The Always Cultivated Stewart Houston
Dunoon born Stewart Houston appeared for Chelsea and Brentford before he was brought to Manchester United by Tommy Docherty for £55,000 in December 1973. He made his debut in a 3–0 loss to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in January 1974 and proceeded to win the Second Division Championship with the club in 1974–75.
A cultivated defender, Stewart Houston made well over 200 first team appearances for Manchester United and he collected an FA Cup runners-up medal in 1976 when Tommy Docherty´s side were narrowly defeated by Second Division Southampton in the final. The Manchester United cornerstone eventually joined forces with Sheffield United at the start of the 1980–81 campaign and went on to appear in 94 Football League matches for The Blades during his stay at Bramall Lane. With his footballing career losing impetus, the seasoned campaigner moved on to Fourth Division Colchester United where he made 127 outings before he decided to call it a day at the end of the 1985–86 season. Although he enjoyed a highly successful spell as assistant manager to his fellow Scot George Graham at Arsenal, he failed to make an impact as a manager at both Queens Park Rangers and Walsall. Despite his obvious qualities, the rock steady wing back won few representative honours, collecting just one cap for his native country in 1976. Stewart Houston Playing Career: Chelsea, Brentford, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Colchester.