Truly Reds needs your help. While doing a Google image search I came across this photo of the 1982 Manchester United Youth team. The problem is that only a couple of the youngsters can be identified. Fifth from the left at the back is certainly Norman Whiteside, next to him looks like Mark Hughes but I can’t tell who the rest of the boys are. United reached the final of the FA Youth Cup that year but were beaten by Watford following a 2-3 away defeat and a 4-4 home draw after extra time. The squad for that final may help jog some memories but it must be pointed out that not all members of that squad are necessarily in the photo.
Among the many benefits of being a Manchester United fan, one of the biggest are the special memories that stays with you during your lifetime. European Cup nights in the Theatre of Dreams are without doubt some of the very best but even amongst those, some nights stand out above others. Each one is memorable in its own way but for pure drama the European Cup Winners Cup quarter final second leg against a Diego Maradona led Barcelona in March 1984 was arguably the best.