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Another Must-Visit Fixture On Monday

Written by Newcastle Utd

The National Football Museum in Manchester is well worth a trip before United's visit to the Etihad

As United fans head south to get their 2013/14 season underway against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, there's good reason to arrive early in the city ahead of the 8pm kick-off.

The National Football Museum, which opened in Manchester city centre last year, is an essential part of any football trip to the city and is home to the world's greatest collection of football memorabilia.

The museum is home to the Hall of Fame where the greatest players and managers in the English game are celebrated, with Newcastle greats including Bobby Robson, Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer among those honoured.

A Newcastle legend from an earlier era, James 'Tadger' Stewart is featured, as his FA Cup Final shirt appears in the museum alongside the trophy itself, lifted by his teammates for the final time in 1910, before the now famous trophy design replaced it in 1911.

Every league club is represented in the museum, with favourite moments of each team's history available to listen to in the BBC Radio Football Commentary Archive and features like Around The Grounds giving visitors a look at the home of each club.

A special immersive film, called Our Beautiful Game, looks at a month in the life of English football: all over the country, at all levels, people of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes play the game in parks, streets and stadiums.

Of course there are always more stories out there, so the National Football Museum would love to hear from fans about which object they'd love to see on display in the museum, and what story it would tell.

Club legend or cult hero, glory days or grim realities; what's the one thing you'd put on display to tell the country why you love your club?

Let them know on twitter @footballmuseum or via facebook.com/NationalFootballMuseum

Entry is free, and the museum is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm (opens 11am on Sundays).