Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Manchester United's Old Trafford Centenary: 10 games that define 'Theatre of Dreams'

February 19, 1910: Manchester United 3-4 Liverpool A diving header by Sandy Turnbull, a 26-year-old Scot who was to die seven years later in the trenches, christened Old Trafford. United had moved from their crumbling Bank Road ground to their new home, one described in the Sporting Chronicle as "the most handsomest, the most spacious and the most remarkable arena. As a football ground it is unrivalled in the world, it is an honour to Manchester and the home of a team who can do wonders when they are so disposed." They were not so disposed that afternoon as a 3-0 lead was squandered against an already familiar foe.

Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, has been open for 100 years.

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The ground's place in the folklore of British sport is firmly established, and to celebrate, here we remember ten games that define the 'Theatre of Dreams'.

Source: Independent