Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1969 FEBRUARY 26: George Best was in top scoring form when Manchester United took on Rapid Vienna in the first leg of European Cup Quarter Final at Old Trafford.

The Northern Ireland winger rattled in two goals with Willie Morgan adding the third in a 3-0 victory. The return leg in Vienna was a 0-0 draw, so United went through 3-0 on aggregate.

The Red Devils lost the Semi Final 2-1 on aggregate to Italian giants AC Milan. Bobby Charlton scored the solitary United goal in a 1-0 win in the home leg.

Milan beat Ajax Amsterdam 4-1 in the final.

1974 MARCH 1: George Rodgers celebrates becoming the new Labour MP for Chorley.

He polled 25,440 votes to beat the sitting MP, Conservative Constance Monks, by just 405 votes. …

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