Anderlecht were its champions.
"I have just got to say that we ran up what has to be regarded in football circles as a cricket score because we played darned well! I was becoming accustomed to see the great team of those days playing well, but they excelled themselves that night.
"It was, in fact, the finest exhibition of teamwork I had ever seen from any side either at club or international level."
European Cup preliminary round 2nd leg
26.09.56, Maine Road
(Viollet 4, Taylor 3, Whelan 2, Berry)
United: Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Viollet (pictured), Pegg.