Having built one of the greatest teams ever seen in England, the unfortunate occurrences of 1958 had devastating effects on the Busby babes, and the following years were very much a re-building process for the Club. Matt Busby had to start all over again combining old with new, and after reaching the semi-finals in 1962, United were back at Wembley in 1963 to face a Leicester City side that had finished that season in 4th and were very much the favourites heading into the match.
The 'big freeze' of 1963 had virtually brought the football season to a standstill for two months, with some third round matches not completed until mid March, and when the back-log of fixtures finally subsided the final itself was played 3 weeks later than originally planned under the newly refurbished Wembley roof.
If Denis Law was later to be known as 'The King', it was a performance like this that earned him that accolade. He opened the scoring after half-an-hour and then continued to terrorise and harass the Leicester defence. His goal came courtesy of Crerand's pass, and Law swivelled to shoot past Banks in the Leicester goal.
David Herd scored again mid-way through the second half, and after Leicester had pulled one back, it was Herd again who sealed the victory with only five minutes remaining. The new United had won their first honour of a their new era, and Irishman Noel Cantwell led the team up the Wembley steps, but who knew then that this would be the start of another golden era for the Club, in which they would reclaim the League Championship and attain European glory.
Now relive this historic victory for one of the World's greatest Clubs, when tragedy became triumph and United were back winning trophies once again.