Stuart Pearson Profile

Stuart Pearson

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Re­port: Stu­art Ja­mes Pear­son, born Cot­ting­ham, Eng­land, June 21, 1949. Prob­ably the best foot­ball play­er to come out of King­ston upon Hull since the le­gendary Hor­ra­tio Strat­ton Car­ter, Stu­art “Pan­cho” Pear­son ap­peared for Hull City, Man­chester Uni­ted, and West Ham Uni­ted in a strik­ing goal scor­ing ca­reer which stret­ched over two dec­ades. The York­shire­man also ma­naged to gain fif­teen seni­or caps for his na­tive Eng­land, clock­ing up five goals dur­ing the process.

Born and grow­ing up in the large vil­lage of Cot­ting­ham in the East Rid­ing of York­shire, Stu­art Pear­son sig­ned am­a­teur forms wi­th Hull City in 1965 and be­came a pro­fes­sion­al three years la­ter. A whole­hearted cent­ral at­tack­er, he broke in­to the fir­st te­am at Hull City in 1970 and went on to be­come one of the most com­bat­ive and con­sist­ent ser­vants that the club have ever known. He was giv­en his de­but for Hull in an en­thralling 3-3 Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two draw wi­th Ron Tindall´s Ports­mouth at Booth­ferry Park on the last day of the 1969-70 term and would ul­ti­mately re­place pop­u­lar goal plun­der­er Chris Chilton who had be­en wi­th The Ti­gers for more than ten years. Hull, who had won the Third Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­on­ship title in 1965-66, came clo­se to gain­ing pro­mo­tion to the Fir­st Di­vi­sion in 1970-71, but they ev­entually fin­ished in fifth po­s­i­tion in the stand­ings. The East York­shire­men also en­joyed a good run in the FA Cup that sea­son, reach­ing the quart­er-fi­nals be­fore nar­rowly los­ing 3-2 to Fir­st Di­vi­sion Sto­ke City at Booth­ferry Park. Af­ter es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a reg­u­lar starter at Hull, Pear­son notched up 15 goals in 38 Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances for City in the 1971-72 cam­paign and im­proved his goal tally by con­trib­ut­ing 17 Foot­ball Lea­gue hits in the 1972-73 sea­son, in­clud­ing four goals in a 5-1 dis­mant­ling of Ports­mouth at Booth­ferry Park on the 14th of Oct­ober 1972. Thriv­ing un­der the lead­er­ship of play­er-man­ager Terry Neill, who had ar­rived at Hull from Ar­senal in 1970, Pan­cho kept up the good work and was in­stru­ment­al as City fin­ished in the top ha­lf of the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ta­ble in 1973-74. Then, in the sum­mer of 1974, ex-Hull City as­sist­ant-man­ager Tom­my Doc­herty lured the highly coveted goal poach­er to re­cently re­leg­ated Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two club Man­chester Uni­ted for a fee of ar­ound £200,000.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who had won the Euro­pean Cup in 1968, had hit rock bot­tom af­ter be­ing re­leg­ated to Di­vi­sion Two for the fir­st time since 1938, but the club’s board of dir­ect­ors de­cided to stick wi­th man­ager Tom­my Doc­herty. Af­ter set­tling down in the new sur­round­ings, Stu­art Pear­son was han­ded his Foot­ball Lea­gue de­but for Uni­ted by The Doc in a scin­til­lat­ing 2-0 Sec­ond Di­vi­sion vic­tory ag­ainst Ori­ent at Bris­bane Road on the open­ing day of the 1974-75 cam­paign and net­ted his in­aug­ur­al goal for his new em­ploy­er in a 4-0 maul­ing of Mill­wall at Old Traf­ford sev­en days la­ter. Built on the lines of a heavy weight box­er, he be­came an im­me­di­ate fa­vour­ite wi­th the Man­chester Uni­ted sup­port­ers and went on to score the equal­iser in a 1-1 draw wi­th West Brom­wich Al­bion on the 14th of Septem­ber be­fore hit­ting a brace either si­de of the ha­lf-time break in a 2-1 suc­cess over Alec Stock´s Ful­ham at Craven Cot­tage three weeks la­ter. As the sea­son mo­ved on, the for­mer Booth­ferry Park ace re­gistered the win­ning goal in a hard-fou­ght 1-0 tri­umph at ho­me to South­ampton, who had be­en re­leg­ated to Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two at the same time as Man­chester Uni­ted, on the 26th of Oct­ober and fol­lowed up by net­ting a hat-trick in a con­vin­cing and com­pre­hens­ive 4-0 ho­me vic­tory ag­ainst Ox­ford Uni­ted on the 2nd of Nov­ember. And four weeks la­ter the trig­ger happy sharp­shoot­er hit the open­ing goal in an im­port­ant 3-2 tri­umph ag­ainst pro­mo­tion-seek­ing Sun­der­land in front of over 60,000 people at Old Traf­ford and then re­cor­ded an­oth­er goal in a thrill­ing 4-4 draw to re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Shef­field Wed­nesday at Hills­bor­ough on the 7th of Dec­ember be­fore he net­ted the win­ner in a pro­fes­sion­al and work­man­like 1-0 win over Di­vi­sion Two new­comers York City at Bootham Cres­cent on the 21st of the same month.

