February 10, 1978:

Newly signed centre half Gordon McQueen gets a warm welcome from Manchester United fans at Old Trafford.

Scotland international McQueen arrived from Leeds United for a transfer fee of £500,000. He went on to make 184 league appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 20 goals.

The 6ft 3in defender helped United win the FA Cup in 1983 before moving to Hong Kong club Seiko SA in 1985. He won 30 caps for Scotland from 1974 to 1981, scoring five times.

February 6, 1971:

Manchester United midfielder Ian Bowyer takes on Arsenal defender Peter Simpson during the First Division encounter between the two clubs at Highbury.

Arsenal won the match 1-0 with a goal from John Radford. It was a historic season for the Gunners as they achieved the ‘double’ of winning the league and FA Cup.

Bowyer won both the League Cup and European Cup Winners Cup with City in the memorable 1969-70 season. He made 49 league appearances for the Blues, scoring 13 goals, before joining Nottingham Forest in 1973.

Arsenal Double winning season action 1970 - 1971

February 7, 1945:

More than 2,000 workers from Vickers Armstrong Aircraft march through Manchester to protest against threatened redundancies.

By the end of World War II, the Vickers’ workforce had helped build 1,080 Lancaster bombers as well as 79 Avro Lincoln aircraft. The Lancaster first saw service in 1942 and became the RAF’s principal heavy bomber.

Unfortunately the march was in vain as aircraft production ceased in the North West in December 1945.

2000 Vickers Armstrong Aircraft workers in Manchester