Back in the changing room, underneath South Stand, the three Reds were over the moon. They used phrases like “a dream come true” and “absolutely incredible” to describe the experience. I can't disagree.
But that's only half the story. In January the United contingent travels to Barcelona for the return leg at the Nou Camp. The Reds are in a commanding position – United lead 3-1 – and hope to return to Manchester crowned Betfair Penalty Champions. But anything could happen in Spain. After all, even the best players in the world sometimes miss from 12 yards. Just ask Wayne Rooney.