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United in the World Cup play-offs

Youngster Dylan Levitt is in the Wales squad that is set to take on Ukraine at the Cardiff City Stadium for a place in this winter's Qatar tournament (17:00 BST kick-off).

The Dragons are looking to qualify for the competition for the first time in 64 years, and their last participation kicks off our brief history of United’s involvement in the World Cup play-offs…


Jimmy Murphy was not present with the rest of the Manchester United side for our fateful return flight from Belgrade on 6 February 1958, as he’d just steered Wales to a 4-0 aggregate win over Israel in what was the first World Cup play-off.