10 Best Players Who Played For Both Leeds And Man Utd

6. Joe Jordan

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Leeds United – 1970-78
Manchester United – 1978-81

The fearsome Scot, Joe Jordan played for Leeds United, Manchester United, and Milan, among others at the club level, as well as making 52 appearances and scoring 11 goals for Scotland. He was known as a strong, fearless and committed player, with the skill to match, and good aerial abilities.

He was part of the successful Leeds United team of the 1970s, winning the 1973–74 Football League First Division title. Cup success was elusive, however, being a losing finalist with Leeds in the 1973 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final and 1975 European Cup Final, and the 1979 FA Cup Final with Manchester United. At the international level, he is the only Scottish player to score in three World Cups, in 1974, 1978 and 1982.

He was at Leeds from 1970-1978 scoring 35 goals in 170 games before transferring to Utd for £350,000 where he spent four years, scoring 37 in 107 games.

5. Gordon Strachan

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Manchester United – 1984-1989
Leeds United – 1989-1995

Strachan was a key part of Fergie’s dominant Aberdeen team in the early 80s before being reunited with his former manager at Old Trafford, arriving pre-Sir Alex in 1984 for £500,000. Initially a success, Strachan eventually fell out with Fergie and crossed the Pennines.

Howard Wilkinson brought Gordon Strachan to Elland Road in 1989, where the £200,000 transfer fee was soon justified as the hard-working, red-headed Scot helped Leeds United to promotion in his first full season with the club.

Gordon Strachan remained a big influence the following year as Leeds United finished fourth and the Scottish midfielder was voted The Football Writers Player of the Season 1991. He would go on to appear with Leeds 311 times from 1988 to 1996, scoring 57 goals.

4. Denis Irwin

Leeds United – 1983-1986
Manchester United – 1990-2002

Denis Irwin was born on 31 October 1965 in Cork, Ireland. He spent much of his youth as a typical Irish boy does by getting himself involved in both hurling and Gaelic football. Irwin began his career with Leeds United in 1983, making 72 appearances in the Second Division with the Lilywhites, before leaving for Oldham Athletic in 1986.

He joined Manchester United in 1990. He went on to make 529 appearances in the red half of Manchester, winning many trophies. In total he won, seven Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and one League Cup as well as collecting the Champions League and Cup Winners’ Cups among the 19 major honours. He parted pays with the club in 2002 to sign for Wolves, before hanging the boots two years later.

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Players Who Played For Both Leeds And Man Utd

  • December 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    You have missed one player to play for man UTC and Leeds utd DENIS IRWIN

  • February 11, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    No jimmy Greenhoff and Ferdinand No 2

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