• The two sides first met in April 1957 when the 'Busby Babes' travelled to Madrid...
  • ...to take on reigning champions Real in the European Cup semi-final. Real featuring Alfredo Di Stefano, defeated United 3-1 at the Bernabeu
  • The return took place at Old Trafford two weeks later
  • United matched the great Real side blow for blow
  • But a 2-2 draw saw the English champions bow out 5-3 on aggregate
  • United and Real next met in a friendly at Old Trafford in October 1959 - with the Spanish champions romping to a 6-1 win
  • However, United exacted revenge nine years later, winning 1-0 in the first leg of the 1968 European Cup semi-final
  • With George Best grabbing the only goal at a packed Old Trafford
  • The two sides fought out a 3-3 thriller in the second leg at the Bernebeu
  • David Sadler was among the scorers as United progressed to the final, eventually lifting the European Cup on an unforgettable night a Wembley
  • It was another 22 years before United and Real met again, United earning a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Madrid
  • United looked well placed to progress but were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline in the second leg at Old Trafford
  • With Roy Keane's first half own goal setting the tone for a forgettable night for United
  • The two sides met again at the same stage two years later - but with a similar end result
  • Paul Scholes and Fernando Hierro compete for the ball as Real won 3-1 in the first leg at the Bernabeu
  • Ronaldo bagged a superb hat-trick in the return as Real went through despite losing 4-3 on the night
  • Roberto Carlos speaks to David Beckham after the final whistle - Beckham would go on to join Real's Galacticos that summer

Utd v Real: Past meetings

The two sides first met in April 1957 when the 'Busby Babes' travelled to Madrid...