Competition: Second Division.
This was the game when some
claim United first wore the famous all-white strip, usually attributed to Don Revie but clearly preceded his appointment as
The match itself was a very exciting 4-4 draw with an own goal, a goal from defender and captain for the day Freddie Goodwin, a penalty from Bobby Cameron and one from the ever reliable and prolific John McCole, who finished as United’s top scorer with 20 league goals from thirty-five games as well as another four in five Cup games, which was an exception return for a striker in a very struggling team. Don Revie, United’s captain was unavailable due to injury.
Match Action and the White Shirt Saga
George Meek and George O’Brien in
white for United in the late 1950’s
Back Row: Willie Bell, Terry Caldwell, Alan Humphreys, Ted Burgin, Freddie Goodwin,
Bobby Cameron, Grenville Hair.
Sitting: Ronnie Wright, Eric Smith, Jack Charlton, John McCole, Don Revie, Gerry Francis,
Peter McConnell, Billy Bremner.
Front Row: Colin Grainger, Noel Peyton, Jimmy Ashall.