David McCreery, Manchester United player

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Goals

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 8Fred Hopkin
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 8David McCreery
 8Harry McShane
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Goals per match

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 0.07Darren Fletcher
 0.07Alex Downie
 0.07David McCreery
 0.07Jim Holton
 0.07Maurice Setters
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Man Utd
David McCreery
- midfielder -
 Birth place:Belfast
National team:Northern Ireland
Date of birth:16 September 1957
Age:56
  MU Career
 Seasons:5
Appearances:110 (57 starts + 53 subs)
Goals:8
Goals per match:0.07
First appearance:15 October 1974, aged 16
Last appearance:16 May 1979, aged 21
MU career:4.6 years
  First, Last, Latest
 First start:Tuesday 19 August 1975
First sub:Tuesday 15 October 1974
First goal:Saturday 27 September 1975
Last start:Wednesday 16 May 1979
Last sub:Monday 16 April 1979
Last goalTuesday 30 August 1977
  Other Clubs (* loan)
 Before:none
During:none
After:Queens Park Rangers, Tulsa Roughnecks, Newcastle United, GIF Sundsvall, Heart of Midlothian, Hartlepool United, Carlisle United
Details last checked/updated: 2 April 2014

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Appearances

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 110James Brown
 110Graeme Hogg
 110David McCreery
 110Mickey Thomas
 110Neil Webb
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Ryan Giggs.

MU career in years

Man Utd
 4.6Frank McPherson
 4.6Mark Pearson
 4.6David McCreery
 4.6Willie Stewart
 4.6Gordon Strachan
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Player profile

David McCreery was Manchester United’s first ‘super-sub’. Between 1974 and 1979 he made 110 appearances for the club, 53 of them as a substitute.

McCreery was born in Belfast in 1957. He was spotted, as a schoolboy footballer, by Manchester United’s Northern Ireland scout, Billy Behan. He joined the club in 1972 at fifteen and turned professional in 1974 at seventeen. He made two initial appearances in 1974-1975, when the club was in the Second Division, before then playing regularly in the First Division over the following four seasons. During the first two, under Docherty, he was mainly a substitute, during the next two, under Sexton, he made more starts. He could, more or less, play anywhere. He was originally a striker, but probably made most of his appearances in midfield. In two successive FA Cup Finals (1975-1976 and 1976-1977) he came on as a substitute for winger, Gordon Hill. At the end of the 1978-1979 season, McCreery was sold to Queens Park Rangers, where he played again for Tommy Docherty. He played for a number of other clubs before retiring, with his longest stay being at Newcastle United where, arguably, he played his best football.

McCreery was extremely fit. He gained the nickname ‘Roadrunner’ as a result of his apparently limitless stamina. Whether he played the whole of a game of just part of it, he always played with great energy and maximum effort. He was an honest and popular player who seemed to cope with regularly being only a substitute. He was an excellent ‘squad player’ in the days before clubs operated squads.

McCreery won more caps for his country than he made starts for Manchester United. He played 67 times for Northern Ireland, representing them at the World Cup in 1982 and 1986.

profile last updated December 2010

Seasons(5)

Man Utd
seasons
league
fa cup
league cup
europe
others
all matches
app ratio
  1 1974-1975   - 2 2 -   - - - -   - - - -   - - - -   - - - -   - 2 2 -  
  2 1975-1976   12 16 28 4   1 2 3 -   - 1 1 -   - - - -   - - - -   13 19 32 4  
  3 1976-1977   9 16 25 2   - 3 3 -   3 2 5 -   1 3 4 -   - - - -   13 24 37 2  
  4 1977-1978   13 4 17 1   - 1 1 -   1 - 1 1   3 - 3 -   - 1 1 -   17 6 23 2  
  5 1978-1979   14 1 15 -   - - - -   - 1 1 -   - - - -   - - - -   14 2 16 -  
    All seasons   48 39 87 7   1 6 7 -   4 4 8 1   4 3 7 -   - 1 1 -   57 53 110 8  
About Man Utd - TipThe Seasons table shows: starts, appearances as a substitute, total appearances (starts + subs), goals

Appearances(110)

