UEFA Champions League
05/03/1997, Old Trafford
MANCHESTER UNITED 4
(May 22, Cantona 34, Giggs 61, Cole 80)
FC PORTO 0
United: Schmeichel; G Neville, Pallister, May, Irwin; Beckham, Johnsen, Giggs; Cantona, Cole, Solskjaer. Subs not used: Van der Gouw, P Neville, Cruyff, Poborsky, McClair.
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Manchester United's 4-0 destruction of FC Porto on 5 March 1997 ranks amongst the greatest European games ever staged at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese club - champions of Europe ten years previously - arrived in the quarter-final as one of the favourites to win the competition again, having blasted through the group stage with 16 points from a possible 18. But their reputation would soon be in tatters against a rampant Reds side featuring Eric Cantona, in what proved to be his final season, and a still-youthful Ryan Giggs.
It was defender David May who paved the way to victory, however, when he prodded home a loose ball after Porto keeper Hilario parried Gary Pallister's header. Cantona and Giggs then netted either side of the break before Andy Cole wrapped up the proceedings and practically rendered the second leg in Portugal a mere formality.