Manchester United's first choice here is a player who has made Liverpool his home—as an Everton regular. Phil Jagielka was born in Manchester and has gone on to become a key player for both the Toffees and England. Wes Brown was a Manchester United youth kid who possessed extraordinary skill. He moved to Liverpool when he was 16 years old.
Jagielka and Brown have never played for United against Liverpool, but another two players who were born in Manchester have done so. They are Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Giggs is one of the most successful players in British history and has won almost every award there is to win during his career. Scholes is his brother by just five minutes and they are the only two siblings to have played for Man United in the same team. They both broke into the team at the same time and helped the club win its third Premier League title in 2009. Before making it as professional footballers, they both had successful careers with Manchester United as youths before Scholes switched to play alongside Giggs.
Other players who were born in Manchester but have played for Liverpool include John Aldridge, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, David Fairley, and Jordan Henderson. Aldridge is the top scorer for Liverpool with 57 goals, while Rush is the oldest player to score in the Premier League with age 32. Gerrard is the most decorated player in Liverpool history with four trophies.
Beardsley, Peter Beardsley is the only player to have appeared in both Manchester and Liverpool's red and blue halves. After playing one game on loan at Old Trafford in 1983, Beardsley came to Anfield from Newcastle in 1987, where he won two league titles and the FA Cup during his four-year stay.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United players Peter Beardsley only played once for Manchester United, although he also played for Liverpool and Everton. He went to Old Trafford from the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1982 and returned to Canada after one unsuccessful season.
Manchester United has produced several fantastic footballers throughout its history, who have helped the team achieve the peak of success in club football. Here are 10 great players who played for Man United.
George Best: George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger. He is considered one of the greatest players in the history of football and Manchester United's main icon. Best started his career at Derry City before joining St Mirren in Scotland where he earned a move to English First Division side Manchester United in 1959. At Old Trafford, he became a key element of the "Busby Babes" youth system that also included Wilf McGuinness, David Pegg, and Eric Harrison. The team won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, which made them the first team from outside England to do so.
Best made his debut on 4 November 1958 against West Bromwich Albion and scored his first goal two weeks later against Leeds United. He quickly established himself as a fan favorite at the club and was named Player of the Year by the Manchester United fans in both 1961 and 1962. In total, Best played 266 matches for the Red Devils and scored 105 goals.
After eight seasons with Manchester United, Best left the club to join Irish club Distillery in 1964.
Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, and Liverpool and Everton players Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson all reside in the Golden Triangle of Cheshire towns or enormous mansions in lush villages like Knutsford.
Other famous people from Cheshire include comedian Peter Kay and band members Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Rick Wright (Family Reed).
Cheshire is rich in sports stars. It's home to many professional rugby players including Lewis Hamilton and Joe Johnson. Baseball player Gary Thorne is from near Chester while tennis player Michael Campbell lives in Runcorn. Footballers who come from Cheshire include Paul Scholes, Phil Bardsley, David James, Lee Sharpe, and George Weah. Rugby league players who are from Cheshire include Jason Taylor, Sam Tomkins, Kevin Locke, and Chris Riley.
Football is by far the most popular sport in Cheshire. The county town of Chester is known as the "Home of English Football". Other large cities with teams in the English League are Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and Birmingham.
The oldest recorded game of soccer was played in 1866 between local Chester clubs Dingle and Rockwell. Today, these two teams compete in the highest division of English soccer: the Premier League.
The rest of the series will be released over the next three weeks. Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager of Manchester United for a long period. He won 27 titles and has a stand named after him at Old Trafford. But, if Fergie represents the current Manchester United and the club's recent accomplishments, Sir Matt Busby is the grandpa who started it all. He was a successful player himself during his days at Sunderland and Aberdeen, and later became one of the most important figures in Manchester United history.
Busby was born in Scotland and raised in North America. He returned to Britain in order to play football for English sides Sunderland and Aberdeen. The Scottish-born manager took charge of United in 1955, just as they were about to be relegated from the top flight. He helped them regain their place at the top of the table and led them to victory in the FA Cup in 1960. He stayed at the club until his death in April 1974 at the age of 63. After retiring as a player, he went on to win several more trophies at United.
Sir Alex Ferguson has said that if it wasn't for Sir Matt Busby, he wouldn't have become a football manager. So, he is considered the father of Manchester United.