On this day…

Montpellier Herault 0-2 Manchester United
Stade de la Masson, March 19th 1991

United travelled to Montpellier on the back of a six game winless streak for the European Cup Winners’ Cup Quarter Final Second Leg.
The run included a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the first leg 13 days previously and United were widely expected to exit the competition – having not won away from home since a 2-1 victory over Tottenham on New Year’s Day, at the hands of a Montpellier side that included future United defender Laurent Blanc.
United however had other ideas and goals either side of half-time from a Clayton Blackmore free-kick and a Steve Bruce penalty saw United progress to the Semi-Finals, much to the delight of the travelling Red Army who were situated in a health and safety nightmare on the verge of collapse.
United’s line-up that night
1. Sealey; 2. Irwin, 4. Bruce, 6. Pallister, 3. Blackmore; 5. Phelan, 8. Ince, 7. Robson, 11. Sharpe; 9. McClair, 1o. Hughes. Substitute: Martin.
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