February 20 1972:

Women working at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium meet together to form their own football team.

The venture was the idea of Blanche Rashman from Prestwich, pictured signing up players before taking them on their first training session.

The team consisted of women who helped out in the bars and development office at Old Trafford as well as friends and relatives.

February 14 1992:

Future Manchester United star Nicky Butt holds off the challenge of Eddie McCullagh during an FA Youth Cup match against Tranmere Rovers.

Midfielder Butt was a member of the all-conquering ‘Class of 92’ team which also included David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

Butt spent 12 years in the United first team, winning no less than six premier league titles, three FA Cups, the UEFA Champions league and the Intercontinental Cup. He moved to Newcastle United in 2004.

He was capped 39 times for England from 1997 to 2004.

Nicky Butt

February 14 1932:

Manchester City half-back Jimmy McMullan poses for a press photo during the 1931-32 football season.

McMullan joined the Blues from Glasgow club Partick Thistle in February 1926 for a transfer fee of £4,700. He was 30 at the time, having also played for Third Lanark and Maidstone United.

The skilful defender made 220 league appearances for City, scoring 10 goals, before joining Oldham Athletic in 1933. He also won 16 caps for Scotland from 1920 to 1929.
Jimmy McMullan