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John Aston: The United unsung hero of 1968


Every Manchester United man was a hero in that unforgettable 1968 European Cup Final but a young John Aston was the most unlikely one. He can recall the details of the day he ruled Europe as if it were yesterday, from the fezes on Wembley Way to a celebration dinner featuring the Joe Loss Orchestra and the £2,000 bonus which helped him buy his first house. Aston explained to Matt Barlow in an exclusive interview for Mail Online ‘Strange because some things from last week seem like 10 years ago’ smiles Aston, but really not that strange. It may be 43 years ago, but not every day do you eclipse George Best, Bobby Charlton and Eusebio with a man of the match performance as Manchester United seize their place in history as the first English team to win the European Cup.

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Sadler says ‘United were also underdogs in 1968’


Former Manchester United defender David Sadler was one of the first English players to win a European Champions Cup Winners medal when Benfica was defeated 4-1 at Wembley in 1968 and remembers that night as if it was yesterday. He has some wise words of advise for United as they head to London – once again as underdogs, in their attempt to lift the cup for a fourth time.

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Sadler says 'United were also underdogs in 1968'


Former Manchester United defender David Sadler was one of the first English players to win a European Champions Cup Winners medal when Benfica was defeated 4-1 at Wembley in 1968 and remembers that night as if it was yesterday. He has some wise words of advise for United as they head to London – once again as underdogs, in their attempt to lift the cup for a fourth time.

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