Testimonial August 17th 1983 v Aberdeen
Martin Buchan won a Second Division Championship and an FA Cup winners medal in his time at Old Trafford - hardly a haul that reflects his ability nor his importance to the club.
He was signed by Frank O'Farrell, for a fee of £125,000 from Aberdeen, in March 1972. Appointed captain of Aberdeen at just 20, he led them to the Scottish Cup in 1970 and was awarded the Scottish Player of the Year a season later. Buchan's positional play was excellent, and coupled with pace, he was seldom caught out by attackers.
Buchan succeeded Willie Morgan as captain in January 1975, and led United to the Second Division Championship and into three FA Cup Finals, only one of which was won.
His final season at Old Trafford was blighted by injury and he managed just three appearances. He moved to Oldham on a free in May 1983 but was forced to retire in October 1984 through injury.
Buchan had a short spell as manager at Burnley before working as an Area Manager for Puma, who supplied the kit for his testimonial - the only time United have played in a Puma kit. The choice was made after Sharp refused to sponsor his Testimonial.
Sean Moran has discovered a photo from the game which partially shows the style of shirt number. Daniel has researched other contemporary Puma kits and our best guess for the shirt number is included, but this needs to be confirmed.