Trawling by way of the archives, it turns into clear this can be a file – final time period, we solely performed 5 instances in October, whereas the bottom post-Struggle determine registered was the thrice we competed in 2014.
There have been 5 events the place now we have performed eight instances within the tenth month of the calendar 12 months. The Reds had been stored busy in 1971, 1976, 1981, 1984 and 1994.
In 1971, United carried out beautifully, going unbeaten within the first seven of the fixtures earlier than dropping 1-0 at house to Leeds United. George Finest scored in 4 of the video games and a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield City featured strikes from every of the Trinity – Finest, Denis Regulation and Bobby Charlton.
5 years later, Tommy Docherty’s aspect had an up-and-down spell which included a 4-0 reverse at The Hawthorns and a 7-2 thumping of Newcastle United, with Gordon Hill bagging a hat-trick. A well-known sport kickstarted October 1981, with Bryan Robson signing on the pitch earlier than Sammy McIlroy’s treble within the 5-0 thrashing of Wolves however two defeats to Tottenham adopted in that interval, along with a candy 2-1 triumph at Liverpool, due to Arthur Albiston’s late winner.