Alan Gowling was given his English First Division debut for Manchester United in a 4–2 victory over Stoke City at Victoria Ground on the 30th of March 1968, but his Old Trafford career was over before it really began. And as destiny would have its way, he appeared in his last match for The Reds in a 3–0 win against Stoke at Old Trafford on the 29th of April 1972.
Reportedly, Oliveira Anderson has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep the midfield player at Old Trafford until 2015. The Brazilian international, who started only Barclays Premier League games for The Reds last campaign, had an excellent match against fellow title challengers Arsenal at Old Trafford last Monday.
Bitter enemies Chelsea and Manchester United lock horns with each other at Stamford Bridge this coming Sunday in what promises to be a cracker of a league fixture. The Red Devils have not managed to win a match against Chelsea away from their Old Trafford fortress since April 2002 and could face a tough task in London this weekend.
Born in Manchester to parents of Irish descent, Shay Brennan signed as a trainee at Manchester United on the 29th of December 1953. A solid defender, he leapt into the public consciousness when he was handed his debut in a 3–0 FA Cup Fifth Round win over Sheffield Wednesday at Old Trafford Stadium on the 19th of February 1958.
Ronny Johnsen was lured to Manchester United by Alex Ferguson from Besiktas of Istanbul for an estimated fee of £1.2 million at the beginning of the 1996–97 season. The versatile defender proceeded to play 150 first team games for The Reds before he signed with fellow English Premier League team Aston Villa in the summer of 2002.
According to the recent rumours, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be hot on the heels of Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Born in Kolbermoore, Schweinsteiger appeared for FV Oberaudorf and TSV 1860 Rosenheim before he agreed to sign with The Bavarians as a youth player in the summer of 1998.
The Reds beat Arsenal 1–0 at Old Trafford yesterday and extended their undefeated record in the Barclays Premier League to an impressive sixteen matches since the start of the campaign. Ji-Sung Park scored the only goal of the clash when the midfielder headed the home team in front shortly before the sound of the half time whistle.
Manchester United meet arch foes Arsenal at Old Trafford this Monday looking to stretch their unbeaten record in the Barclays Premier League to sixteen games. The Reds have everything to play for in this fixture as a victory over The Gunners will allow Sir Alex Ferguson´s title chasers to climb back to the very top of the top flight table.
Born on the 22nd of August in 1973 in Glasgow, Colin McKee joined Manchester United as a trainee in the summer of 1989 and he agreed to his first professional contract with the club at the beginning of the 1992–83 campaign. With competition for places being very high at Old Trafford, however, McKee never managed to gain a regular berth with The Red Devils.
Londoner Ray Wilkins joined boyhood side Chelsea as an apprentice and made his league debut in a 3–0 success over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge in October 1973. He quickly established himself as a regular first teamer and went on to become the club´s youngest ever captain when he replaced Ron Harris at the age of eighteen.