Irish Footballer that Played for Manchester Utd - Trevor Anderson
Trevor Anderson - Introduction
Trevor Anderson was born on 3 March 1951 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began his football career with Portadown and his performances in the Irish League attracted the interest of Manchester United scouts. In October 1972 Trevor Anderson signed for the Reds who were managed by Frank O'Farrell at the time. United paid a transfer fee of £20,000 to sign the promising young striker.
Trevor Anderson & Manchester United
Trevor Anderson made his Manchester United debut on 31 March 1973 against Southampton at the Dell. He came on as a substitute in the match as United won 0-2 through goals from Jim Holton and the great Bobby Charlton. Anderson made six more appearances, four as a substitute, in the run in for that 1972/73 season. United were involved in a relegation dogfight that season under new manager Tommy Docherty. Trevor Anderson scored his first goal for Manchester United on 18 April 1973 against Leeds United in a precious 0-1 win at Elland Road. It was a crucial win as United avoided relegation to the Second Division.
Anderson began the ill-fated 1973/74 season as an automatic starter. He started in every match until mid-October. United struggled to find the net and striker Anderson only scored one goal in eleven starts. That came in a 2-1 loss to Ipswich at Portman Road. Trevor Anderson made his last appearance for Manchester United on 8 December 1973 against Southampton - a neat bookend to his Old Trafford playing career. As United slid into the Second Division all Anderson could do was watch from the side line. In November 1974 Manchester United sold Anderson to Swindon Town.
Trevor Anderson - Northern Ireland Career
Trevor Anderson made his international debut for Northern Ireland on 8 May 1973 against Cyprus in a 1974 World Cup qualifier. It was an impressive start to his international career as Anderson scored two goals in a 3-0 win at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground. The match was moved from Windsor Park due to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Anderson went on to win 22 caps for Northern Ireland - two as substitute. He scored a total of four goals including scoring the winner in his last international match against Denmark. Anderson came on as a substitute in a European Championship qualifier against the Danes at Windsor Park. Trevor Anderson scored the second goal in a 2-1 win with a header - his last touch of a ball in his international career.
Trevor Anderson - Manchester United & Northern Ireland Statistics
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