Blessed wi­th phys­ic­al pres­ence and fe­ro­cious shot, Pear­son con­tin­ued to pro­vide goals on a reg­u­lar basis in the sec­ond ha­lf of the sea­son. He grabbed a goal in a 2-0 win ag­ainst old club Hull City at Old Traf­ford on the 15th of Feb­ruary and hit an­oth­er in a fine and re­sound­ing 4-0 tri­umph at ho­me to re­leg­a­tion bat­tling Car­diff City on the 1st of Mar­ch. He then sco­red the win­ner in a 1-0 vic­tory ag­ainst Bol­ton Wan­derers at Burnden Park on the 8th of the same month and fou­nd the back of the onion bag ag­ain in a 1-1 draw wi­th Nor­wich City at Old Traf­ford the fol­low­ing Sat­urday be­fore re­gis­ter­ing a double in a 4-0 suc­cess ag­ainst Black­pool in front of a crowd of more than 58,000 spec­tat­ors at Old Traf­ford on the 26th of April. At the end of the day, he fin­ished the 1974-75 term on 17 goals in 31 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances and help­ed Man­chester Uni­ted clinch the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­on­ship, as well as to reach the semi-fi­nals of the Lea­gue Cup, where they were knock­ed out by fel­low pro­mo­tion chal­lengers Nor­wich City af­ter draw­ing 2–2 at ho­me and los­ing 1-0 away.

Back in Di­vi­sion One fol­low­ing on­ly one single sea­son in the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion, Man­chester Uni­ted now boas­ted a ded­ic­ated and de­term­ined fir­st te­am squad of pro­fes­sion­als that in­cluded tal­en­ted young­sters like Ar­thur Al­bis­ton, Ste­ve Cop­pell, Da­vid Mc­Creery, Bri­an Green­hoff, and Jim­my Nich­oll. Uni­ted opened the 1975-76 cam­paign wi­th two con­sec­ut­ive Fir­st Di­vi­sion away vic­tor­ies as they had made a couple of suc­cess­ful trips to the Black Coun­try to be­at Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2-0 at Mo­lineux Grounds on the open­ing Sat­urday of the sea­son, and then Birm­ing­ham City by the same score at St Andrew´s the fol­low­ing Tues­day. And then, on the sec­ond Sat­urday of the new cam­paign, Docherty´s fiercely com­mit­ted te­am fol­lowed up their good start wi­th an­oth­er ex­cel­lent per­form­ance in their third fix­ture of the sea­son which gave the Old Traf­ford faith­ful a clear and power­ful in­dic­a­tion of what could be ex­pec­ted from their play­ers. Man­chester United´s op­pon­ents on that day were Ken Furphy´s Shef­field Uni­ted si­de which con­tained sea­soned cam­paign­ers of the likes of Ed­die Colqu­houn, To­ny Cur­rie, Co­lin Franks, Mick Speight, and Alan Wood­ward. The So­uth York­shire club had fin­ished the pre­vi­ous cam­paign in a highly re­spect­able sixth place in the Di­vi­sion One stand­ings, but it was the Fir­st Di­vi­sion new boys who opened the scor­ing ac­count when Pear­son fired the ball ho­me from in­side the pen­alty box af­ter el­ev­en min­utes of play. Man­chester Uni­ted then doubled their ad­vant­age cour­tesy of an own goal from Len Badger in the 38th min­ute of the one-sided af­fair be­fore Pancho´s bravado sur­faced ag­ain as he fou­nd the net from a few yards out a couple of min­utes la­ter to make it 3-0 to the ho­me te­am. Fol­low­ing the re­start, Chris Gu­thrie ma­naged to score from just out­side the six-yard box to re­duce the de­fi­cit for Shef­field Uni­ted, on­ly for Ger­ry Da­ly to notch up Man­chester United´s fourth goal of the af­ter­noon wi­th a dev­ast­at­ing drive pa­st away cus­todi­an Jim Bro­wn and in­to the net, and shortly af­ter­wards Sam­my Mc­Ilroy roun­ded off the high-scor­ing spree when he net­ted wi­th an un­stoppable clo­se ran­ge shot from in­side the area.

