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
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.