Man Utd
date
competition
home team
score
away team
start
sub
goals
 1Tue 15 Oct 1974League Division TwoPortsmouth0 - 0MU man utd 
 2Sat 19 Oct 1974League Division TwoBlackpool0 - 3MU man utd 
 3Tue 19 Aug 1975League Division OneBirmingham City0 - 2MUman utd  
 4Sat 20 Sep 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Ipswich Townman utd  
 5Wed 24 Sep 1975League Division OneDerby County2 - 1MUman utd  
 6Sat 27 Sep 1975League Division OneManchester City2 - 2MUman utd 1
 7Sat 4 Oct 1975League Division OneMU0 - 0Leicester City man utd 
 8Sat 25 Oct 1975League Division OneWest Ham United2 - 1MU man utd 
 9Sat 8 Nov 1975League Division OneLiverpool3 - 1MU man utd 
 10Wed 12 Nov 1975League CupManchester City4 - 0MU man utd 
 11Sat 15 Nov 1975League Division OneMU2 - 0Aston Villa man utd 
 12Sat 22 Nov 1975League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MU man utd 
 13Sat 29 Nov 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Newcastle United man utd 
 14Sat 13 Dec 1975League Division OneSheffield United1 - 4MU man utd 
 15Sat 27 Dec 1975League Division OneMU2 - 1Burnley man utd 
 16Sat 17 Jan 1976League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 1MU man utd 
 17Sat 31 Jan 1976League Division OneMU3 - 1Birmingham City man utd 
 18Sat 7 Feb 1976League Division OneCoventry City1 - 1MU man utd 
 19Sat 14 Feb 1976FA CupLeicester City1 - 2MU man utd 
 20Wed 18 Feb 1976League Division OneMU0 - 0Liverpool man utd 
 21Wed 25 Feb 1976League Division OneMU1 - 1Derby County man utd 
 22Sat 28 Feb 1976League Division OneMU4 - 0West Ham United man utd1
 23Sat 13 Mar 1976League Division OneMU3 - 2Leeds Unitedman utd  
 24Tue 16 Mar 1976League Division OneNorwich City1 - 1MUman utd  
 25Sat 20 Mar 1976League Division OneNewcastle United3 - 4MUman utd  
 26Sat 27 Mar 1976League Division OneMU3 - 0Middlesbroughman utd 1
 27Sat 3 Apr 1976FA CupMU *2 - 0Derby Countyman utd  
 28Sat 10 Apr 1976League Division OneIpswich Town3 - 0MUman utd  
 29Sat 17 Apr 1976League Division OneMU2 - 1Everton man utd1
 30Mon 19 Apr 1976League Division OneBurnley0 - 1MUman utd  
 31Wed 21 Apr 1976League Division OneMU0 - 1Stoke Cityman utd  
 32Sat 24 Apr 1976League Division OneLeicester City2 - 1MUman utd  
 33Sat 1 May 1976FA CupMU *0 - 1Southampton man utd 
 34Tue 4 May 1976League Division OneMU2 - 0Manchester City man utd 
 35Wed 1 Sep 1976League CupMU5 - 0Tranmere Rovers man utd 
 36Sat 4 Sep 1976League Division OneMU2 - 3Tottenham Hotspur man utd 
 37Wed 15 Sep 1976UEFA CupAjax1 - 0MU man utd 
 38Wed 22 Sep 1976League CupMU2 - 2Sunderlandman utd  
 39Sat 25 Sep 1976League Division OneManchester City1 - 3MU man utd1
 40Wed 29 Sep 1976UEFA CupMU2 - 0Ajaxman utd  
 41Sat 2 Oct 1976League Division OneLeeds United0 - 2MU man utd 
 42Mon 4 Oct 1976League CupSunderland2 - 2MUman utd  
 43Wed 6 Oct 1976League CupMU1 - 0Sunderlandman utd  
 44Sat 16 Oct 1976League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion4 - 0MU man utd 
 45Wed 20 Oct 1976UEFA CupMU1 - 0Juventus man utd 
 46Sat 30 Oct 1976League Division OneMU0 - 1Ipswich Town man utd 
 47Wed 3 Nov 1976UEFA CupJuventus3 - 0MU man utd 
 48Wed 1 Dec 1976League CupMU0 - 3Everton man utd 
 49Sat 18 Dec 1976League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MUman utd  
 50Mon 27 Dec 1976League Division OneMU4 - 0Everton man utd 
 51Sat 1 Jan 1977League Division OneMU2 - 0Aston Villa man utd 
 52Mon 3 Jan 1977League Division OneIpswich Town2 - 1MUman utd  
 53Sat 15 Jan 1977League Division OneMU2 - 0Coventry City man utd 
 54Sat 26 Feb 1977FA CupSouthampton2 - 2MU man utd 
 55Sat 5 Mar 1977League Division OneMU3 - 1Manchester City man utd 
 56Sat 12 Mar 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Leeds United man utd 
 57Sat 19 Mar 1977FA CupMU2 - 1Aston Villa man utd 
