Manchester United host Real Sociedad tonight hoping to take firm control of Group A of the Champions League and relieve some of the relentless pressure currently on the side and manager David Moyes.

With all due respect, the Basque team are not the most glamorous of Spanish opponents United have faced throughout their continued participation in the competition since its reformatting in 1992.

Within these games there have been some dull clashes (two 0-0 draws with Villareal that hardly set the world alight) but other games have been magnificent - full of goals, incidents and controversy.

Nani's sending off against Real Madrid last year, followed by the collapse of the lead and the furore that followed it, is just a small example of how eventful these games have been.

Here are five of the best ties the Red Devils have played out against Spanish opposition in Europe.

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