Date: 22nd December 2009 at 1:07am
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So, ten Champions League trophies meet when United face AC Milan in the last 16. They are our bogey team, without a single aggregate win against them even though we beat them at Old Trafford three out of four times.

I’ll write more about the game tomorrow, about the chances, the squads, the relative strengths but for now I must admit I’m happy that we have the chance of seeing David Beckham performing at Old Trafford again. It’s been a long time, Becks, but we’ll be delighted to see you again.

Here’s one thing I’m curious about, though. What would he do if he scored a 94th-minute goal from a free-kick to knock United out? How would he celebrate that goal? I hope we’ll never know.