MANCHESTER UNITED, on their way to Scarborough for an overnight stay before their big FA Cup quarter-final tie at Hull, enjoyed a spot of lunch at Huddersfield's George Hotel.
They were met by Town secretary Harry Beever, who handed over tickets printed in readiness for a replay, which would have taken place at Leeds Road.
United manager Busby told an Examiner reporter he hoped Hull would be beaten at the first attempt to negate the need for a return to Town!
Speaking on behalf of his team, Busby explained that after an 'incident' at the cup final the previous year, the players had put an embargo on press photographs.
But he willingly posed with Beever for the Examiner snapper.
United beat Hull 1-0 but then lost by the same scoreline to eventual winners Wolves in a semi-final replay at Goodison (the sides had drawn 1-1 in the first match at Hillsborough).
During United's cup run the season before (they enjoyed a 4-2 Wembley win against Blackpool) Town's ground had been borrowed for their fifth-round tie with Charlton.
Old Trafford was still out of use because of Wartime bomb damage, so United were sharing Maine Road.
However Manchester City had also been drawn at home, leaving United to find an alternative venue for a match won 2-0 in front of 33,312.
Leeds Road also hosted a quarter-final second replay between Sunderland and United in 1964, when 54,952 saw Busby's side romp to a 5-1 success.
Town's fourth-round second replay against Stoke in 1971, when the Potters won 1-0, took place at Old Trafford.