United’s history with away goals

Another defeat to Germans came in 2010. This time it was Bayern Munich who broke our hearts, as Arjen Robben’s volley helped them draw 4-4 on aggregate, even after we had raced into a three-goal lead in M16.

But the away goals rule wasn’t always bad news. Ron Atkinson’s Reds got past Dukla Prague in the 1983 Cup Winners’ Cup, due to scoring twice in Czechoslovakia, as it was known back then.

And two years ago, Marcus Rashford’s penalty in Paris levelled the tie but, crucially, put us through as it made the scoreline 3-1 at the Parc des Princes, after PSG’s 2-0 win three weeks earlier.

The abolishment of away goals will provide managers and players with something else to think about in Europe, but as we’ve seen that might not necessarily be a bad thing for United!


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