Today marks the 58th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. May they rest in peace.
Manchester United fans will gather at the Munich Clock at 7pm this evening to sing the ‘Flowers of Manchester’ to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. The actual anniversary is this Saturday, but our game against Stoke is the closest home game to the date. Pictures from @Luzhniki2008 and @sistoney67.
70 years ago today Sir Matt Busby was given the job as Manchester United manager and the history of our football club was changed forever. His dedication to giving young, local players a chance set him apart from all other managers at the time. To mark the anniversary, RoM has brought out a PDF which [...]
On 6th February 1958, Manchester United suffered one of the grimmest fates ever to befall a sports team. Sir Matt Busby, manager of the great team, once said, ‘My life had been spared, though it still hung on only by a thread. I wanted to die.’ That is how close ‘The Busby Babes’ had become and just [...]
Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club’s rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law [...]
The word “legend” gets said a lot in football but rarely is its use accurate. When talking about Bill Foulkes, the former Manchester United defender who sadly passed away yesterday, the title sums him up well. Foulkes, born in St Helens, joined United when he was 18-years-old and played in the youth team, making his [...]
Mention the Cliff to the majority of those (I almost said supporters) who visit Old Trafford on a match day during this and recent seasons and they would more than likely get the impression that you were making a reference to some aging pop-star. But for others, who take pride in the history of United [...]
Around midnight, a knock came to the door of No.9 Archie Street a nondescript house like many others on the Ordsall Estate, a short walk from Old Trafford. There were similar unwanted knocks at other doors in the Manchester, Yorkshire and Ireland. Answering the door, Dick Colman came face to face with an airline official, [...]