Manchester United through the years; this week including - Cardiff City 3-0 win in 1960

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At Here Is The City, we have gathered together a few key critical facts that occurred at Manchester United from this week through the years.

Between the days of 24th November and the for ease, not wanting too rush into December. November 30th is the - full stop.

November 24th - 1951

Sir Matt Busby baptised the Busby Babes: A Manchester Evening News journalist penned a match report on United's stalemate at Anfield in the old First Division. Within the meat of his article Roger Byrne and Jackie Blanchflower appearing in their first full team match. The MEN scribe described them as the Busby Babes.

Roger Byrne making his debut in the Anfield encounter, played 280 times for Manchester United, bagging 20 goals. Jackie Blanchflower another Busby Babe made 117 United appearances netting 27 strikes.

November 24th - 1984

Too Electric: Mark Hughes, Sparky, and the Sunderland's David Hodgson both saw red cards, for a punch up at Roker Park. Manchester United lost 3-2 on Wearside. Bryan Robson and Sparky scoring for the Red Devils.

November 25th - 1998. Barcelona 3 - United 3

Keep calm - all aboard: In a fantastic engrossing tussle at the Camp Nou during a Champions League match Manchester United earned a draw with the Catalans. Dwight Yorke netting twice, his lethal partner in crime Andy Cole bagging the other goal.

Manchester United's next visit to the Camp Nou in a Champions League final was even more memorable at the end of the league campaign...

November 25th 2005 - a Red Devil passed away

A iconic charismatic United football player went to heaven in Cromwell Hospital, London - today. George Best left this earth at 1.05 PM due to a lung infection and multiple organ failure.

A minutes applause took place throughout the majority of matches up and down the world as the Belfast Boy was recognised for the game he adored.

November 26th 1960

Cardiff City 3 - Manchester United 0. Noel Cantwell made his United debut in this 3-0 defeat away to Cardiff at Ninian Park. When Cantwell tipped up at Old Trafford he was a twice double international performing for Ireland at cricket. Manchester United signed the Irish defender Cantwell from the Irons, for a record transfer fee in 1963 for less than £30,000.

Noel Cantwell, went onto the FA Cup although not a prolific goal scorer with Manchester United, playing a part as they defeated Leicester City 3-1 at Wembley Stadium. Cantwell made a total of 146 appearances for United, making his debut against the Bluebirds, scoring 27 goals in all competitions.

November 27th 1992

Sir Alex Ferguson, in the presence of United - chairman Martin Edwards shared a conversation with the Leeds United board. L'enfant terrible Eric Cantona is on his way to Manchester United - to alter the shape of football forever!

Amazingly; given King Eric's success across the Pennines during a Charity Shield treble against Liverpool, 4-3 at Wembley in season 1992-93, Leeds United would agree! After what was a simple conversation two chairman discussing the signing of Denis Irwin to Elland Road - to be rebuffed - within. Sir Alex Ferguson pulled off the coup of one his most magnificent signings. 

Cantona was awesome a marriage made in heaven with Manchester United, Le Roi led the Fergie - Fledglings, the Frenchman simply had the X - factor. Occasionally chemistry clicks.

November 28th 1951

Ian Richard Donald: A full-back under 4 Manchester United managers (Sir Matt twice) Wilf McGuinness, Frank O'Farrell and the Doc: was born in Aberdeen with a vague link to Sir Alex Ferguson. Ian's father one 'Dick' went onto appoint a certain Alex Ferguson as the gaffer of the Dons in June 1978. That worked out well then?

November 28th 1990

The Gunners destroyed at Highbury. Arsenal 2 Manchester United 6.

United thumped the north London side in a 4th round League Cup tie in this 4th round League Cup tie to go onto win the trophy. Hammering Brian Clough's - Nottingham Forest side 6-2 in the final, Lee Sharpe netted a magnificent treble, Clayton Blackmore, Sparky Hughes and Danny Wallace also on the Manchester United score sheet.

November 29th 1973

Ryan Joseph Giggs (born 1991) in Cardiff. Amazingly at 40 the Welshman is still going and could feature in the Champions League again this week.

November 29th 2006, the Neville brothers - Face-off

United 3 Everton 0. The first time the two brothers meet each other in a match. The Theatre of Dreams shouted and hollered loudly as a United son returned.

Goals from the unplayable Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrice Evra's first for the club, and John O'Shea.

image: © Paolo Camera

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