Af­ter re­gis­ter­ing a brace in Man­chester United´s 5-1 tri­umph ag­ainst The Blades, Pear­son sco­red the open­ing goal in a 1-1 draw ag­ainst Cov­entry City at Old Traf­ford four days la­ter. He pro­duced an­oth­er brace in a 3-1 win at ho­me to Ar­senal on the 18th of Oct­ober and fou­nd the tar­get ag­ain on the 1st of Nov­ember, hit­ting the sole goal of a 1-0 ho­me win over Nor­wich City. Three weeks la­ter he sco­red Man­chester United´s con­sol­a­tion goal in a 3-1 de­feat ag­ainst Ar­senal at High­bury and net­ted yet an­oth­er brace in a 4-1 trash­ing of Shef­field Uni­ted, now led by for­mer Notts Coun­ty boss Jim­my Sir­rel, at Bramall Lane on the 13th Dec­ember. Af­ter a slight dip in form in early 1976, he would go on to notch five more Fir­st Di­vi­sion goals be­fore the end of the cam­paign, in­clud­ing a brace in an en­ter­tain­ing 4-3 vic­tory ag­ainst Lea­gue Cup fi­nal­ists New­castle Uni­ted at St Ja­mes´ Park on the 20th of Mar­ch. He ended the sea­son hav­ing sco­red a cred­it­able 14 goals from 49 fir­st te­am ap­pear­ances as Man­chester Uni­ted fin­ished third in the top-flight ta­ble and lost 1-0 to Sec­ond Di­vi­sion South­ampton in the FA Cup Fi­nal. The fol­low­ing cam­paign, Pear­son kept on scor­ing goals at a high rate and the most pres­ti­gi­ous event of his pro­fes­sion­al ro­und ball ca­reer at club level ar­rived on the 21st of May 1977 when he re­gistered the open­ing goal in Man­chester United’s mem­or­able 2-1 win ag­ainst bit­ter North West en­emies Liver­pool in the FA Cup Fi­nal. But then, shortly af­ter the FA Cup tri­umph, Doc­herty was fired for hav­ing an af­fair wi­th the wife of the club´s physio­ther­ap­ist and was re­placed by Dave Sex­ton who was the dir­ect op­pos­ite of the flam­boy­ant Scot. As for Pear­son, the front­man went on to net fif­teen goals in 39 ga­mes for Man­chester Uni­ted the next sea­son, but he would miss al­most all of the 1978-79 cam­paign due to a knee injury.

Hav­ing con­trib­uted 66 goals in 188 ap­pear­ances in all com­pet­i­tions for Man­chester Uni­ted, Stu­art Pear­son ul­ti­mately made a trans­fer move to Sec­ond Di­vi­sion te­am West Ham Uni­ted dur­ing the sum­mer of 1979 and he was han­ded his de­but for The Irons in a 1-0 Di­vi­sion Two de­feat ag­ainst Wrex­ham at Race­course Gro­und on the open­ing day of the 1979-80 sea­son. The East York­shire­man in­stantly thrived un­der af­fable West Ham gaf­fer John Ly­all, and the leth­al fin­ish­er col­lec­ted his sec­ond FA Cup medal when the Up­ton Park si­de ma­naged to edge out Terry Neill´s Ar­senal by 1-0 in the Wemb­ley Fi­nal of 1980; their sec­ond FA Cup tri­umph in five years. The win­ning goal ar­rived af­ter on­ly twelve min­utes when West Ham mid­fielder Alan Devon­shire fou­nd dan­ger­man Da­vid Cross who­se clo­se ran­ge ef­fort was bloc­ked by Ar­senal stop­per Wil­lie Young and the ball bounced to Pear­son who shot across the goal for suave play­maker Tre­vor Brook­ing to head ho­me from in­side the six-yard area. Whi­le at Boleyn Gro­und, he ac­cu­mu­lated six goals in 34 Foot­ball Lea­gue ga­mes for The Ham­mers be­fore be­ing for­ced in­to an early re­tire­ment in 1982 be­cause of a per­sist­ent knee problem.

An Eng­land play­er, Pear­son made his full in­ter­na­tion­al de­but in a 1-0 Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship win ag­ainst Wales at Car­diff City´s Nini­an Park on the 8th of May 1976, and re­gistered his fir­st goal for his na­tion in a 4-0 de­moli­tion of North­ern Ire­land at Wemb­ley Sta­dium three days la­ter. His next goal came in a 4-1 Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier tri­umph over Fin­land at the Olympic Sta­dium in Hel­sinki on the 13th of the fol­low­ing month and he hit an­oth­er one in a 1-1 friendly draw ag­ainst the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land at Wemb­ley on the 8th of Septem­ber the same year. Eng­land boss Don Re­vie kept faith wi­th him and he pro­ceeded to score five seni­or goals in fif­teen ap­pear­ances for The Three Li­ons, but his in­ter­na­tion­al ca­reer came to an end wi­th the ap­point­ment of for­mer West Ham Uni­ted man­ager Ron Green­wood and he made his fi­nal out­ing for his home­land in a clo­se 1-0 vic­tory over North­ern Ire­land at Wemb­ley in the Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship on the 8th of May 1978. Stu­art Pear­son Play­ing Ca­reer: Hull City, Man­chester Uni­ted, West Ham Uni­ted. Play­ing Hon­ours: Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion 1975, Eng­lish FA Cup 1977, 1980, Eng­lish FA Char­ity Shield 1977.


