Manchester United and Liverpool are two of the biggest clubs in England. Their rivalry is one of the biggest rivalries in world football. It is considered the most famous fixture in English football.
Players, fans often consider games between the two clubs to be their biggest rivalry.
It would be considered no less than a crime by the fans if a player switch sides between these two. however, there are some players who turned out for both these clubs. Some of them were involved in direct transfer while some took indirect route. Let us have a look at 10 players who played for both Manchester United and Liverpool.
Here is the list of players who played for both Manchester United and Liverpool.
6. Thomas McNulty
Manchester United [1949-1954]
McNulty started his career with Manchester United in 1949 and helped United win the 1951–52 league championship. The English defender would play 57 times in the league for United before leaving for rivals Liverpool in 1954,where he stayed for 4 seasons.
5. Paul Ince
Manchester United [1989-1995]
Ince started his career at West Ham and after he showed a great potential at young age, he was signed by Manchester United in 1989 and became a star in a team of Bobby Robson and many stars and won a lot of trophies. Surprisingly he was sold to Inter Milan in 1995 and enjoyed two seasons in Serie A before returning to English shores to sign for Liverpool who he famously scored for against United in the unforgettable treble-winning season.
His time at Anfield unfortunately coincided with a disappointing slump for the club and an ambitious Middlesbrough snapped up a 31-year-old Ince for £1m in the summer of 1999.
4. Jackie Sheldon
Manchester United [1910-1913]
Sheldon played for Manchester United between 1910-1913 where he made 26 apps and won the first division in 1911. He left Manchester United after being signed by the Liverpool manager Tom Watson in November 1913.H e would go on to stay 8 years at Liverpool making 147 apps and scoring 20 goals.
3. Allenby Chilton
Manchester United [1938-1955]
Chilton joined Liverpool in 1938 as an amateur from his local colliery side in Seaham. However, he never actually got the chance to play a senior competitive game for the club before moving to Old Trafford only a few months later.
Chilton established himself as a centre half in Matt Busby’s first post-war team and helped United to triumph in the 1947–48 FA Cup and was a key member of the 1951–52 league championship winning team. He was made club captain during the 1953–54 season.He left United in 1955 for Grimsby Town.