October 6, 2001:

Talk about bending it like Beckham… The Manchester United midfielder did precisely that when he scored with a free kick for England against Greece in a crucial World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford.

David Beckham’s goal came deep into injury time when England were trailing Greece 2-1 and looked to be heading for a tricky play-off against Ukraine.

Five previous long-range free kicks had failed, but Beckham stepped up to secure England’s place in the 2002 World Cup finals in Korea and Japan.

October 13, 1962:

Manchester United and England midfielder Bobby Charlton takes on the Blackburn defence during a First Division match at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were beaten 3-0 by their Lancashire rivals in what turned out to be a disappointing season as far as the league was concerned. United, under manager Matt Busby, finished 19th and only just avoided relegation.

The FA Cup was a different story. The Red Devils defeated Leicester City 3-1 in the final at Wembley with two goals from David Herd and one from Denis Law.

Bobby Charlton for Manchester United (centre)Picture taken during Manchester United verses Blackburn Rovers. Circa 1962/1963

October 23, 1969:

In echoes of today, there were shortages of groceries on shelves in 1969 – this time due to a bakers’ strike in the North West.

Shoppers are waiting patiently for a new delivery at the bread counter of Lewis’s Manchester department store. The queue looks like it’s stretching round the floor!

Lewis’s in Market Street closed in 2001. The store then re-opened as Primark.

Scores of shoppers line the counter at Lewis's