Why was Sir Alex Ferguson at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night?
Our iconic boss somehow didn't go to watch what had promised to be a more thrilling game as Manchester City hosted Liverpool
On the night that Manchester United thrashed AS Roma in their own stadium, only 11 years earlier, Sir Alex Ferguson was same place same time, only no longer on the touchlines.
He was watching for an entire 90 minutes how the home were team heroically crushing Barcelona hopes of progression in the tournament and met with AS Roma legend Francesco Totti, now club director.
The truth was revealed by Roma owner Jim Pallotta. That's what he said after the game: ''That’s why I made Sir Alex come here, to bring good luck.''