Sun 05 September 2010
Manchester United will face Rangers (Glasgow) on the 14th of September 2010 at Old Trafford in the Champions League group stages
This is the third time in history that Manchester United and Rangers will face each other in the group stages of the Champions League. Rangers have won the Scottish League a record 53 times and been crowned Scottish Cup championships a massive 33 times.
Manchester United have got similar status in England, where they have won the Barclays Premier League a record 11 times and First division seven time and now are tied with Liverpool with a total of 18 championships.
Apart from winning the highest prize in England, Manchester United have also won the UEFA Champions League / European Cup on three occasions (1967–68, 1998–99, 2007–08).
Manchester United Vs Rangers Head To Head Champions League Record
The two giants of England and Scotland will face each other on 14 of September 2010 for the Champions League group stages at Old Trafford, Manchester. Rangers are managed by Walter Smith who used to be the manager of Everton and has faced Sir Alex Ferguson in the Premier League.
Rangers beaten by Manchester United 1-0 at the Ibrox Stadium in Scotland:
The first ever Champions League fixture between Rangers and Manchester United was held at the Ibrox Stadium in Scotland on 22 October 2003, Wednesday. The two football giants were placed together in Group E along side 20 times Superleague Greece champions Panathinaikos and the young Stuttgart side from Germany.
On Match day one Rangers got to the perfect start as they beat Stuttgart 2-1 with Charlie Adam and Jean Claude Darcheville scoring at the Ibrox. Manchester United thrashed Panathinaikos 5-0 with one goal each from Silvestre, Fortune , Solskjaer , Butt and Djemba-Djemba.
Rangers 0–1 Manchester United at Ibrox, Scotland (Group E): Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
On Match day three, Rangers had to meet Manchester United at the Ibrox for the first time in the Champions League history. The atmosphere was tensed in Glasgow, as this was the first time ever Rangers met Manchester United a Champions League fixture.
The home crowd was silence in the fifth minute as Phil Neville gave Manchester United the lead. Danis striker Peter Løvenkrands was the player giving the Red Devils a hard time but the United back four were strong and held on to the 1-0 victory at the Ibrox.
Rangers starting lineup:
Goalkeeper: Stefan Klos
Defenders: Zurab Khizanishvili (Maurice Ross 86), Henning Berg, Craig Moore, Michael Ball
Midfielders: Fernando Ricksen, Mikel Arteta, Paolo Vanoli (Christian Nerlinger 67), Peter Løvenkrands
Strikers: Shota Arveladze, Michael Mols.
Substitutes not used: Allan McGregor, Emerson Moisés Costa, Egil Ostenstad, Capucho, Steven Hughes.
Manager: Alex McLeish
Manchester United starting lineup:
Goal Keeper: Tim Howard
Defenders: Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Mikaël Silvestre, John O'Shea
Midfielders: Phil Neville (Nicky Butt 85), Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Quinton Fortune (Eric Djemba-Djemba 90), Ryan Giggs
Striker: Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Substitutes not used: Roy Carroll, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Bellion, Diego Forlan, Darren Fletcher.
Manager: Alex Ferguson
Manchester United 3–0 Rangers at Old Trafford: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
After losing 1-0 at home, Rangers were all fired up for the Champions League second leg at Old Trafford. But just like the first leg, It just took just five minutes for Manchester United to break Rangers defense as Diego Forlan opened the scoring for United. In the 42nd minute Ruud Van Nistelrooy doubled the Red Devils lead ending his goal drought. It was all Manchester United and on the hour mark Ruud Van Nistelrooy completed his double as Manchester United beat Rangers 3-0 at Old Trafford.