MANCHESTER UNITED surged into the knockout stages of the Champions League after beating Braga — and a blackout.

The lights went out in the second half with United trailing 1-0. But they stormed back to retain their 100 per cent group record and boss Alex Ferguson believes they can shine all the way to glory.

Fergie roared: “I think in terms of the history of our club, we should have won the European Cup more.

“I want to win it again and get into the bracket of winners like Liverpool, our biggest rivals, Bayern Munich and Ajax.

“I think AC Milan and Real Madrid have got separated from the rest of the bunch but that definitely drives me on a bit in Europe.”

Ferguson has won the trophy twice during his 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

He added: “I get really frustrated when I think about the opportunities we have had to win it in the past.

“But you can’t be too greedy.

“I look at my career and I have won two European Cups and Cup Winners’ Cups and I am extremely proud of that.”

Three goals in the last 10 minutes won it for United as substitute Robin van Persie lobbed a 25-yarder, Wayne Rooney smashed home a penalty after he had been brought down and Javier Hernandez bundled in a third.

Ferguson added: “In Robin we have bought a player of great maturity at the peak of his career. He looks after himself and is a really fit lad.

“Hopefully he will give us four or five years because so far he has been absolutely fantastic this season.”