Arnold Muhren Profile

Arnold Muhren

Ar­nold Jo­hannes Hy­acinthus Muh­ren, born Vol­en­dam, Neth­er­lands, June 2, 1951. Ar­nold Muh­ren played for Vol­en­dam, AFC Ajax, and FC Twente be­fore Ips­wich To­wn man­ager Bob­by Rob­son sig­ned him for a bar­gain trans­fer fee of £150,000 in Au­gust 1978. Ac­com­pan­ied by his for­mer team­mate Frans Thyssen the fol­low­ing year, Muh­ren emer­ged as one of the most im­port­ant play­ers in the Ips­wich si­de which won the UEFA Cup in 1980-81.

Im­pressed by his po­s­i­tion­ing and read­ing of the ga­me, Ron Atkin­son bro­ught Ar­nold Muh­ren to Man­chester Uni­ted at the end of the 1981-82 sea­son. The Dutch mid­field mas­ter was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Uni­ted in a 3-0 tri­umph ag­ainst Birm­ing­ham City at Old Traf­ford on the open­ing day of the 1982-83 cam­paign and help­ed his new club win the FA Cup Fi­nal ag­ainst Brighton and Hove Al­bion the fol­low­ing year. A pop­u­lar play­er wi­th the ho­me sup­port­ers, he amassed a total of 98 fir­st te­am ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted be­tween 1982 and 1985. The tal­en­ted play­maker re­turned to his na­tive Hol­land in 1985 and fin­ished his foot­ball ca­reer at for­mer club Ajax where he went on to win the UEFA Euro­pean Cup Win­ners’ Cup in 1987. Fol­low­ing his in­ter­na­tion­al seni­or de­but for the Neth­er­lands in a 4–0 friendly win over Tunisia at St­ade Chedly Zouiten on the 5th of April 1978, Muh­ren pro­ceeded to play 23 ga­mes for The Fly­ing Dutch­men and won the Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ships in West Ger­many wi­th his home­land in 1988. Ar­nold Muh­ren Play­ing Ca­reer: Vol­en­dam, AFC Ajax, FC Twente, Ips­wich To­wn, Man­chester Uni­ted, AFC Ajax. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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