Gordon McQueen Giant Manchester United

The feud between Manchester United and Leeds United could well come from the War of the Roses, but in terms of football rivalry Roses began in the sixties 1960 balance when Leeds United was led by Don Revie and Manchester United by Sir Matt Busby.

Kilbirnie born Gordon McQueen began his football career at St. Mirren who signed as a 18 year old. Impressed by the young hard working, Leeds United, Don Revie, perhaps caught up flight Yorkshire club for £ 30,000 in 1973. The Scottish cap quickly managed to put in place in the first team at Elland Road he was a regular member of the very talented Leeds United, who won the championship in 1974. Brought to Manchester United by new manager Dave Sexton for £ 495,000 in February 1978, the Scottish international has become one of the first well-known players Leeds United to sign for the Lancashire club. At Old Trafford, Gordon McQueen connected with former teammate Elland Road Joe Jordan, who had made the transition from Leeds United to Manchester United just a few weeks before. Of course, Leeds United to sell two of its biggest stars of old rivals Manchester United will not go down well with the Elland Road faithful. Incurring the wrath of the fans of Leeds, both players were booed target each time they appear against his former club.

During his stay at Old Trafford, Gordon McQueen helped Manchester United win the final of the FA Cup in 1983 after a replay against Brighton and Hove Albion. A rough and tough player, McQueen went on to make a total of 184/1 class appearances for the Reds. blond giant remained at United until 1985, when he finally announced his retirement from the game because of persistent injuries.

Finally go to football management, he supported the Scottish club Airdrieoninans in 1987. "quote Gordon McQueen.

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