Steven Robert James, born Coseley, England, November 29, 1949. Steve James started his career as an apprentice with Manchester United in July 1965 and signed his first professional contract with the club in December the following year. A dedicated and wholehearted defender, he would spend over ten years at Old Trafford before he went on to play for York City, Kidderminster Harriers, and Tipton Town.
Peter Davenport, born Birkenhead, March 24, 1961. Peter Davenport appeared for a number of clubs during his soccer career, including Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Sunderland, Airdrieonians, St Johnstone, Stockport County, and Macclesfield Town.
Manchester United Factsbook Feature: Peter David Coyne, born Manchester, England, November 13, 1958. Mancunian Peter Coyne joined Manchester United straight from school as a trainee in March 1975 and earned himself a professional contract at his home town club in November the same year.
Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince, born London, England, October 21, 1967. An adventurous midfield playmaker, Paul Ince appeared for several clubs during his career, including West Ham United, Manchester United, Internazionale, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, and Wolves.
Jesper Olsen, born Faxe, Denmark, March 20, 1961. Jesper Olsen started his playing days at Nastved Boldklub before he left for Eredivisie side Ajax of Amsterdam in the summer of 1981. Impressed by the free flowing flanker, Manchester United boss Ron Atkinson decided to buy him for a transfer fee of £350,000 at the beginning of the 1984-85 season.
Ralph Milne, born Dundee, Scotland, May 13, 1961. Dundonian Ralph Milne, who could play either as an attacking midfielder or a flank forward, kick-started his professional footballing career at local side Dundee United before he proceeded to play for Charlton Athletic, Bristol City, Manchester United, West Ham United, and then finally Sing Tao SC.
Patrick Timothy Crerand, born Glasgow, Scotland, February 19, 1939. Paddy Crerand was firmly determined to escape from his rather miserable background of family tragedy and religious dogmatism to become a professional footballer. A combative player in every sense of the word, the Celtic, Manchester United, and Scotland international midfield enforcer built up a world wide reputation for his natural fighting spirit and his accurate tackling skills.
Raymond Colin Wilkins, born London, England, September 14, 1956. Ray “Butch” Wilkins started his career as an apprentice at Chelsea under Dave Sexton and was handed his First Division debut in a convincing 3–0 win against Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on the 26th of October 1973. He rapidly 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.
Gary Andrew Pallister, born Ramsgate, England, June 30, 1965. Gary Pallister was probably the greatest player to come out of Ramsgate since George Wright, who appeared for, among others, London clubs West Ham United and Leyton Orient. A central defender, Pallister enjoyed a fine career at Billingham Town, Middlesbrough, Manchester United, and Darlington, and also managed to gain 22 full caps for the country of his birth between 1988 and 1996.
David McCreery, born Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 16, 1957. Brought up in the very heart of Protestant East Belfast, David McCreery was steeped from an early age in a marinade of politics and religion. A determined and versatile player who offered considerable skill and hard work too, he was first spotted by Manchester United scout Bob Bishop.