Chris Casper Profile
Chris Casper, the son of former Rotherham United and Burnley forward Frank Casper, found the competition for places at Manchester United hard going, and he was loaned out to AFC Bournemouth, Swindon Town, and Reading in order to acquire more first team experience. After making his Premier League debut as a late second half replacement for Norwegian international Ronny Johnsen in a 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on the 12th of January 1997, he only made one more Premiership appearance for United, a 2-0 win over Coventry City at Highfield Road six days later, before he left Old Trafford for Football League First Division Reading who paid a fee of £300,000 to sign him on a permanent basis on the 4th of November 1998. The England U21 international quickly settled down at Madejski Stadium, but an injury to his leg forced him to retire from the game of football after appearing in only 39 Football League matches for The Royals. Casper later went into management, taking charge of Team Bath and Bury. Chris Casper Playing Career: Manchester United, Bournemouth, Swindon Town, Reading. Managing Career: Team Bath, Bury.