MANCHESTER UNITED FANS, 1963 FA CUP FINAL, WEMBLEY - WELL OFFSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY
In 1963, five years after the Munich air disaster, Manchester United struggled in the league. They had to fight until the very last day of the season to avoid relegation, but avoid it, they did, and Matt Busby headed into the FA Cup Final with a team of, what he called, ‘big game players’. Leicester, who’d just finished fourth in the top league, were asked to play in white by the BBC because their usual blue home jerseys would be indistinguishable from the red of United in a black-and-white television broadcast. It all ends 3–1 to United, and as Paddy Crerand, Noel Cantwell, and Maurice Setters celebrate with the crowd, throwing the trophy into the air, Gerry Cranham is there to capture it. You can see him on the Pathé footage, just as the commentator claims that this Cup win is proof that Matt Busby has rebuilt Manchester United after the tragedy at Munich.
Choose from A2, A3 and A4. Absolutely spectacular fine art prints. Hahnemühle Photo Rag 310gsm, 100% Cotton, bright white paper. A lovely embossed stamp in the bottom corner, some MUNDIAL branded tissue paper, and a sticker to round things off. These are hand made to order and will take approximately 5-7 working days to dispatch.
This photograph comes courtesy of the incredible Well Offside archive.