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.
2. Phil Chisnall
Manchester United [1959-1964]
Chisnall started his professional career with Manchester United in 1961 and went on to play 47 times for them, scoring 10 goals. In 1964, he was transferred to Liverpool for a fee of £25,000, and as of 2016 remains the last player to be transferred directly between the two rivals.
At Liverpool, he only managed two goals in eight appearances before moving on to Southend United in 1967.
1. Michael Owen
The latest of the players who played for both Manchester United and Liverpool. Owen made a breakthrough into the Liverpool first team at a very young age and became a lethal striker. A talented England schoolboy International, the speedy striker ended his first season as a professional with a call-up into Glen Hoddle’s World Cup squad in France 1998. There he scored one of the best World Cup goals ever against Argentina and he became a star overnight.All this earned him a move to Real Madrid in 2004.
Having previously scored 158 goals in just under 300 appearances for Liverpool. One of the youngest players to win Ballon d’Or, Owen played for United later but did not have the best time. He lost his stardom due to successive injuries. He lost his biggest blessing that is his pace due to lack of fitness. His career at Old Trafford was mainly characterised by substitute appearances, but he endeared himself to fans with a dramatic 96th minute winner in a Manchester derby.