One time Manchester United conquerors Rotor Volgograd wound up
Last Updated: 09/04/15 5:53pm
One time Manchester United conquerors Rotor Volgograd have been wound up after going bankrupt, the club have announced.
Volgograd, who were one of Russia's leading clubs in the 1990s, famously beat Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the UEFA Cup 20 years ago.
The team from the Volga region of Russia were competing in the second division in the southern zone, which is effectively Russian football's third tier.
"The Volgograd Region's administration have signed an official document concerning the bankruptcy of Rotor," said the club's official website.
"Over time, the Volgograd Region's administration plan to turn Rotor Volgograd into a legally binding structure, which will allow them to compete at a professional level."
In September 1995 they knocked a United side containing the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, out of the UEFA Cup at the first round stage.
After a 0-0 draw in Russia, Rotor drew 2-2 at Old Trafford in a game which saw United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel score a last minute equaliser as the Red Devils went out on the away goals rule.
In 2005 Rotor lost their professional status but were reformed a year later and have since been competing in the lower divisions.