Only last week Manchester United hammered Leeds United 5-1 in the opening match of the 2021-2 season at Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandez weighing in with a hat-trick.

There have been many tremendous tussles between the two clubs down the years, not least in the 1960s and 70s when Leeds boss and former Manchester City captain Don Revie locked horns with United manager Matt Busby.

How well do you remember the Leeds and Manchester United matches of the past and the footballers who played in them? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

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The first match between Leeds and United took place at Bank Street stadium in Manchester. Around 6,000 fans saw Leeds City, as the club was then known, win the Second Division clash 3-0. In what year?

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In what year did Don Revie become Leeds manager? As a clue, Matt Busby had been in post for 16 years.

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Manchester United midfielder Johnny Giles left Old Trafford for Elland Road in 1963. What was the transfer fee?

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United striker Denis Law and Leeds defender Jack Charlton ended up wrestling on the floor during the infamous FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in March 1965. The match ended 0-0, but what was the result of the replay?

Denis Law in torn shirt squares up to Jack Charlton in the 1965 FA Cup semi-final
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Another epic FA Cup semi-final between the two clubs in 1970 went to no less than two replays. Leeds won the third match at Bolton’s Burnden Park with a goal from which player?

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Leeds centre half Gordon McQueen joined Manchester United in 1978 for a transfer fee of £495,000. How many league appearances did he make for the Red Devils?

Gordon McQueen signs for United with chairman Louis Edwards and manager Dave Sexton, January 1978
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Another player who crossed the Pennines from Leeds to Manchester was striker Joe Jordan. In what year did he join the Red Devils?

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The Charlton brothers, United midfielder Bobby and Leeds centre half Jack, were part of the World Cup-winning England team of 1966. How many senior caps did Bobby win for his country?

Bobby Charlton gets the better of Billy Bremner in a 2-2 league draw at Elland Road, October 1970
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The Red Devils were league champions in 1965, pipping Leeds to the title on goal average. How many points did both teams achieve?

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In which season did the Red Devils achieve their first double over Leeds? They won 3-1 at home and 2-0 away.

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