Date: 29th January 2016 at 6:14pm
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

Name – Francis Anthony Stapleton

Date of Birth – 10th July 1956

Place of Birth – Dublin, Ireland

Position – Forward

Senior career
1974-1981 – Arsenal
1981-1987 – Manchester United
1987 – Ajax
1987-1988 – Anderlacht (loan)
1987-1988 – Derby County
1988-1989 – La Havre
1989-1991 – Blackburn Rovers
1991 – Aldershot
1991 – Huddersfield Town
1991-1994 – Bradford City
1994-1995 – Brighton & Hove Albion

International Career
1976-1990 – Republic of Ireland

Teams managed
1991-1994 – Bradford City
1996 – New England Revolution
2014-2015 – Jordan (assistant)

Interesting Facts
1 – Stapleton earned 71 caps for the Republic of Ireland and scored 20 goals whilst playing for the club.

2 – Stapleton is well-known for his striking partnership with Malcolm Macdonald, with the pair scoring 46 goals between 1976-77.

3 – Stapleton signed for Manchester United in 1981 for a fee of £900,000.

4 – He was part of the United squad that won the 1983 and 1985 FA Cups.

5 – Stapleton played in 365 matches for Manchester United and scored a total of 78 goals.