On This Day – The Busby Babes Born

24-11-1951: On this day in 1951 the term “Busby babes” was first used in an article in the Manchester Evening News. United had played a goalless draw at Anfield and Roger Byrne and Jackie Blanchflower made their debuts.

Manchester United team against Liverpool: Crompton, Carey, Byrne R., Blanchflower, Chilton, Cockburn, Berry J., Pearson S., Rowley J., Downie J., Bond

Source: The Official Manchester United Miscellany by James White, 2005


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