As Premier League football returns after the international break, our Nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester United managers from the 1940s to the 1980s.

How well do you know the big names who were ‘at the wheel’ before Sir Alex Ferguson started his memorable reign in 1986? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Walter Crickmer was club secretary at Manchester United before becoming manager from 1937 to 1945. A faithful club servant, he died in the Munich air disaster of February 1958. Who did he succeed as United manager in 1937?

Walter Crickmer celebrates with players after clinching the First Division title, April 1957
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Dave Sexton managed United from July 1977 to April 1981. But which club did he join United from?

Dave Sexton watches his United team salute the fans at the end of the season, April 1979
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In what year were United relegated to the Second Division under manager Tommy Docherty?

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Ron Atkinson managed United from June 1981 to November 1986, winning the FA Cup twice. In 1983, the Red Devils beat Brighton in the final after a replay. Who did they beat in the 1985 FA Cup Final?

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The score was 1-0

Which player did Tommy Docherty describe as ‘much better in terms of all-round ability and skill’ than Pele or George Best?

Tommy Docherty, left, with new signing, midfielder Jim McCalliog, March 1974
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In what year was Wilf McGuinness sacked as United manager after only 18 months at the helm?

Matt Busby, right, announces Wilf McGuinness as the next United manager, April 1969
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Which club did Dave Sexton manage after being dismissed by United in April 1981?

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Frank O’Farrell was another manager who lasted just over a year at Old Trafford from June 1971 to December 1972. Which Scottish international did he sign for a club record transfer fee of £120,000 in February 1972?

Frank O’Farrell in the United boot room, December 1973
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Matt Busby’s United team became the first English club to win the European Cup when they beat Benfica 4-1 at Wembley in May 1968. Which United player was voted Man of the Match?

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Which club did Ron Atkinson leave to join United in June 1981?

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