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| February 4, 1993: Talk about a blast from the past! Manager Alex Ferguson and four of his players dress Edwardian style to launch Manchester United's yellow and green third kit.

Lurking under the fake old-fashioned moustaches are Lee Sharpe, Mark Hughes, Paul Parker and Eric Cantona.

The kit was modelled on photographs of a former Newton Heath shirt on display at the Old Trafford museum.

The laced collars didn't fare well on the pitch; opposition players liked to grab hold of them to wind up Cantona and his more fiery colleagues!

| February 6, 1984: Shoppers stop and stare as breakdancing comes to the rainy streets of Manchester.

The athletic style of street dance rose to prominence in America in the 1970s.

It featured in several popular films of the early 1980s, including Flashdance, Wild Style, Breakin' and Electric Boogaloo.

| February 3, 1966: United and England midfielder Bobby Charlton welcomes the official 1966 World Cup mascot, World Cup Willie, to Manchester.

Little did Charlton know then that host nation England would go on to become world champions at Wembley in July the same year.

England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time in a tumultuous final that still represents the pinnacle of national football achievement.

Top scorer for the tournament was Portugal's Eusebio with nine goals.

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