10-12-2008 Manchester Utd 2 Aalborg 2  

United made it 19 games unbeaten but struggled against Aalborg. Carlos Tevez put the home side ahead only for Michael Jakobsen and Jeppe Curth to put the Swedes ahead. Wayne Rooney levelled on 52 minutes.

AND NOW FOR THE RECORD - A SAN SIRO MASTERCLASS24-02-2009Inter 0 Manchester Utd 0

United gave Inter a lesson in all but finishing as Sir Alex Ferguson left opposite number Jose Mourinho fuming in Milan. Wayne Rooney almost won it late on for United after Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier headed wastefully wide. Inter's big names simply froze but are not out of it yet because United just could not score.  

Take that: Esteban Cambiasso of Inter Milan is fouled by Wayne Rooney at the San Siro

 Inter 0 Man Utd 0: Fergie lets Jose off the hook as Red Devils draw a blank

Mourinho faces Old Trafford touchline ban for his ref rage after Inter's draw with United

Three United fans attacked in Milan after their Champions League stalemate



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