Preston North End 0 Manchester United 2, Deepdale Stadium, English FA Cup Fourth Round, February 5, 1972. After suffering a narrow and unnecessary 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Football League, Manchester United beat Second Division Preston North End 2-0 at Deepdale in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Following a goalless first half, Alan Gowling notched up a double for the First Division giant as the striker found the back of the net twice in the second frame.
Chicago Fire 1 Manchester United 3, Soldier Field, Friendly Match, July 23, 2011. Manchester United came from behind to defeat Chicago Fire 3-1 before a 61,000 crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago. Cory Gibbs gave the hosts an early lead on 13 minutes, but second half goals by Wayne Rooney, Rafael da Silva, and Luis Nani handed United a well-earned win.
James Greenhoff, born Barnsley, England, June 19, 1946. Jimmy Greenhoff was in many ways the sheer epitome of the archetypal old fashioned centre forward who would always be at the exact right place at the exact right time. In a highly rewarding striking career, Greenhoff played for several clubs, including Leeds United, Stoke City, and Manchester United, before he hung up his boots for good in 1984.
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0, Old Trafford, English FA Cup Third Round, January 9, 2011. An early penalty goal by Ryan Giggs was adequate to overcome North West rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup Third Round. The Merseysiders, who were managed by former boss Kenny Dalglish, tried their best to score an equaliser as the derby match progressed, but the hosts held on for a deserved home victory.
Luigi Macari, born Edinburgh, Scotland, June 7, 1949. Although Lou Macari often underplayed his Italian roots, many regarded him as an icon for the Scottish-Italian community. In a professional playing career that lasted from 1967 to 1986, he was an attack minded and goalscoring midfield man who provided sterling service to Celtic, Manchester United, and Swindon Town. Macari also enjoyed a fine international career for his native Scotland, contributing five goals in 24 appearances for The Tartan Terriers.
Edward John MacDougall, born Inverness, Scotland, January 8, 1947. Ted MacDougall was on the books of Liverpool, York City, and Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic before he was bought by Manchester United head coach Frank O´Farrell for a transfer fee of 200,000 pounds in September 1972.
Manchester United 3 Manchester City 1, Old Trafford, English Football League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg, January 27, 2010. Manchester City´s search for their first major trophy since the 1975-76 season continued after the 3-1 defeat against Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Eastland´s club were 2-1 ahead from the first leg of the…
Manchester United Factsbook Feature: Denis Law, born Aberdeen, Scotland, February 24, 1940. Denis Law gave sterling service to Huddersfield Town, Manchester City, Torino, and Manchester United during a football career that lasted for almost two decades. All in all, the Scotland international striker managed to score an astonishing total of 300 goals in 585 first class matches for his various teams.
Manchester United 5 Sheffield United 1, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, August 23, 1975. After winning the Second Division in 1974-75, Tommy Docherty´s Manchester United took the First Division by storm the following campaign, and in their inaugural home game of the new season they were looking to give their fans something to cheer about after a year out of the top tier.
Manchester United 3 Sunderland 2, Old Trafford, English League Second Division, November 30, 1974. Manchester United came from behind to beat fellow promotion chasers Sunderland 3-2 in front of 60,000 people at Old Trafford. United were were trailing by one goal at the break, but the hosts hit back through goals by Willie Morgan and Sammy McIlroy.