Tag: Manchester United

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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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Liverpool, April 1968

This evening at Old Trafford, Manchester United face the herculean task of overcoming a two goal deficit against Liverpool in the second leg of their Europa League match. It’ll certainly be a tall order, and between this match and their FA Cup replay against West Ham United next week, the overall complexion of the club’s season may well come to be defined over the next five days or so. If there are any consolations that Manchester United supporters can take from all of this, it’s probably that this state of affairs won’t last forever. The financial might of the...

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Video of the Day: Reading vs Manchester United, August 1970

Football clubs have always been a bit of a bunch of suckers for pre-season tournaments. With sponsors more than happy to throw money at them and the opportunity to raise a little money from gate receipts, the temptation to give players a bit of a run out in something approaching a competitive environment has long been an offer too good to pass up. The arrival of The Watney Mann Invitiation Cup – better known as The Watney Cup – was one such curio. Running from 1970 until 1973, it pitted the two highest scoring teams from each division of...

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