With Ronaldo making a spectacular return to Manchester United, our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on football coincidences and connections down the years.

They include former Manchester City captain Don Revie ending up as manager of Leeds United and then signing midfielder Johnny Giles from the Red Devils.

There’s also the extraordinary coincidence of England skipper Bobby Moore spending his early days at West Ham playing with not one, but two future City managers!

How well do you remember the Manchester football scene from bygone years? Why not test your knowledge in our popular quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Future England captain Bobby Moore made his West Ham league debut against none other than Manchester United. The result was a 3-2 win for the Hammers, but in which year?

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Bobby Moore’s team-mate at West Ham was future Manchester City manager John Bond. Which other City manager also played for the club in Moore’s position of Number 6?

Bobby Moore with West Ham team-mate and future City manager John Bond, August 1958
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In what year did Don Revie sign Manchester United midfielder Johnny Giles for Leeds United?

Don Revie, left, signs Johnny Giles from Manchester United
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Former Peterborough manager and chairman Barry Fry, pictured, started his football career as an apprentice at Manchester United. What other North West club did he play for?

Bolton Wanderers player Barry Fry practising outside Old Trafford, August 1964
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Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel ended his playing career at Manchester City in the 2002-3 season. Peter’s son Kasper, also a Danish international goalkeeper, plays for which team?

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In what year did John Bond take the reins as Manchester City manager at Maine Road?

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In what year did deep-lying centre forward Don Revie move from Hull City to Manchester City for a transfer fee of £25,000?

Manchester City skipper Don Revie in action against local rivals United, January 1955
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Striker Denis Law played for both City and United during his distinguished career. What Italian club did he join for a season in 1961, scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances?

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Which club did John Bond manage immediately before coming to Manchester City? By coincidence, his son Kevin played for them too.

City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan and manager John Bond
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After eight years in the German Bundesliga, midfielder Owen Hargreaves played for United from 2007 to 2011 and then City for a season. Which German club did represent, scoring five goals in 145 league appearances?

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