Wilf McGuinness is Manchester through and through and the perfect man for the role of Football Aid's Manchester United Ambassador.
(Wilf McGuinness is pictured above right with Clayton Blackmore, Managing the Away team at our match at Old Trafford in 2007)
He was Sir Bobby Charlton's Captain for England Schools, and one of the famous Busby Babes under the late Sir Matt and his assistance Jimmy Murphy. A full international with England, he once famously remarked that Bobby Charlton and Wilf have 108 Caps between them, Bobby got 106!
Although a player with United from 1955-59, Wilf McGuinness is mainly remembered for his coaching and brief manager spell at United. When Sir Matt retired in 1970, he asked Wilf to manage Manchester United, a dream for a young coach of 31 years of age and although he took United to 7 Cup Semi-Final games in 18 months, they did not win one and Wilf was asked to resign.
With his quick fire wit and tales from the world of football, Wilf is now a much sought after dinner speaker and can be found at Old Trafford on match days helping with corporate hospitality.
Speaking in 2003 Wilf summed up what it meant to the players due to play so soon after the Champions League Final "To think Football Aid players will play at Old Trafford three days after the Champions League final is the stuff boyhood dreams are made of."