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CFR Cluj were, like Manchester United (Newton Heath), founded as a football club for railway workers. CFR stands for Căile Ferate Române - the national railway of Romania.

01/10/2012 15:36, Report by S Bartram, S Bibby
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Preview: CFR Cluj

Quote/unquote: "It was the match of our lives. Nobody believed in our team. We know we're the smallest club in the Champions League, but we have the quality to cause an upset." Rafael Bastos on Cluj's victory at Braga.

Sub-plots: Only in the dugouts. Sir Alex Ferguson and Ioan Andone have met before in the Champions League, and also in a 1986 friendly, when a Scotland side under Sir Alex's caretaker management comfortably overcame a Romania team which included Andone in defence.

Betting: United should maintain a 100 per cent start in Group H with an away victory over CFR Cluj. The Reds are 13/20 to pick up all three points, the draw is at 11/4 and the Romanian minnows are a 4/1 chance. Clean sheets have been kept in seven of United’s last nine away games in this competition and a Reds win to nil on Tuesday night is available at 33/20. Punters can open a bwin account and claim up to £20 in free bets with their first deposit.

More - Video: Reds vs Romanians | Gallery: Training for Romania | Sir Alex wary of Cluj

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