Date: 24th April 2011 at 9:56am
Written by:
Sir Matt Busby George Best Paddy Crerand

United put in the shadows by winning the European Cup in '68

You could almost feel sorry for the people of Stockport, just when they finally see their beloved club come within touching distance of a first trophy since 1976 they then learn it could come only half an hour after United make history yet again.

According to reports in today’s papers are unhappy at the fact that Manchester United’s 12.45 kick-off with means The Reds could win an historic 19th half an hour before the FA Cup final.

The People notes:

“Premier League chiefs last night insisted they WON’T delay Manchester United’s potential winning game at Blackburn even though it could overshadow neighbours City’s attempts to win their first trophy in 35 years.

“If results go United’s way they could clinch a record 19th league onMay 14th – half an hour BEFORE play Stoke in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

“Some senior figures and fans believe United’s game should be delayed 24 hours to allow the final to be given proper prominence.”

It all has the feeling of 1968 when won their first league in over 30 years only to see The Reds become the first English club to lift the European Cup a week later.

Never mind, with a bit of luck we can do our ‘noisy neighbours’ a favour by winning the league before the game at Ewood.

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