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Pereira’s class act at the Theatre of Dreams


Manchester United 3 Ipswich Town 0

Andreas Pereira was the star attraction at the Theatre of Dreams as United eventually overcame a plucky Ipswich Town to advance to the next round of the League Cup. Read the full story

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Well done City, happy to share 35 years with you


They are Manchester United’s beloved neighbours so it’s only fair that we pay homage to one of City’s blue ribbon days. 28 February 1976 was when Manchester City last won a trophy after the 2-1 defeat of Newcastle United in the League Cup Final at Wembley. The bottom line is that if you’re under 35 years of age it’s an event that you have not seen the like of since. If you’re in your early fourties, here’s something which may stir some of those distant memories. The big question now is whether it will take City ANOTHER 35 years before winning some sort of silverware?

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A career cruelly cut short – Norman Whiteside


Football can offer many rewards both financial and otherwise for those who are successful yet the good days can come to an end at a relatively young age. One such player was Norman Whiteside whose career was certainly not so much a fairy tale as a roller coaster ride of wonderful highs and devastating lows because of chronic injuries.

He will always be remembered for being the youngest at everything. At 17 he was the youngest United player to play for the first team since Duncan Edwards, the youngest to score in an FA Cup Final and the youngest to appear in the 1982 World Cup Finals for Northern Ireland. Those same finals saw him break the previous record set by Pele as the youngest player ever to appear in a World Cup aged 17 years and 41 days old.

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