Scottish people have always played an important role at Manchester United since the club was founded until they came to the top of glory. However, the 2016 – 2017 season is the first time in history that Old Trafford has no more Scottish appearances.
In the 114-year history of M.U’s existence and development, Scottish players have always played an important role. According to statistics, a total of 115 Scottish players have taken on this team. If including the people who are the coaches, who are involved in the training of young people, finding talent or assistants, it’s hard to list them all. Even in the first year (1902), there were also two Scottish players in the lineup who are Newton Heath and Jack Peddie.
The most famous person in history M.U has a Scottish nationality, none other than Sir Alex Ferguson. The legendary rulers lead this team for 27 years and help the team win 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 10 English Super Cups, 3 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Super European Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, and 1 Intercontinental Cup. He was the one who brought M.U to all heights and highlighted Scotland at Old Trafford.
In addition to Alex Ferguson, the other Scottish rulers also had time to lead Manchester United, John Chapman (1921-1926), Scott Duncan (1932-1937), Matt Busby (1945-1969), Tommy Docherty (1972-1977). The latest is David Moyes (2013-2014), who was selected by Alex Ferguson to succeed him in the summer of 2014 before he decided to retire.
In terms of players, there are also many Scottish celebrities known as M.U like Denis Law, Paddy Crerand, Willie Morgan, Lou Macari, Gordon McQueen, Gordon Strachan or Darren Fletcher. However, the 2016 – 2017 season will be the first time after 114 existence of M.U, Scottish people no longer appear at Old Trafford.