Things you might not know about United

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    The Boy Full Member

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    Bill Foulkes and Nobby Stiles hold the club record for most own goals with 5 each. Phil Jones is trailing miserably with a paltry 3
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    Though if you include other clubs played for, then Wes Brown and Rio Ferdinand top the table with a staggering 6 each.

    Richard Dunne holds the record with 10 followed by Jamie Carragher on 7!
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    He's on display, or his head is at the Museum, and he still looks pissed 110 years later :lol:
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    Don't be harsh on Phil, I think he's on 4 to be fair. Still time though.
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    Think you're right a quick bit of googling shows 2 PL own goals and 2 Champions league own goals - I'd forgotten his classic against Valencia - go Phil!
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    Yeah we used to go to Maine Road quite often in the 70s and early 80s; though no way were we “supporting” City, other than paying them the entry fee.

    The best bit was having a silent chuckle at their fans’ constant moaning about individual players. Just like on here these days...
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Beardsley otherwise known as Quasimodo was with us too.

    Don Revie was touted for the job but didn't want to follow Busby

    Cloughie wanted to manage us
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    After Warren Bradley’s career was curtailed by injury he trained as a teacher; in the 80s he was head of Lostock School in Stretford, up the road from where I was then living.
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    That was a lucky escape for us then.
    Touted can mean different things to different people especially if he was 'touted' by the papers.
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    Peter Beardsley was once on our books.
    Apparently no one has mentioned this
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    Don't worry, he'll get there, I'm pretty confident. :lol:
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    George Graham was United captain when we got relegated.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner Staff

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    Christ knows what would have happened, maybe no SAF?
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    77 urinates in helmets

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    Laurie Cunningham played for us briefly
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    PeterBeardsley played for United
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    I”ve been a fan since 2001 and I never knew that George Graham was a former United player.I only found out recently....In all these years I never heard or read anything about him playing for us,which was a bit weird because he’s a manager who won multiple league titles...
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    Johnny Giles played for Man Utd early in his career.
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    United played their first two home games of the 1971-72 season at Anfield and the Victoria Ground respectively. Not a lot of people know that...
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    Matt Busby’s census cert lists his profession as a “Fruitboiler” His thick Scots accent could not be understood by the person writing the doc.
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    It's hard to remember, I mean it was a long long long time ago.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    I don't think that's correct. Had we matched the agent fees, there's every chance he'd be playing for United now.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Okay folks I think we get that Peter Beardsley played for United. :lol:
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    He was a Caf favourite at one point too.
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    Takes all kinds.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Wanker! Sheepshagging Cnut. Leeds was the best place for him and the other dirty bastards
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Frighteningly bad player
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    It's probably well known but - Sir Matt Busby being twice read the Last Rites in the wake of the Munich air disaster. I always find it an equal mix of inspiring and humbling.
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    We got kicked out of the Cup winners cup in 1978 after a brawl with St Ettiene in france. We were reinstated but for some reason we had to play the return leg a certain distance for Old Trafford. We ended up playing at Home park, Plymouth.
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    77 urinates in helmets

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    Hmmm, you sure?
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    77 urinates in helmets

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    Carlo Sartori was United's first 'foreign' player, although he came up through the ranks.
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    In 1964 Phil Chisnall was the last player to be transferred directly between United and Liverpool.
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    Louis Edwards, son of a Salford butcher was chairman at Man Utd at the same time Matt Busby was manager during the 60's and 70's. He took over his fathers meat business after his death 1943. Thanks to the lucrative meat business and his lifelong obsession with the club, he managed to aquire himself over 50% of the shares. Not only did he get control over the club through bungs to shareholders. He was also bunging officials representing the schools of Manchester to buy his meat. Problem was the meat had been condemned unfit for human consumption. All these allegations any many more were presented in the TV programme World in Action. Four weeks after the programme went on the air, Edwards died of a heart attack and police investigations were dropped. His son Martin Edwards replaced him as chairman but was forced to resign in 2002 after allegations in the Sunday Mirror about him "cavorting" with a prostitute after a Champions League game in Geneva. Me, I can't help thinking about all those meat pies I ate at the ground before the kick-off back in the day!
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    Billy is an animal after my own heart.
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    Played football with him in the Sunday league for The Nags Head in Urmston.
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    Before LVG, United had never drawn two consecutive PL games 0-0.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    There's something involving Peter Beardsley but I don't remember the details.
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    This always gets me, got it from a United-book I once read.. Can someone confirm this? Love these stories from the old days.

    Back in the industrial days, when the factories were ever so present and everyone got their weekly release from their hard work by watching United, sometimes if Man Utd were behind in a game, a lot of steam would be put out by a nearby factory on purpose, making such a thick fog that the game would be cancelled/delayed :lol:
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    Celtic
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    I know:lol: It was tongue in cheek because he's a Celtic supporter.
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    Mr. MUJAC Talent spotter

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    Never heard that before.

    Firstly Hughes was still a junior and had only just broken into the Reserves...never ever played a first team game. Could be true but very strange.

    Secondly, Platt hadn't left school so that is impossible.