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This is a thread for you to bring out certain incidents, facts and stories about our club through the years and any of its personalities which one might not be aware of.

I'll start off.

This one's about Herbert Bamlett.
During his time as a referee, he was appointed to take charge of the our FA Cup quarter-final match against Burnley in 1908/09 season. The match was played at Burnley's Turf Moor ground where the weather conditions were horrible, with snow falling heavily. With only eighteen minutes to go and Burnley winning 1-0, Bamlett called it a day and abandoned the match. A replay was organised which United went on to win 3-2!

We went on to beat Newcastle United in the semi-final and Bristol City in the final at Crystal Palace to take home the Cup.

Bamlett,meanwhile, went on to manage United in the late 1920s. ;)

With relation to Sir Matt, in addition to managing United he also guided the British Olympic football team to a semi-final place in the 1948 Olympics and was Manager of Scotland in 1958, giving an eighteen year old by the name of Denis Law his first cap.

Jimmy Murphy,who was Sir Matt's first signing at the club who went to serve us faithfully as assistant manager till 1971,had missed the tragedy at Munich because of his commitments as manager of the Welsh national side.

Then,he heroically guided his patched up team to an emotionally charged Wembley Cup Final against Bolton Wanderers,losing 2-0.

This might be well-known to some of you,nevertheless,

In 2000,Ferguson announced he would retire at the end of the 2002 season and could have had a dream ending to his career in his home city of Glasgow with the Champions League title but Leverkusen had other ideas.We finished trophyless that year and many believe,it was this set-back that made Ferguson postpone his retirement,he then signed a new three-year deal, and the Scot appointed former Portugal and South Africa coach Carlos Queiroz as his new assistant at Old Trafford. He also smashed the British transfer record to land defender Rio Ferdinand from Leeds for the 2002/03 season.

Finally, its worth pointing out that Steve Bruce also shares the same birthdate as Sir Alex on New Year's Eve.
 
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Did you know?

The preparations for the 1991 European Cup Winners Cup Final were fraught with problems.

First the kit was left behind, then United keeper Les Sealey forgot his passport and finally United winger Andrei Kanchelskis was held at customs until a valid visa could be issued by the Russian Embassy.

Manchester United won the game versus Barcelona 2-1 at the Feyenoord Stadion on 15th May 1991.

Mark Hughes scored twice for United, with Koeman scoring for Barcelona.
 
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Two pairs of brothers have helped United win an FA Cup final-Brian and Jimmy Greenhoff in 1977 and Philip and Gary Neville in 1996.

On both occasions the opposition was Liverpool.
 

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DID YOU KNOW ? The statue's base is hollow and contains two bales of scarves left by fans as a tribute following the legend's death in 1994. SIR MATT BUSBY 1909-1994
 

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did u now that liverpool played us off the park for 90mins and we still got 3 points yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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DID U KNOW???

The yellow and green kit worn in 1992 was a throw back to the days pre-manchester utd when the club were known as Newton Heath LYR (lancashire and yorkshire railway / railwaymen) they were the original colurs the team played in 100 years before 1992 when they became official league members in 1892 and went on in 1902 to change the name to Manchester Utd. I always remember that classic Cantona volley @selhurst park wearing this jersey lol
Also as far as i'm aware the ground name Old Trafford came from the fact that a Irish family called the 'De Traffords' owned the land on which the club played and on which the stadium now known as Old Trafford was built. Being irish myself im rather proud of this.... lol
 

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Two pairs of brothers have helped United win an FA Cup final-Brian and Jimmy Greenhoff in 1977 and Philip and Gary Neville in 1996.

On both occasions the opposition was Liverpool

im very proud!!!!!
 
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