Jim Craig – Celtic sell Lou Macari to Man Utd for £200k

Through the years, a number of players have played for both Celtic and Manchester United.

Thomas ‘Ching’ Morrison was one of the first, Celtic 1895-1987, Man Utd 1902-1904.

Geordie Livingstone was another, Celtic in 1901/02, Man Utd in 1909.

Outside-right Scott Duncan was on loan at Celtic in 1919 and went on to manage Man Utd between 1932 and 1937.

There was also Jimmy Delaney, Celtic 1933-1946, Man Utd 1946-1950 ; and Pat Crerand, Celtic from 1957-1963, Man Utd from 1963 to 1971.

On this day in 1973, after 57 goals in 102 appearances, Lou Macari was transferred from Celtic to Manchester United for a fee of £200,000.

While on this day in 1994, full back Lee Martin moved from Man Utd to Celtic for a fee set by tribunal at £350,000, signed, ironically, by that same Lou Macari, by then manager at Parkhead.

Dunky McMillan – born on this day in 1922 at Glasgow – was Jimmy McGrory’s first signing as manager on 6 September 1945 and went on to make 45 appearances at centre-half before moving on to Grimsby Town on 8 March 1954.

He was a great success with the Mariners, playing 188 matches over the following five years.

Dunky McMillan died at Grimsby on 20 May 1992.

Jim Craig

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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