Manchester United have been champions of Europe three times – in 1968, 1999 and 2008.
After a rare year away from continental football, the Red Devils make their Champions League return this evening, when they host Belgian outfit Club Brugge in the first leg of what should be a fairly easy qualifier.
United have still not recovered fully from the loss of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but they remain a big player on the Euro scene.
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Here are five reasons they can go all the way in this season’s Champions League.
5. Solid defence
Since Michael Carrick returned from injury in March, United have had the best defensive record in the Premier League. If the Red Devils, who have already kept two clean sheets in two top-flight games this season, can transfer that fine form into the Champions League, they will be very hard to beat, even for elite sides like Barcelona and Bayern Munich.