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Free entry to Manchester United v Derby County

Premier League 2 - Man Utd U23 v Derby County U23 - Read More


21/08/2016 17:30,


Premier League 2 | Monday 19th September, kick-off 19:00 | Old Trafford | Turnstiles open 18:00

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s stars – don’t miss the first of only three opportunities in the 2016/17 season to see Warren Joyce’s under 23 side in action at the Theatre of Dreams.

United U23s take on Derby County at Old Trafford on Monday 19th September. With entry on the night free of charge, this is the perfect opportunity for younger supporters to experience a competitive match at Old Trafford and support our stars of the future.

Turnstiles will open at 18:00 on the night and you don’t need tickets – all you have to do is simply walk-up to the turnstiles. Car parking will also be free; parties arriving by coach should use N2 car park.



1966 World Cup final shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst could fetch £500,000 at auction

Geoff Hurst during the 1966 World Cup final

The football shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds at auction.

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Sir Geoff became the first and only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final during England’s historic 4-2 triumph over West Germany at Wembley.

The auction on July 12 will come almost 50 years to the day of the game – England’s greatest footballing triumph.

The red long-sleeved jersey, with the famous Three Lions badge on the front and the number 10 in white stitching on the back, was going on display at Sotheby’s auction house in London today ahead of the sale next month.

Striker Sir Geoff, who went on to make 49 senior appearances for England, scoring 24 goals, was awarded a place in the starting line-up after striker Jimmy Greaves was injured earlier in the tournament.

He went on to guarantee his place in English football history by scoring the game’s decisive goals.

Geoff Hurst’s football shirt, pictured in 1998, sold for more than £90,000 in 2000

Auctioneers Sotheby’s estimate the cotton Umbro jersey will attract bids of between £300,000 and £500,000.

Gabriel Heaton, a specialist at the auction house, hailed a ‘really special, unique item’.

He said: “Half a century on, the immense importance of this match to the English game and nation is being underlined once again with the extensive commemorations of the match’s 50th anniversary.

“This shirt, worn by the match’s star player, is the most significant obtainable artefact relating to this historic match. It represents a legendary moment in the annals of English football, and a sporting achievement that has never been repeated in half a century.

“It’s a really special, unique item – there is a premium attached to it and it’s these sort of items that increase in value over the years.”

The shirt has been auctioned before – in 2000 it was sold by Sir Geoff for more than £90,000, Mr Heaton said.

The jersey will go on display at Sotheby’s auction house in central London ahead of the sale on July 12.

The famous final gave rise to one of the most iconic sayings in English football, when Bolton-born BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme said “some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over. It is now” as Sir Geoff’s final goal went in.

The F A Cup 2016

Crystal Palace V Manchester United

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Highlights 2016 FA Cup Final

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