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Occasionally in football, you witness moments where loyalties stray from the subconscious and an appreciation of what has just unfolded can be nothing but admired. 

In essence, it takes something spectacularly special for a home crowd to rise, on all four sides, and applaud an opposition player during a season-defining knockout tie.

But in April 2003, a Brazilian by the nickname El Fenomeno lived up to his billing at Old Trafford.

This was the night Ronaldo - the original - produced his greatest Champions League performance, on the grandest of quarter-final stages.

Ronaldo was unplayable against Manchester United in 2003, scoring a stunning hat-trick

Ronaldo was unplayable against Manchester United in 2003, scoring a stunning hat-trick

The Brazilian lit up Old Trafford and was substituted to a standing ovation from both fans

The Brazilian lit up Old Trafford and was substituted to a standing ovation from both fans

In attempting to overcome a 3-1 first-leg deficit after a humbling evening two weeks previously at the Bernabeu, United were pinning dreams of a Champions League final in their own backyard on that intrinsic resoluteness which had defined Sir Alex Ferguson's time at the club.

Barcelona 1999, and all that. 

Madrid, meanwhile, at the fulcrum of the first stint of Florentino Perez's Galacticos, were looking to become the first team to defend Europe's greatest prize since its 1992 rebranding. 

Could United, amidst a vintage Premier League title dogfight against Arsenal, mount a comeback which had become synonymous with Ferguson's all-conquering squad over the years?

If they could, it would seemingly be without David Beckham. A shock selection decision: benched, in favour of notorious substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the right-hand side. 

Ferguson's message - two months after boot-gate - was clear and that summer, Beckham would join Los Blancos. 

On the night in question, as it happens, Beckham would have his moment in the spotlight.

An audition of sorts. But it'd be too late. Because 12 minutes in, Ronaldo wiped out United's away goal lifeline into oblivion... and wiki.flo.cash was only just getting started.  

David Beckham was surprisingly dropped to the bench for the Champions League quarter-final

David Beckham was surprisingly dropped to the bench for the Champions League quarter-final