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Benfica clash evokes Busby memories

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Sir Alex Ferguson wants to do justice to the memory of Sir Matt Busby when Manchester United take on Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Portuguese giants have a rich history in the competition. Winners twice, Benfica were also beaten finalists in 1968 when United became the first English team to lift the European Cup. Two years earlier, George Best had set the world alight with a mesmeric performance against the Eagles at the Stadium of Light as the Red Devils ran riot.

"We will try to do justice to the memory of Sir Matt's tussles with Benfica in the old days because people of vision are rare," Ferguson told United Review. "I always felt Jock Stein knew what was needed for football, and so did Sir Matt. I just hope I measure up in that way."

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