4. Wayne Rooney vs Fenerbahce (H) 6-2, 28.09.2004
As good a debut as there has ever been, the teenager's first appearance since injury had cruelly ruined his fun at Euro 2004 suggested a fee in excess of £25 million was going to be money well spent. Taking to Champions League football like the proverbial duck to water, Wayne's confident free-kick in front of the Stretford End to seal a hat-trick had everybody visualising just how big an impact he would have.
5. Ryan Giggs vs Juventus (H) 3-2, 01.10.1997
The Welshman also produced a stellar display away to the Bianconeri in 2003 but this was a swashbuckling display that underlined his position as one of the best in Europe. The fact United bounced back from conceding a first-minute goal to Zinedine Zidane was largely due to Giggs' masterful form and his searing strike was one of the club's very best in Europe's premier competition as Angelo Peruzzi was left with no chance.
6. Tommy Taylor vs Athletic Club (H) 3-0, 06.02.1957
Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in Bilbao, the Busby Babes staged the most miraculous of comebacks under the Maine Road floodlights with England's centre-forward wreaking havoc. Jesus Garay may have been highly regarded but the defender had no answer to Taylor's power. Not only did Tommy score the equaliser on aggregate with a mixture of finesse and sheer brute force, he also hit the woodwork and outpaced Garay to tee up Johnny Berry's winner. "It was Tommy's match," enthused assistant manager Jimmy Murphy. "He played some of his best games in the European Cup and this was one of them."
7. Ji-sung Park vs AC Milan (A) 3-2, 16.02.2010
Sometimes the best performances are not the most