April 23, 1968

Manchester United defender Tony Dunne gets some last minute treatment to his knee before facing Real Madrid in the semi-final of the European Cup.

The Red Devils won the first leg at Old Trafford 1-0 with George Best scoring the only goal.

The second leg at Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium, in front of a 125,000 crowd, ended in a 3-3 draw. On the scoresheet for United were Bill Foulkes and David Sadler with an own goal coming from Zoco.

United won the final against Benfica 4-1 after extra time on a humid night at Wembley, becoming the first English team to lift the European Cup.

April 18, 1969:

Manchester City footballer Mike Doyle proudly wears his club’s FA Cup Final strip before taking on Leicester City at Wembley.

The Ashton-under-Lyne midfielder and centre half was celebrating a week later on April 26th as the Blues defeated Leicester City 1-0 with a goal from Neil Young in 24th minute.

Doyle, who joined City as a youth player, made 448 league appearances from 1965 to 1978, scoring 32 goals. He also won five caps for England

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April 21, 1939:

Soldiers from the 9th Manchester Territorial Army demonstrate how to use a Bren light machine gun during a recruitment drive before the start of World War II.

The Bren gun was made in Britain from the 1930s and was a licensed version of the Czechoslovak ZGB 33 light machine gun.

A late version of the gun was still in use in the Falklands War in 1992.

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