Lou Macari
Testimonial May 13th 1984 v Celtic


Lou Macari arrived at Old Trafford in January 1973 - one of several Scottish players signed by Tommy Docherty after his appointment as manager and the most expensive at £200,000.

Macari had enjoyed three successful seasons at Celtic and brought an enthusiastic, joyous personality to United which contrasted sharply with the dour, troubled attitudes that seemed prevalent at the time. He lit up Old Trafford in his début against West Ham,scoring in the 2-2 draw, but found it difficult to replicate his Celtic goal scoring form in a struggling United side.

After United's relegation in 1974 Macari was given a deeper role and over the following ten years built a considerable reputation as one of the club's outstanding player's of the Seventies and Eighties.

Macari appeared in four Wembley Finals for United, but won only one - indeed it was his shot, deflected off Jimmy Greenhoff, that proved decisive in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup Final.

He moved to Swindon Town as player/manager in July 1984, where he worked with another United legend, Harry Gregg. Macari left after five seasons to join West Ham as manager, and later had spells with Birmingham, Stoke City and finally Celtic. He now makes regular appearances on MUTV.

Lou Macari:
404 appearances (27 as substitute)
97 goals