First XI

Wars of the Roses

September 22, 2011
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
Arrests were made after another bitter encounter between Leeds United and Manchester United on Tuesday. Here, ESPNsoccernet looks at a rivalry that has raged for almost 50 years.

Manchester United 0-0 Leeds United (FA Cup semi-final, 1964-65)

Though the Wars of the Roses give the rivalry historical context, it was not until the 1960s that the clubs' enmity began in earnest.

Leeds, promoted in 1964 under Don Revie and having developed a reputation for violent and ...

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