Our alphabetical list of United's connections with Portugal concludes with Q to Z...
T is for ‘ten per cent of the budget’
The cheeky comparison of his own resources with those at the Reds’ disposal, made by soundbite-seeking Jose Mourinho in 2004, following his side’s second round first-leg win against United. He had a bigger budget this year with Inter, but revenge was ours.
R is for the River Douro
This waterway holds many happy memories for United’s travelling faithful. On its picturesque banks, the Red army gathered to party in the sun – and imbibe the odd bottle of Superbock – before the quarter-final second-leg game at Estadio das Antas in 1997.
S is for Sombrero
The soon-to-be-famous souvenir sported by George Best on the way home after he cut loose and single-handedly destroyed Benfica on their own patch (see ‘U’) in the 1965/66 European Cup quarterfinal. S is also for Stadio da Luz, the stadium where it happened.