There is a strange resemblance between the Old Trafford of December 1970 and today. As Sir Alex Ferguson watches the side which he built get rolled over under new management, the mind wanders to a similar period in the winter of 1970. Pat Crerand said of Sir Matt Busby that “He is Old Trafford”, so there was little surprise when the Bellshill born Scot returned to manage his beloved Manchester United. The man he replaced – Wilf McGuinness, is said to have shown little appetite for the job which was then, like now, the biggest job in British football. Wilf was a Manchester lad through and through and made his debut for the Red Devils against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1955 aged just 18. He played as a wing half which can be described as a crossover between a modern day winger and full back. His playing career was though brutally cut short at 22 following a broken leg. He continued […]
In spite of the on-field exploits of Manchester United, there remains a perception that their performances leave a lot to be desired. Is it Justifiable?
The world of football has evolved and changed into a competitive ruthless animal. THT looks back at times when football had more to it then just glamour, money and hatred. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool all feature in this tale from the history books.
The United Gaffer is all set to surpass the legendary Sir Matt Busby as the longest serving manager at the helm of Old Trafford affairs in the club’s 132 year history. TheHardTackle pays tribute to the unmistakable face of English club football.
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