Irish Footballers that Played for Manchester United - Derek Brazil
Derek Brazil - Introduction
Derek Brazil was born in Finglas, Dublin on 14 December 1968. As a schoolboy he played for Rivermount Boys in Finglas. Brazil, a defender, signed as a teenager for Ron Atkinson's Manchester United in March 1986. He was joining fellow Irish defenders Kevin Moran and Paul McGrath at Old Trafford.
Derek Brazil & Manchester United
Derek Brazil made his Manchester United debut on 10 May 1989 against Everton. He was sent on as a substitute by Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in a match the United lost 1 - 2. Brazil had to wait until 10 February 1990 for his next, and last appearance, for Manchester United. Once again he came on as a substitute, at the Den against Milwall and the Reds won 1 - 2 with goals form Danny Wallace and Mark Hughes. Following this he spent loan periods with Oldham Athletic and Swansea City. Derek Brazil Left Manchester United in August 1992 to Cardiff City for a transfer fee of £85,000.
Derek Brazil - Republic of Ireland Career
Derek Brazil did not play for the senior Irish International team but he was capped by the Republic of Ireland at all levels up to B international level.
Derek Brazil - Manchester United & Ireland Statistics