United's first five World Cup semi-finalists
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in its concluding week, and as many as seven Manchester United players could appear in Tuesday and Wednesday’s semi-finals.
“a bit much”to ask for any more time off from his manager, despite Bobby and his brother Jack both starting the game. In 1969, on a This is Your Life programme dedicated to his son, he revealed that his overman had to keep him updated on the score and Bobby’s goalscoring exploits! Bobby subsequently won the Golden Ball, given to the tournament’s best player, and was later awarded the 1966 Ballon d’Or.
“Norbert, if we are to win the game today we have to stop their best player, Eusebio,”manager Alf Ramsey told Stiles.
“I want you to mark him.”
“Some said it was the finest game I ever played in an England shirt, but nobody needed to tell me that all my efforts would have come to nothing if Nobby hadn’t made himself the embodiment of our determination. He kept safe all our ambition and the hopes of all his countrymen.”