Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today.

Our main image this week shows two young United supporters outside Old Trafford as fans queue for tickets to the Fifth Round FA Cup tie against Burnley. The date is February 1965.

The wait was worth it as United won the home match 2-1 with goals from Denis Law and Pat Crerand.

Matt Busby’s Red Devils then went on to reach the semi-finals of the competition, going out 1-0 to Leeds United in a replay at the City Ground, Nottingham.

Leeds skipper Billy Bremner broke United fans’ hearts by scoring in the 89th minute.

Revenge was swift as the Red Devils beat Leeds to the First Division title on goal difference as both teams finished on 61 points. Leeds lost the FA Cup Final as well, beaten 2-1 by Liverpool.

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Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade
The 1964-5 season was eventful off the pitch too with the construction of the first cantilever stand in time for Old Trafford to host 1966 World Cup matches.

Pillars were removed in the United Road (north) stand to give fans an uninterrupted view. The stand was extended to hold 20,000 spectators, 10,000 of whom would be seated.

Our second photo, from May 2013, again shows dedicated United fans outside Old Trafford.

This time they’ve been well and truly soaked waiting for United’s victory parade after winning the Premier League. The Red Devils were top with 89 points while local rivals Manchester City were second on 78 points.