‘Manchester United didn’t fancy it’: Bournemouth’s FA Cup shock recalled

United play in the Premier League on Saturday at Bournemouth, scene of their famous third-round defeat of 1984. We remember one of the great giant-killings

Harry Redknapp said it was the greatest day of his life, Ron Atkinson thought Manchester United were a disgrace. This weekend brings a historic first meeting of Bournemouth and Manchester United in the league, but that does not mean Saturday’s fixture at Dean Court has no history. On the contrary their 1984 third-round FA Cup tie, one of several to bring the clubs together over the years, was one of the greatest of all upsets and one of the most fondly remembered.

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