Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2007-08 Manchester United team have been named the best English side in Champions League history ahead of Liverpool’s 2018-19 winners.

The Red Devils successfully retained the Premier League title in the 2007-08 season before lifting the Champions League trophy with a sensational win over Chelsea in Moscow.

FourFourTwo compiled the rankings and insisted that the United 2007-08 was simply the “best English side to win the Champions League.”

Cristiano Ronaldo finished top scorer in the Champions League as United beat Roma and Barcelona en route to the final.

Ferguson’s team is still widely revered for the effective attacking trident of Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.


And United’s 2007-08 squad bolstered an incredible roster of world-class talent, including Paul Scholes, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Edwin van der Sar.

FourFourTwo added that the 2007-08 United team would have had a “better” treble than United’s 1998-99 counterparts had it not been for their FA Cup exit to Portsmouth.

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side from the 2018-19 season finished ahead of United’s 1998-99 treble winners.

The Reds overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the semi-final by producing a sensational 4-0 comeback at Anfield in the return leg.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi ensured a 2-0 victory for Liverpool against Tottenham in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano.

FourFourTwo described the 2018-19 Liverpool team’s performance in the final as an example of how to “never feel under threat over the course of 90 minutes.”

Posted below are the top 10 English sides to have played in the Champions League, according to FourFourTwo.

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10. Chelsea (2007-08)

9. Manchester United (2010-11)

8. Arsenal (2005-06)

7. Manchester City (2020-21)

6. Chelsea (2011-12)

5. Liverpool (2004-05)

4. Chelsea (2020-21)

3. Manchester United (1998-99)

2. Liverpool (2018-19)

1. Manchester United (2007-08)

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