Tag: Manchester United

Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Manchester United, February 1976

It’s likely to be over this coming weekend. Leicester City are one win from the Premier League trophy, and it still feels as though quite a few people believe that we are living in a dream at the moment. And that win might come at Old Trafford, from a trip to play Manchester United, so this morning we’re spinning back to the 1970s for an episode of Granada TV’s The Kick Off Match. Leicester City entertain Manchester United on this FA Cup Fifth Round weekend – these matches were actually played on the 14th February 1976, not as per...

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Video of the Day: FA Cup – Oldham Athletic vs Manchester United, April 1990

There is a case for saying that the eighth of April 1990 is one of the most significant afternoons in the history of English football. With English clubs still banned from European competitions, the FA Cup still held a significance that it doesn’t have today and will never have again, and both FA Cup semi-finals were being shown on the BBC. Most significantly of all, of course, these were the first FA Cup semi-finals since ninety-six people lost their lives on the decrepit terraces of Hillsborough just under a year earlier. Few wanted to admit it, but there was...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Aston Villa, January 1983

Aston Villa will be relegated from the Premier League this weekend, and it is perhaps appropriate that their match over the course of this two days sees the club travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United, fellow founder members of the Premier League but also club that has often seemed to have some sort of hold over Villa. What a different world it was on New Year’s Day 1983. Liverpool were six points clear of Nottingham Forest at the top of the Premier League, with Manchester United, under the guidance of Ron Atkinson, in fourth place, eight points...

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Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United, March 1979

The mid-to-late 1970s were a traumatic period in some ways for both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Both clubs seemed to suffer after emerging from the shadow of a giant of a manager – Matt Busby in the case of Manchester United and Bill Nicholson in the case of Tottenham Hostpur. Both had been relegated and bounced straight back – United in 1974 and Spurs three years later, and by the spring of 1979 both clubs were both back in the top flight and trying to figure out a way of stopping the recent domestic dominance of Liverpool in...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Manchester United, November 1971

Manchester City vs Manchester United has, since the former of those two clubs were suddenly enriched by money from the Middle East, become a fixture which carries a resonance that reverberates through the entire Premier League. This is no longer merely tornado of a local rivalry which only affects those close to its eye. This season, of course, these two clubs are not fighting for the championship itself, as they otherwise have been in recent years. But a place in next year’s Champions League is still at stake, and for all the criticism that has been thrown at Louis...

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