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Manchester United Legends: Sir Bobby Charlton

By Worried Turkey. Sir Bobby Charlton was born in the village of Ashington (Northumberland) on the 11th of October 1937. Most of Bobby’s family were some way related too football. His mother Cissie was the cousin of ‘Wor Jackie’ Milburn the famous Newcastle and England centre forward, who really was a legend in those days. […]

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Ask Worried Turkey..? Mark Bosnich

By Worried Turkey. In 1988, at the age of 16, Mark Bosnich moved to England signing for Manchester United. He made his debut on 30 April 1990 in the First Division fixture against Wimbledon. During his first stint at Man United (three years) Bosnich made three appearances. Sir Alex had high hopes for Bosnich so […]

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Ask Worried Turkey..? Stuart ‘Pancho’ Pearson

By Worried Turkey (requested by forum member deviledspam). STUART ‘PANCHO’ PEARSON (DOB: June 21, 1949) Manchester United player, 1974-80 Pearson started his career with Hull City as an out and out centre forward. With luck he had a supplier in Wagstaffe, an old fashioned winger who hit the by-line and crossed the ball. He also […]

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Player Profile: George Best

By Worried Turkey. What can you say about George that hasn’t already been written… absolutely nothing. Except maybe repeat the telegram Bob Bishop (scout) sent to Sir Matt Busby, which read “I think I’ve found you a genius.” George was 15 at the time. He was the greatest player with a ball at his feet […]

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Legends: Albert Scanlon

By Worried Turkey. Albert Scanlon – 127 appearances, 35 goals This article was difficult to write… In all truthfulness Scanlon, sorry… Albert was the Nani of the fifties. He had skill and his crossing was second to none, but boy could he be frustrating. He could be a world beater one minute and a right […]

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Legends: Johnny Berry

By Worried Turkey. Johnny Berry was a natural right winger, he was fast and direct, although not a frequent goal scorer during his spell at Manchester United (45 goals in 276 games) he scored some important goals. Berry was an unselfish player, capable of spotting a team mate in a better position with others often […]

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Legends: Raymond “Ray” Wood

By Worried Turkey. Raymond “Ray” Wood – 178 United appearances 3 England caps Wood was among the survivors of the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958. He suffered minor injuries, but played just one first-team game afterwards, a 4-0 defeat against Wolverhampton in October of the 58/59 season. A year later Wood was sold […]

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Legends: Jackie Blanchflower

By Worried Turkey. One person who survived Munich but never to play again was the great Jackie Blanchflower. Jackie played for Manchester United from 1951; he had a nickname of ‘twiggy’ by his teammates and was renowned for his versatility. Initially, he played many games as a forward, but Matt Busby recognised his intelligent positioning […]

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Legends: Geoff Bent

By Worried Turkey. Geoff Bent – aged 25, full-back. 12 appearances. Unfortunately for Bent, despite his tenacious tackling, cool distribution and youthful pace, he spent his short career as an understudy to established full-backs Roger Byrne and Bill Foulkes, filling in on either side of the defence for a mere 12 league games. Nevertheless, Bent […]

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Legends: Eddie Colman

By Worried Turkey. Eddie Colman – aged 21, half-back. 107 appearances, 2 goals The 21-year-old was a mesmerising crowd-pleaser who had already played in 107 games for Manchester United and helped the club to a pair of Football League Championships. He was a player of prodigious skill, nicknamed ‘snake hips’ for his ability to jink […]

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