Match Of The Past: Manchester United
Now a global brand and institution, there was a time when Manchester United was not as successful as it is now. The story of this club is one that is told much more effectively elsewhere, but this afternoon we are continuing our summer series of video compilations with a collection of Manchester United related highlights from the years between between the end of the second world war and the close to the beginning of the Premier League era. Regular televised league football didn’t begin in England until the mid-1960s, so our first videos are compilations of matches from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. These are followed up with a First Division match from 1971 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Next up comes the second leg of a quarter-final match against Barcelona in the 1984 European Cup Winners Cup, and lastly a match which has been described as one of the key moments in the clubs transition from “Big Club” to “Global Power” – a League Cup match against Arsenal at Highbury from the 1990/91 season.
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