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Man Utd weren't even present on the day the most fans ever turned up (©GettyImages)
Man Utd weren't even present on the day the most fans ever turned up (©GettyImages).

The Prawn Sandwich brigade

The highest attendance at a football match held at Old Trafford is 76,962 - and Manchester United weren't even playing.

It was in fact the FA Cup semi-final between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town on 25 March 1939. Now converted to an all-seater, the Red Devils will never be able to beat this record unless they redevelop the stadium.

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