November 4th 1998:
Manchester United midfielder David Beckham and defender Gary Neville celebrate a crushing victory over Danish side Brondby in the first round of the UEFA Champions League.
The Red Devils won 5-0 with goals from Andrew Cole, Phil Neville, Dwight Yorke, Paul Scholes and Beckham himself.
It was to prove United’s finest season as they won the treble of the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup under manager Alex Ferguson.
It was also a memorable year for United’s current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He scored the 93rd minute second goal in the 2-1 victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final.
November 7th 1987:
Talk about a one-sided match… Manchester City win another ball in the air on their way to thrashing Huddersfield Town 10-1 at Maine Road.
There were hat-tricks for three City forwards in the extraordinary Division Two encounter – Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White. The other goal came from midfielder Neil McNab.
The Blues went on to finish ninth in the league under manager Mel Machin – one place above Oldham Athletic.
November 10th 1941:
Former Minister of Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook visits Manchester during World War II.
Appointed by Winston Churchill, Beaverbrook overhauled every aspect of aircraft manufacture from May 1940. He immediately raised targets by 15 per cent, swiftly replaced underperforming managers and released German Jewish engineers to work in factories.
He famously made an appeal for the nation’s pots and pans to turn into Spitfires!