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Wilf McGuinness Interview

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An interesting interview with Wilf. For those of you who don't know, Wilf managed the team for a very brief period after Sir Matt retired. The appointment was not universally acclaimed by the fans or the players and there was a split in the dressing room. Wilf was relieved of his duties and Sir Matt took over until the end of the 1969-70 season. Wilf returned to managing the reserves and quit the club at season's end to manage in Greece.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/13/wilf-mcguinness-manchester-united-matt-busby-babes

 

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Fantastic interview...I have always had respect for Wilf.

But far as i'm concerned modern football begins in 1945 when  United hired Busby and not in 1992.

and if not for Munich, the Busby era would be similar to SAF era tallies of thropies.

All things considered Busby during his time he did manage to win the most league tiles - 5 despite Munich.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers each won 3

Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspurs, Everton - 2

Burnley, Chelsea, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Manchester City   - 1

 

I say Busby era lasted from 1945 to 1971.  Even if Wilf was the manager from 1969-70. Consider Busby didn't actually clear his desk during that time.

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That was a good but short interview. it's obvious he wasn't ready for a job that big but it was more down to Busby choosing him. Who wouldn't want to manage the biggest team in the country? just like Moyes and SAF. it's the greatest job offer which is you're not ready for but you accept anyway because what can be better than this. 

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1 hour ago, utd4life said:

That was a good but short interview. it's obvious he wasn't ready for a job that big but it was more down to Busby choosing him. Who wouldn't want to manage the biggest team in the country? just like Moyes and SAF. it's the greatest job offer which is you're not ready for but you accept anyway because what can be better than this. 

When Wilf was relieved of his duties, there was a rough dressing room split with the younger players like Kidd blaming the senior pros for the sacking. But in truth, Busby never really relinquished the reins at United, even when the Doc was there he was calling the shots on transfers.

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