Manchester United has reached the European Cup/Champions League final five times, losing twice. They advanced to the competition's finals in 1968, 1999, 2008, 2009, and 2011. They won the competition the first three times they reached the finals, with their only losses coming against Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. United is one of only four clubs to have won the European Cup/Champions League more than once - Milan, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are the others.
United played Innsbruck in the 1964-65 season opener and lost 1-0. That was their only defeat during that season as they finished second behind Liverpool. The following year, they lost 1-0 to Benfica in the 1965-66 season opener. This was again not a loss of concern as they went on to win the league title. In 1968, they were beaten by Hamburg 4-1 in the final. In 1999, they lost 1-0 to Arsenal at Old Trafford in the final. In 2008, they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to claim their third title. In 2011, they faced Barcelona at Wembley Stadium and lost 2-1.
This makes them the most successful club in Europe.
The record of Manchester United in Europe* Competition Pld W D L Champions League/European Cup 276 153 66 57 Cup Winners' Cup 31 16 9 6 43 18 14 11 UEFA Cup/Europa League Cup of Inter-City Fairs 11/6/3 2
How many titles has Manchester City won in the previous five years? Man City won the Football League Cup twice (in 2014 and 2016) and the Premier League once under Manuel Pellegrini (2014). They have won the Premier League twice (2019 and 2018), the League Cup four times (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021), and the FA Cup once under Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City won the 1969 FA Cup Final, earning them a spot in the 1969-70 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Their debut match was against Atletico Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain. Ronnie Allen, an Englishman, was in charge of Atletico Madrid.
Final of the Europa League Man United will go four years without a trophy after losing the Europa League final to Villarreal in a devastating penalty shoot-out. The Red Devils were knocked out of both the FA Cup and EFL Cup by Chelsea last season.
United were beaten 1-4 at home by their European opponents on 30 May 2012. It was the first time they had been knocked out of Europe by a penalty shoot-out. Robin van Persie, who scored twice against Chelsea, was the hero as he saved Wayne Rooney's spot-kick before David De Gea denied Javier Hernandez.
It was an incredible end to a fantastic season for United which saw them finish second behind Chelsea in the Premier League. They also reached the FA Cup semi-finals before being knocked out by Chelsea and the Club World Cup final before being defeated by Brazilian side Santos.
This year's Europa League final was played at Old Trafford on Thursday, 3 June. The game was contested by Villarreal and Manchester United with the score ending 0-0 after extra time. On 4 June, it was announced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Jose Mourinho's successor as Manchester United manager. Solksjaer has now left his post as Assistant Manager at Cardiff City to take over at Old Trafford.
Can you recall the Manchester United team that won the Champions League final in 1999? Find out more about sharing. The 20th anniversary of Manchester United's amazing Champions League final triumph over Bayern Munich in Barcelona comes on Sunday. They were led by manager Alex Ferguson, who had led United to victory in the previous five finals they had played.
United won 3-1 at the Nou Camp to claim their first ever Champions League title. It was also their last major trophy until 2018 when they claimed their 13th Premier League title. Here are all of the players that featured in that match as well as details of their career after leaving Old Trafford.
Eric Bellamy made his debut for Manchester United in this game and he remains the only player to have scored in a European Cup/Champions League final for both clubs. He did so in 1995 when he scored as Leeds beat Juventus 1-0 at Wembley. After leaving Elland Road, he went on to play for Liverpool, Chelsea and Aston Villa before retiring in 2011. His brother Andy also played for Leeds and Manchester United and he too has been involved with coaching since retirement.
Lars Bohinen was the only player to appear in every minute of the tournament from start to finish. He was part of the Danish squad that lost to Manchester United in the quarter-finals but earned himself a move to Old Trafford the following summer.