Manchester United take on Fenerbahce at Old Trafford this evening as their Europa League campaign continues.
The Turkish side will certainly not be pushovers - although they’re struggling in ninth place in the Super Lig, Fenerbahce top Group A with four points from two games.
United, meanwhile, sit in third place in the group after a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord preceded a victory of the same scoreline against Zorya.
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It’s 12 years since United last played Fenerbahce, the two teams meeting in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2004-05 season.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s team cruised to a 6-2 win at Old Trafford before Fenerbahce extacted revenge in the form of a 3-0 win in Turkey thanks to Tuncay Sanli’s hat-trick.
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There have been a host of changes since their meetings in 2004. It’s crazy to think that Lionel Messi was relatively unknown back then, while Jose Mourinho has managed in Spain, Italy and Chelsea - twice.
That said, Arsenal fans are still waiting for the next Premier League trophy and England are still rubbish.
GiveMeSport has a look at United’s team in that 3-0 defeat.
The American won the FA Cup and League Cup in three seasons at Old Trafford.
Where is he now? Colorado Rapids
The Class of ’92 star enjoyed an illustrious career at United. He wasn’t as good as his brother, but nearly 400 appearances proves his unquestionable ability.
Where is he now? Football coach. Pundit for BBC Sport
He never did anything that got you out of your seat, but that he’s still plying his trade in the Premier League at the age of 35 shows his worth.
Where is he now? Sunderland
Until last season, Brown was still a Premier League player. It’s a credit to Ferguson’s managerial skills that he managed to get more than 350 appearances out of Brown for United.
Where is he now? Blackburn Rovers
Richardson lasted only five seasons in United’s first team before Fergie sold him to Sunderland in 2007.
Where is he now? Cardiff City
Ferguson admired the South African’s versatility. That’s perhaps the only reason he lasted seven seasons.
Where is he now? Retired
So good they named him twice, right?
Where is he now? Persipa Padalarang, in Indonesia
Before Paul Pogba was Fletcher. One of United’s finest servants, he is the only player in the XI who lasted longer than Fergie did in Manchester.
Where is he now? West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United is an anomaly in a career than has seen Miller play for AGF Aarhus in Denmark and Perth Glory in Australia.
Where is he now? Wilmington Hammerheads F.C., in the United States
One of the best players in United’s history. Fans will never forget the 2007-08 season, where Ronaldo’s 42 goals helped them win the Premier League and Champions League.
Where is he now? Real Madrid
Bellion scored on his United debut in a pre-season friendly against Celtic in 2003 but that was about as good as it got for the Frenchman.
Where is he now? Ligue 2 outfit Red Star F.C.
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