Beating Manchester United might be seen as a fairly easy thing to do in this era of football, but earlier in the century, the Red Devils were one of the toughest sides around.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 3, 2019
Sir Alex Ferguson’s United sides were iconic for how hard they were to break down, yet in 2003, with a young Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI that would go on to win five Ballon d’Or’s in his career as accolades from Transfermarkt show, West Brom managed to best the Premier League giants in a 2-0 win in the League Cup.
The result remains a memorable one for Baggies supporters, and West Brom decided to honour the game with a video on their official Twitter account showing the two goals on the night, a video that plenty of Albion fans on social media enjoyed.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about the famous win against United 16 years ago, with plenty of supporters recalling a young Ronaldo being given a hard lesson in playing in England…
That night was so memorable for me personally
— BaggiePear (@DazlaPrice) December 3, 2019
Sean gregan knockin lumps out of a very young christiano ronaldo walked from the m5 coz traffic was gridlocked…..missed the first goal
— Stephen D (@dobo86) December 3, 2019
Ronaldo was terrible that night.
— C Scrivenić (@CalScriven) December 3, 2019
Class match and great goal
— Michael Farmer (@baggieboyfarmer) December 3, 2019
Christiano Ronaldo just starting out on his Man Utd Career.We beat them 2-0.
— graham langford (@grahamlangford2) December 3, 2019
Great night @BaggieJohnFlan
— Jonathan Andrew Ward (@jaward916) December 3, 2019
West Brom were unable to keep up their magical run in the League Cup that year, though, as the Baggies were shortly eliminated by Arsenal in the next round of the competition.