United's past Euro finals
Manchester United are going for a third European Cup triumph. Here we look at their past final appearances.
Last Updated: 20/05/08 7:35am
Manchester United face Chelsea in the Champions League final looking to win the European Cup for the third time in their history. Here we look back at their past appearances in European finals.
1968 EUROPEAN CUP FINAL (WEMBLEY)
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 BENFICA 1 (aet)
United became the first English team to win the European Cup, the greatest achievement of Sir Matt Busby who had to rebuild his side following the Munich air disaster 10 years earlier.
The Red Devils had the advantage of playing on English soil and Bobby Charlton headed them in front in the second half.
With 10 minutes left Benfica equalised through Jaime Graca but United regained the lead two minutes into extra-time thanks to George Best's solo burst, and with further goals from Brian Kidd and Charlton again, United's name was on the cup.
1991 EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS' CUP FINAL (ROTTERDAM)
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 BARCELONA 1
United were the first English team to enter Europe after the five-year ban following the Heysel Stadium tragedy, and faced a tough task against Johan Cruyff's Spanish league leaders.
Mark Hughes gave United the lead midway through the second half, getting the final touch after Steve Bruce had nodded down Bryan Robson's free-kick into the box.
The Welshman added a second in the 76th minute when he latched onto a pass from Robson, took the ball around goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta and, with the angle seemingly against him, drilled it home.
Dutch defender Ronald Koeman pulled one back for Barca three minutes later but United held on for a deserved triumph.
1999 EUROPEAN CUP FINAL (BARCELONA)
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 BAYERN MUNICH 1
Still Sir Alex Ferguson's finest moment, and the game which led him to exclaim: "Football....bloody hell!" after the final whistle.
The German giants took the lead through a Mario Basler free-kick in the fifth minute and went on to hit the crossbar and the post later in the game.
United were lacklustre for 90 minutes but suddenly that all changed in an incredible three minutes of injury time.
First Teddy Sheringham swept home Ryan Giggs' scuffed effort to level the scores and from another corner Sheringham flicked the ball on and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stuck out a leg to divert it high into the net for one of the all-time great comebacks.