1987

July 1: The banner says it all as Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and chairman Martin Edwards unveil new players Viv Anderson, left, and Brian McClair, right, at Old Trafford.

Full back Anderson, who came from Arsenal for £250,000, was Ferguson’s first signing at the club. He made 54 senior appearances from 1987 to 1991, scoring three goals.

Forward McClair signed from Celtic for a transfer fee of £850,000. In his first season for United he scored 24 league goals, becoming the first player to score more than 20 league goals in a season since George Best in 1967-68.

McClair made 355 senior appearances for the Red Devils scoring 88 goals. He moved to Motherwell in 1998.

 

1987

July 6: It’s all smiles as actor Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) is welcomed back to Granada TV’s Coronation Street by his screen wife Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth).

Tarmey had been absent from the soap for four months following heart surgery.

He was not the only character to take a break in 1987. Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch) left the show for three months to look after her seriously ill mother.

Actor Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) is welcomed back to Granada TV’s “Coronation Street” by his ever loving screen wife Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth). Bill has been absent from the soap for some months having undergone major heart surgery. 6th July 1987.

 

1968

July 6: Manchester City manager Joe Mercer contemplates the season ahead with coach Dave Ewing at Maine Road.

City were reigning First Division champions and hoped to repeat their success in the 1968-9 season.

They ended up finishing 13th in the league with 40 points, but won the FA Cup beating Leicester 1-0 at Wembley. Neil Young was the scorer.

Top scorer for the season was Francis Lee with 18 goals.

Manchester City Manager Joe Mercer seen here with Dave Ewing at Maine Road. Circa 1st July 1968