Behind to CFR 1907 Cluj inside 15 minutes, Manchester United FC bounced back to record their 100th UEFA Champions League victory thanks to two typically deadly finishes from Robin van Persie.
Both sides had begun Group H with wins and the hosts took an early step in the right direction against United with a Pantelis Kapetanos goal on 14 minutes. Wayne Rooney set up Van Persie to level close to the half-hour mark, however, and the same combination provided what proved the decisive goal four minutes into the second period to leave the Romanian team wondering what might have been.
We started the match badly, but we achieved a positive result. It is very hard to come back, especially in away matches, but we were the better team.
Sir Alex Ferguson, United manager
They dominated us physically and we were not capable of managing our 1-0 lead. I really hoped for a positive result, but we made mistakes.
Ioan Andone, CFR coach
|1||Mário Felgueiras (GK)||1||De Gea (GK)|
|44||Stăncioiu (GK)||13||Lindegaard (GK)|
|Ioan Andone (ROU)||Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)|
|Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)|
|H||CFR Cluj||Man. United|