the past – tea-rooms offered the first, and at that time last, word in matchday catering. A plunge bath, billiard and massage rooms completed the grandeur.
As has so often been the case since, the surrounds of Old Trafford inspired those in Red. That first-day defeat apart, United went unbeaten at home for virtually a year, lifting the league title once more. Davies’ home for heroes had been fully realised.