This newspaper clipping, taken from March 1966, shows the opinion of referee Concetto Lo Bello that Manchester United were better than the International team, who went on to win the World Cup a few months later.

Concetto Lo Bello was an Italian referee who holds the record for taking charge of the most Serie A games. His career lasted 30 years and throughout the 1960s he was regarded as one of the world’s finest referees.

Two years after making these comments about United he refereed the European Cup final between us and Benfica at Wembley.

Newspaper clip from Manchester United football book