Bryan Robson
Testimonial November 20th 1990 v Celtic


A British record fee of £1.5m brought Bryan Robson to Old Trafford from West Bromwich Albion on October 1st 1981, and re-united him with ex Baggies boss Ron Atkinson.

Robson made his United début ten days later in the Manchester derby. One of the finest players of his generation, Robson developed into the archetypical box to box midfielder and his displays in a United shirt did more than justifying the fee.

He was given the club captaincy in October 1982, and continued in the role after the appointment of Alex Ferguson as manager. Robson was a natural leader, inspiring those around him by his example.

He recovered from a twice broken leg and a fractured ankle in 1976/77, injuries that could well have ended his career, and a persistent shoulder injury, first dislocated in February 1986.

Robson won two Premiership titles whilst at United, along with three FA Cups, a League Cup, and the European Cup Winners Cup.

He left Old Trafford in May 1994 to take up an appointment as player/manager at Middlesbrough. He has since held managerial posts at Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United and was also the coach of the Thailand national side.

Bryan Robson:
468 appearances (24 as substitute)
100 goals