Tag: Manchester United

League Cup Final Of The Day: Liverpool vs Manchester United, 1983

For all the hubris surrounding modern managers, on a European level at least there will only be one Bob Paisley. Paisley was the manager of Liverpool for just nine years, and in that time his club were the champions of England on six occasions, the champions of Europe three times and the winners of the League Cup on three occasions, a golden period for the club that it may never see again. He joined Liverpool in May 1939 and stayed at Anfield until his retirement at the start of 1992, as a player, physiotherapist, coach, manager and director, giving...

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Video of the Day: Ipswich Town vs Manchester United, March 1980

Manchester United travel to Shropshire this evening to play Shrewsbury Town in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with a now familiar cloud hanging over Old Trafford. Last Thursday’s defeat in Denmark in the Europa League has turned up the tension between the supporters and the playing staff of the club just that little bit more, and a trip to the modest surroundings of a League One club which should make for a comfortable evening’s work now feels as if it may not be completely straightforward after all. Manchester United have had fallow periods before, of course, with...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Barcelona, March 1984

Manchester United travel to Denmark to play FC Midtjylland in the Europa League this evening. Whilst many may be looking forward to having a run in a different competition without the perils of having to play the likes of Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, there will doubtlessly also be some United supporters who would happily jettison their involvement with this year’s competition in order to focus on their increasingly uphill battle to maintain their Champions League place for next season. A win will be the very minimum expectation for supporters wearied by a season that still hasn’t quite got...

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Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United, December 1970

The extent to which Manchester United’s period of flux in the years following the retirement of Alex Ferguson have their parallels with those following the retirement of Matt Busby are almost eerie. Busby had taken over at Old Trafford in 1945, eventually retiring in 1969, a year after reaching his goal of making United the first English champions of Europe. Busby announced his retirement in January 1969 for the end of that season. His replacement was a former player who had operated on the fringes of the Busby Babes, Wilf McGuinness. McGuinness had been a Manchester United player at...

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Video of the Day: Sunderland vs Manchester United, November 1984

In November 1984, Sunderland were mid-table in the First Division whilst Manchester United were chasing the league championship. Sunderland had spent the previous fifteen years bouncing between the top two divisions, winning the FA Cup in 1973 whilst in the Second Division. Manchester United, of course, had not been the champions of England since 1967 and had spent reasonably lavishly in the early 1980s under Ron Atkinson in an attempt to close the gap on Liverpool, their biggest rivals and the dominant team of the era. This particular season, however, Liverpool were struggling. On the morning of the 24th...

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