BREAKING NEWS: Phil Chisnall, the last player to transfer between Manchester United and Liverpool in 1964, dies at the age of 78
Former Manchester United striker Phil Chisnall has died at the age of 78.
The late forward was the last player to make a direct move from Old Trafford to rivals Liverpool, having been transferred for a fee of £25,000 in 1964.
In a statement, United said: ‘It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of former Manchester United player Phil Chisnall, who has died at the age of 78.
Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Phil Chsinall has died at the age of 78
‘Phil, a product of United’s famous youth system, caught the eye as one of the most promising young talents of his time and went on to represent the first team between 1961 and 1964 before his transfer to Liverpool.’
Chisnall turned professional in 1959 after coming through United’s youth ranks and made his first team debut against Everton in 1961, aged just 19.
A knee injury had threatened to curtail Chsinall’s career as a teenager but he battled back to make an impact under legendary boss Matt Busby.
His first goal for United came in a 2-0 derby win over rivals Manchester City at Maine Road, although he spent much of the 1962-63 campaign in United’s reserves.
He was back in the first team during the following campaign, taking the No 8 shirt from Albert Quixall and earning a call up to England’s Under-23 side.
Three Lions boss Alf Ramsey described Chisnall as ‘probably the best passer of a ball in the country’ in 1963, but he soon found himself out of the United side following the arrival of Graham Moore.
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