Manchester United Trash Anderlecht
Sir Matt Busby was the manager at Manchester United from 1945 to 1969, taking The Reds to both League and Cup honours. When he died on 20 January 1994, a vast amount of fans turned out to pay their last respects and two years later a bronze statue was unveiled in honour of the man who was known as Mr. Manchester United.
In September 1956, Manchester United were the first English club in history to enter the European Cup and drawn against Anderlecht The Reds started the Preliminary Round in style with an impressive 2–0 away victory. The Belgian Champions were not expected to be a hard task in the Second Leg in Manchester, but the ease which Busby’s youngsters disposed of their opponents was quite enough to set up a new record score. Relentless pressure broke down Belgian resistance as jet heeled left winger David Pegg tormented the Anderlecht defence throughout the match, while inside forward Dennis Violett showed his greatness scoring four goals. After going into a comfortable 6–0 lead at half time, the confident Manchester United players began the second half as they had left the first and shortly after the resumption the irrepressible Dennis Violett netted his fourth goal of the encounter. The Busby Babes went on to create a piece of Manchester United history as they hit three more goals before the last whistle, making the final score read 10–0.