1946-1948 Arsenal (33 apps, 1 goal) An Irish footballer who left Manchester United for Tranmere before the Second World War and never played again. He returned to Old Trafford after the war ended and played for them until he moved to Arsenal in April 1948. He made 33 appearances and scored one goal for his new club.
Wynne Christian is the only player to have represented both United and Arsenal. He made his debut for the Red Devils on 29 August 1895 in a 3-1 win over Lincoln City and went on to score three goals from 25 appearances. In 1896-1897 he moved across town to Woolwich Arsenal where he scored seven times in 27 games as they finished as league runners-up to Derby County. He then moved back to Manchester United for the 1897-1898 season but only appeared in two matches before leaving again. This time to join Southampton for £1000 ($15,500 in today's money). He stayed with the Saints for eight seasons, scoring 75 goals in 161 appearances, before moving back to United for the 1905-1906 season. He died at the age of 44 in February 1948 after suffering from tuberculosis.
Christian Wynne was the first player to be born in Ireland to British parents. His father was Welsh and his mother was Irish.
The Manchester United icon also spent time with Arsenal. The player made just one appearance for the Gunners during his four-year stay at the Emirates. He then went on to play for Bristol City and Newcastle City before making his record move to Manchester United.
He died in April 2016, aged 58.
The midfielder had a short but successful career in England after being spotted by Brian Clough while playing for Leeds United's youth team. He joined Nottingham Forest as a teenager and helped them win the League Championship in 1971 before moving to Arsenal a year later.
During his time at Highbury, he became a fan favourite due to his energetic style of play and accurate free kicks. After helping the Gunners win the FA Cup in 1974, he moved to United where he won two Premier Leagues, one FA Cup and one UEFA Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.
He finished his career back in London with Bristol City, where he ended his career as captain. He left the club when they merged with Newcastle United to form Newcastle United FC.
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32 football players Manchester United has had 32 Republic of Ireland footballers play for them. This is the highest number played by either team and demonstrates the deep-rooted connection between these two clubs.
Both teams share a passion for developing young talent and many successful Irish players have first tasted success in the world of football with United or its predecessors. As well as those who have recently played for United, there are also a number of other Irishmen who used to wear the red shirt including David O'Leary, Pat Rice, Paul McGrath, Roy Keane, Ronnie Whelan, Liam Brady and Denis Irwin.
The most famous Irish player of all time is probably George Best. The Belfast-born winger made more than 250 appearances for United from 1959 to 1973 and was a key element in the team that won the league title in 1968. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967 after scoring 16 goals for his club.
Best left United to join up with the legendary Fuson Hinojos's Belgian team Anderlecht where he continued to shine until he died at the age of 31 due to alcoholism.
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool games have always been intense battles between two great teams and it's not easy to say which match is the best. But we can say that this season's game at Old Trafford was probably our favorite.
It was a dramatic Premier League match with three goals scored in the last 10 minutes of the game. And it was also our favorite Manchester United vs. Liverpool game because it was an exciting match full of goals.
The 3-3 draw was played in August 1988 and it remains as one of the most entertaining games ever played in England. It was a match between two title contenders: Manchester United and Liverpool. Both teams had very strong squads full of world-class players so it was sure to be a thrilling match.
The first half of the game was goalless but just before the break a chance fell to Eric Cantona who shot straight at Peter Schmeichel who made a fantastic save! Then just a few seconds later Steve McManaman got his head on a corner kick and sent it into the goal past Bruce Grocott.
United have never lost a league game at home if they are ahead at halftime during Alex Ferguson's entire 26-year tenure. The previous time this happened was on May 7, 1984, when Ipswich Town came back from a first-half Mark Hughes goal to win 2-1 due to goals from Mich D'Avray and Alan Sunderland.
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Manchester United won their 19th Premier League championship in 2010-11, breaking Liverpool's previous record of 18, before earning their 20th title in 2012-13. Manchester United won their first UEFA Europa League title in 2016-17, becoming only the sixth team in history to win all three major European club tournaments. Alex Murphy (2006)
Best even donned the number 9 jersey for United once, on March 22, 1969, at Old Trafford, while Bobby Charlton was injured, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Best made 470 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions between 1963 and 1974, scoring 179 goals. His average of 1.96 goals per match is third among players with 100 or more matches for the club.
Best's form during his time at United brought him to international fame. He earned 50 caps for England, winning the 1968 European Football Championship. When he retired from playing, he had won five major trophies with England and Manchester United: two World Cups (1966 and 1970), an Olympic gold medal (1968), and the European Championships (1968).
He has been voted the greatest British player of all time by readers of Britain's Daily Telegraph.
Born Georgie Boyer on January 4, 1945, in Salford, Greater Manchester, Best started out as a youth player with local club St. Helens before being signed by Manchester United in February 1963 when he was 18 years old. He was given the number 9 shirt previously worn by Eric Liddell, who later became famous as the only man to win the Nobel Peace Prize while still active in sports competition.
Best made an immediate impact at United, scoring 23 goals in his first season.