Captains Felix Healy and Steve Bruce shake hands ahead of the clash.
Captains Felix Healy and Steve Bruce shake hands ahead of the clash.

15 photographs of Derry City’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in August 1990

In August 1990 Alex Ferguson brought a star-studded Manchester United side to the Brandywell for a pre-season friendly which was only the club’s fourth run-out since lifting the FA Cup earlier that year.

Included in the starting line-up were Denis Irwin, Steve Bruce, Paul Ince, Brian McClair, Gary Pallister, Mike Phelan, Danny Wallace and Mark Robins, while Mark Hughes was in the travelling squad.

The side would go on to lift the European Cup Winners' Cup by defeating Barcelona 2-1 at the end of that season – their second European trophy.

But they could only manage a 1-1 draw at the Brandywell with Joe Hanrahan cancelling out Mark Robins’ first half opener for the visitors with a cracking strike in the 91st minute.

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