 58Wed 23 Mar 1977League Division OneMU2 - 2West Bromwich Albion man utd 
 59Sat 2 Apr 1977League Division OneNorwich City2 - 1MUman utd  
 60Tue 5 Apr 1977League Division OneEverton1 - 2MUman utd  
 61Sat 9 Apr 1977League Division OneMU3 - 0Stoke City man utd 
 62Mon 11 Apr 1977League Division OneSunderland2 - 1MUman utd  
 63Sat 16 Apr 1977League Division OneMU1 - 1Leicester Cityman utd  
 64Tue 19 Apr 1977League Division OneQueens Park Rangers4 - 0MUman utd  
 65Sat 30 Apr 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Queens Park Rangers man utd 
 66Tue 3 May 1977League Division OneLiverpool1 - 0MU man utd 
 67Sat 7 May 1977League Division OneBristol City1 - 1MUman utd  
 68Wed 11 May 1977League Division OneStoke City3 - 3MUman utd 1
 69Sat 14 May 1977League Division OneMU3 - 2Arsenal man utd 
 70Mon 16 May 1977League Division OneWest Ham United4 - 2MU man utd 
 71Sat 21 May 1977FA CupMU *2 - 1Liverpool man utd 
 72Sat 13 Aug 1977FA Charity ShieldMU *0 - 0Liverpool man utd 
 73Sat 20 Aug 1977League Division OneBirmingham City1 - 4MUman utd  
 74Wed 24 Aug 1977League Division OneMU2 - 1Coventry Cityman utd 1
 75Sat 27 Aug 1977League Division OneMU0 - 0Ipswich Townman utd  
 76Tue 30 Aug 1977League CupArsenal3 - 2MUman utd 1
 77Sat 3 Sep 1977League Division OneDerby County0 - 1MUman utd  
 78Sat 10 Sep 1977League Division OneManchester City3 - 1MUman utd  
 79Wed 14 Sep 1977European Cup Winners CupSt Etienne1 - 1MUman utd  
 80Sat 17 Sep 1977League Division OneMU0 - 1Chelseaman utd  
 81Sat 8 Oct 1977League Division OneMiddlesbrough2 - 1MUman utd  
 82Wed 19 Oct 1977European Cup Winners CupPorto4 - 0MUman utd  
 83Sat 22 Oct 1977League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion4 - 0MUman utd  
 84Sat 29 Oct 1977League Division OneAston Villa2 - 1MUman utd  
 85Wed 2 Nov 1977European Cup Winners CupMU5 - 2Portoman utd  
 86Sat 5 Nov 1977League Division OneMU1 - 2Arsenalman utd  
 87Sat 12 Nov 1977League Division OneNottingham Forest2 - 1MUman utd  
 88Sat 19 Nov 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Norwich City man utd 
 89Sat 7 Jan 1978FA CupCarlisle United1 - 1MU man utd 
 90Wed 29 Mar 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1Aston Villa man utd 
 91Sat 1 Apr 1978League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MU man utd 
 92Sat 8 Apr 1978League Division OneMU3 - 1Queens Park Rangersman utd  
 93Sat 15 Apr 1978League Division OneNorwich City1 - 3MUman utd  
 94Tue 25 Apr 1978League Division OneBristol City0 - 1MU man utd 
 95Sat 19 Aug 1978League Division OneMU1 - 0Birmingham Cityman utd  
 96Wed 23 Aug 1978League Division OneLeeds United2 - 3MUman utd  
 97Sat 26 Aug 1978League Division OneIpswich Town3 - 0MUman utd  
 98Sat 2 Sep 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1Evertonman utd  
 99Sat 9 Sep 1978League Division OneQueens Park Rangers1 - 1MUman utd  
 100Sat 16 Sep 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1Nottingham Forestman utd  
 101Wed 4 Oct 1978League CupMU1 - 2Watford man utd 
 102Sat 7 Oct 1978League Division OneMU3 - 2Middlesbroughman utd  
 103Sat 11 Nov 1978League Division OneBirmingham City5 - 1MUman utd  
 104Sat 30 Dec 1978League Division OneMU3 - 5West Bromwich Albionman utd  
 105Mon 16 Apr 1979League Division OneMU0 - 0Coventry City man utd 
 106Wed 18 Apr 1979League Division OneNottingham Forest1 - 1MUman utd  
 107Sat 21 Apr 1979League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 1MUman utd  
 108Wed 25 Apr 1979League Division OneMU1 - 0Norwich Cityman utd  
 109Sat 28 Apr 1979League Division OneMU0 - 0Derby Countyman utd  
 110Wed 16 May 1979League Division OneMU1 - 1Chelseaman utd  
About Man Utd - TipIn the Appearances table, where MU * (or NH *) appears in the home team column, it indicates a match played at a neutral venue.
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