To whet your appetite ahead of Sunday afternoon’s FA Cup third round match with Liverpool, here’s some classic encounters in league and FA Cup. Starting with the 1977 FA Cup final through to Gary Neville’s now infamous victory celebration in front of the Liverpool supporters at Old Trafford in 2006. Add your own favourites in the comments section.
Macari wins Cup Final for United, Wembley, 1977
United beat the all-powerful Liverpool to the 1977 FA Cup, with goals from Stuart Pearson in the first half and then Lou Macari’s winner, cannoning in off Jimmy Greenhoff’s chest and into the net past Ray Clemence.
United win away, Anfield, 1981
United win at Anfield in this classic ’80s mud-fest. Goals from defenders Kevin Moran, who also conceded a penalty, and Scottish full-back Arthur Albiston won the day for United.
Three all at Anfield, 1994
One of the best encounters of the ’90s saw United take a three goal lead through Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs and Dennis Irwin, before being pegged back by the jubilant Scousers.
Eric wins FA Cup final for United, Wembley, 1996
Eric Cantona scores with four minutes to go at Wembley to hand United the trophy and a ‘double double’. Within a year Cantona had retired and the Kop demanded that the Frenchman return when United had won 18 English titles. Welcome back Eric!
Late double seals United cup win, Old Trafford, 1999
Part of United’s historic ’99 treble season, the Reds’ two late-late goals sealed an FA Cup Fourth round win at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury time winner almost lifted the roof off a euphoric Stretford End.
Government announces dole cut, Anfield, 1999
Despite scoring twice the Dippers still manage to get beaten by a dominant United side.
Diego Forlan scores twice, Anfield, 2002
Poor old Jerzy Dudek allows one effort to go through his legs and gifts Diego Forlan another as the Uruguayan scores twice at Anfield to sealed legendary status amongst the United faithful!
Wayne Rooney strikes at the Kop End, Anfield, 2005
Former Everton forward Wayne Rooney scores United’s winner at the Kop end. The striker took some abuse on the day and was more than happy to repay the compliment!
Gary Neville shows what it’s all about, Old Trafford, 2006
Gary Neville is a red, is a red, is a red, he hates Scousers!
Dimitar scores a hat-trick, Old Trafford, 2010
The Bulgarian scored a brilliant hat-trick, including a stunning overhead kick and another he started and finished as United ran out comfortable winners earlier this season.
11 thoughts on “Classic United v Liverpool”
The FA Cup comeback in 1999 ranks as one one of my top 3 all-time favourite United matches. There were so many ‘classic’ games in that one season alone.
There was also that game back in 2002/03 where we beat them 4-0 at Old Trafford……does anyone remember that one?
The Cantona goal was the best ever against the Filth,how he scored it only Eric knows,people said it was a crap Cupfinal!but it was my Birthday and it made things even sweeter that day,please Berbatov another hatrick please!
20LEgend, Cole and Yorke, fucking hell that is dirty – also Dennis Fucking Irwin, what a quality player
Fergie likes to piss off everyone with his mindboggling team selections and for that reason i reckon its a draw all day. I think if he went with the team that most of the fans would pick, we’d be an attacking force and would be far too strong for them.
If Scholesy is available he has to start. If he starts Neville, then either Nev or Scholes will be sent off for sure.
FABIO. FERDINAND. VIDIC. EVRA.
NANI. SCHOLES. FLETCHER. GIGGS.
CHICKEN TIKKA. ROONEY.
Olly GUNNAR SALT SELLER.
Brilliant videos, huge smiles watching them.Fantastic.
My favourites from ones provided Ole Gunnar and Red Nev cos he winds up Dippers.
A little reflection from the videos, i just hope the atmosphere at Old Trafford tommorow will be like the 1999 and before seasons loud and proud.
My favourite all time United result against Liverpool in the Fa Cup United 3 Liverfail 0 season 47/48 at Goodison Park cos I was there. pmsl
Bring it on tommorow, Cmon You Reds.
Fuck my old boots Scotster! How fuckin old are you for fucks sake. You be expecting a card from the queen soon or what? Stan Pearson and Albert Quixhall in shorts that were ankle length.
@Ted “Fuck ma old Boots” can i take a rain check on that? I am 19 full of fun.
I dont want no Queens near me! simple as! 🙂
Enjoy the match the morrow mate, its gonna be magic!
I never sleep well knowing them twats are next. And sleep even less if they beat us.
If even half of your predictions came true, we’d be in the bottom 3 right now.