I apologise for wallowing in nostalgia, but please permit me to enlighten some of our “younger” fans about the greatest period in football history of Manchester United’s Youth FA Cup Final triumphs!
We won this particular Cup Final Trophy on five, I repeat FIVE, successive years, 1953, 54, 55, 56, and 57 under the managerial genius of Sir Matt Busby! Besides Big Duncan, other names that spring to mind, who gained winners’ medals, were Coleman, Cope, Whelan, Pegg, Scanlon, Jones, Pearson, Dawson, Lawton and many others who went on to a first team career with us or other top Clubs
Of those young players, we all know of the ones whose careers were cut so devastatingly short not long after that Golden United Youth Period. However, now is not a suitable moment to elaborate, and I will therefore only continue on commenting to the above article.
I am not saying that the 1992 winning team was not as good as those early 1950s players, because those later guys can also be mentioned with the same admiration and respect as those players from the past.
Sir Matt started this magical Manchester United association of youth within our Club; Sir Alex has continued it in equal fashion; long may this golden vision policy continue!
United ‘til I die!