Many thanks to the unknown kid who, in 1968, diligently cut out all the instalments of The Hornet to complete this Bernard Briggs’ Album of Football ’68…
But compare and contrast the games played with the monstrous, sprawling number of fixtures that have to be played today.
1st Round: United 4:0 Malta Hibernian.
2nd Round: United 2:1 Sarajevo.
QF: United 2:1 Gornik.
SF: United 4:3 Real Madrid.
Final: United 4:1 Benfica.
Job done, Champions only need apply, get on with your lives.
For a longer and angrier critique on how they ruined all three European competitions read ‘Got, Not Got’, available online here.