Crossing the divide

Manchester-born Peter Barnes joined United in 1985, nine years after helping City to win what is (still) their last major trophy - the League Cup in 1976.

Post your questions for Peter in the special thread on our message board.
29/01/2010 18:01, Report by Adam Bostock

Your questions for an ex-Red

Peter Barnes will be the next ex-Red to feature in United Review's 'On The Spot' series - and we'd like you to suggest some questions.

The former winger belongs to that rare group of players who've served both clubs in Manchester. Starting his career with City, he was in the Blues' last trophy-winning side, way back in 1976 - the same year he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year. He also played for West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United, Real Betis in Spain and Coventry City before Ron Atkinson brought him to Old Trafford in 1985.

The highlight of Barnes' two-year stay at United was probably the start to the 1985/86 campaign, when the Reds won the first ten league games. He started five of them, scoring in two. Unfortunately this stunning start could not be sustained by the club or the player - Liverpool won the league and Barnes joined City for a second spell, not long after Sir Alex Ferguson became manager in the following season.

Barnes was capped 22 times by England between 1977 and 1982.

If you have a question for Peter Barnes, please post it in the Legends forum on our Talking Reds message board.


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