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The Michael Knighton Fiasco

The Michael Knighton Fiasco

It was Saturday 19th August 1989, when Michael Knighton ran onto the Old Trafford turf in training top, shorts and boots. It was the opening day of the 1989/90 season and we were at home to new champions Arsenal. Knighton then proceeded to run towards the Stretford End surrounded by photographers, whilst attempting keepy uppy with a ball. In those days, Old Trafford had yet to undergo any major refurbishment of what we know today, I was in my usual place in the Stretford End, right in the middle of the red fence above the tunnel. When he kicked the...


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