Stuart Pearson Quickfacts

Stu­art Pear­son, who was once giv­en his march­ing or­ders for call­ing the lines­man a bloody onion dur­ing Hull City´s 4-2 Di­vi­sion Two loss to Shef­field Wed­nesday at Hills­bor­ough on the 26th of Au­gust 1972, la­ter went on to work as a pun­dit for Man­chester United’s in-house tele­vi­sion sta­tion MUTV.


1974-75 Sea­son:

Ori­ent 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Mill­wall 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ports­mouth 1
Car­diff City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Ful­ham 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Man­chester City 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 South­ampton 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Ox­ford Uni­ted 0
Bris­tol City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Burn­ley 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 As­ton Vil­la 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sun­der­land 2
Middles­brough 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Shef­field Wed­nesday 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ori­ent 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Middles­brough 0
York City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
Old­ham Ath­let­ic 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Walsall 0
Walsall 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0
Ox­ford Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Hull City 0
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Car­diff City 0
Bol­ton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1 0-1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 1
Not­ting­ham For­est 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Bris­tol Rov­ers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 York City 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Old­ham Ath­let­ic 2
South­ampton 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ful­ham 0
Notts Coun­ty 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Black­pool 0

1975-76 Sea­son:

Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Cov­entry City 1
Sto­ke City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Brent­ford 1
Queens Park Ran­gers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ips­wich To­wn 0
Der­by Coun­ty 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Lei­cester City 0
As­ton Vil­la 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Leeds Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ar­senal 1
West Ham Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 0
Liver­pool 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester City 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 As­ton Vil­la 0
Ar­senal 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 New­castle Uni­ted 0
Middles­brough 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Shef­field Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0
Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ox­ford Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Queens Park Ran­gers 1
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Pe­ter­bor­ough Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Birm­ing­ham City 1
Cov­entry City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Lei­cester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Liver­pool 0
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Der­by Coun­ty 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 West Ham Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 1
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Leeds Uni­ted 2
Nor­wich City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
New­castle Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Middles­brough 0
Der­by Coun­ty 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Ips­wich To­wn 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ever­ton 1
Burn­ley 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 South­ampton 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Man­chester City 0

1976-77 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Birm­ing­ham City 2
Cov­entry City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Der­by Coun­ty 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Tran­mere Rov­ers 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 3
New­castle Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Ajax 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Middles­brough 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Sun­der­land 2
Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Leeds Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
West Brom­wich Al­bion 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ju­ventus 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Nor­wich City 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 7 New­castle Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ips­wich To­wn 1
Ju­ventus 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
As­ton Vil­la 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sun­der­land 3
Lei­cester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 West Ham Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ever­ton 3
Ar­senal 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Ever­ton 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 As­ton Vil­la 0
Ips­wich To­wn 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Walsall 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Cov­entry City 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Bris­tol City 1
Birm­ing­ham City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Queens Park Ran­gers 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Der­by Coun­ty 1
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Liver­pool 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 New­castle Uni­ted 1
South­ampton 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Man­chester City 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 South­ampton 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Leeds Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 As­ton Vil­la 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Brom­wich Al­bion 2
Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sto­ke City 0
Sun­der­land 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Lei­cester City 1
Queens Park Ran­gers 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Leeds Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Middles­brough 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Queens Park Ran­gers 0
Liver­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ar­senal 2
West Ham Uni­ted 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Liver­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

1977-78 Sea­son:

Liver­pool 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Birm­ing­ham City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Cov­entry City 1
Ar­senal 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Der­by Coun­ty 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester City 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Saint Etienne 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Chel­sea 1
Leeds Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Saint Etienne 0 
West Brom­wich Al­bion 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 FC Porto 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 2 1-2
Not­ting­ham For­est 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 0
Queens Park Ran­gers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 1
West Ham Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Not­ting­ham For­est 4
Carl­isle Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Carl­isle Uni­ted 2
Ips­wich To­wn 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Der­by Coun­ty 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
West Brom­wich Al­bion 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Bris­tol City 1
Chel­sea 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Liver­pool 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
Lei­cester City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ever­ton 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 As­ton Vil­la 1
Ar­senal 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Queens Park Ran­gers 1
Nor­wich City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 West Ham Uni­ted 0
Bris­tol City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

1978-79 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Chel­sea 0
Ful­ham 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Total Ap­pear­ances: 139

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