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Herd and Stapleton: From Arsenal to Old Trafford


The record books show that Viv Anderson was the last big name player to be transferred from Arsenal to Manchester United in 1987 but two earlier signings proved to be just as significant. Few players have shown the knack of finding the net better than former great David Herd did in the sixties. During his seven years at Old Trafford, the Scotland born striker scored 145 times in 265 appearances. Then there was the Irish centre forward Frank Stapleton who had been rejected by United as a teenager. It was therefore ironic that Ron Atkinson had to pay the Gunners £900,000 for his signature in August 1981. Both Herd and Stapleton proved to be inspirational signings for which the Arsenal contribution has to be recognised.

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Denis Law admits he also once told United 'I quit'


One of the saddest things in football is that visual footage of some of the world’s greatest footballers is not available unless they were playing after the seventies. One such player is Manchester United legend Denis Law who younger fans would have undoubtedly read about but actually saw very little of.  Law has never hesitated to give his outspoken views about the modern game so his take on this week’s Wayne Rooney events published in The Telegraph makes for highly interesting reading. Law admits that he was caught up in a similar dispute with the club back in the sixties.

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Denis Law admits he also once told United ‘I quit’


One of the saddest things in football is that visual footage of some of the world’s greatest footballers is not available unless they were playing after the seventies. One such player is Manchester United legend Denis Law who younger fans would have undoubtedly read about but actually saw very little of.  Law has never hesitated to give his outspoken views about the modern game so his take on this week’s Wayne Rooney events published in The Telegraph makes for highly interesting reading. Law admits that he was caught up in a similar dispute with the club back in the sixties.

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