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While Sir Alex's men aim to lift a third European Cup in Moscow, the first United side to win the trophy will be honoured at a black-tie dinner held at Old Trafford.

All members of the 1968 squad will be in attendance on Thursday 29 May for a special event commemorating the Reds' first European triumph, 40 years ago.

United beat Benfica 4-1 (after extra time) at Wembley Stadium to complete the painful rebuilding process necessitated by the Munich air disaster a decade earlier.

David Sadler, who scored three times on the road to the final, said he hopes the present-day trophy is back at Old Trafford for the dinner.

“It would be marvellous if Sir Alex Ferguson's boys could [enjoy] success in Moscow," Sadler told the Manchester Evening News. "For the ‘68 boys it would be the icing on the cake.â€

Irrespective of the result in Moscow, Sir Alex will be the guest of honour at the Old Trafford event, which will take place in the Manchester Suite. A host of other high-profile guests, including Billy Connolly, are expected to attend.

A similar dinner will also be held in Dublin on Saturday 31 May.

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Thats good to hear ! Glory Glory Man United! What a win it was 4-1 against already champs Benfica and it was our first final ! Great ! All members will be present then ?
 

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Red Devil said:
While Sir Alex's men aim to lift a third European Cup in Moscow, the first United side to win the trophy will be honoured at a black-tie dinner held at Old Trafford.

Nicely deserved :)
 
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