LEGENDS PROFILE

Bryan Robson

Born : 11 Jan 1957
Signed : 05 Oct 1981
Debut : 7 Oct 1981 v Spurs (A) League Cup
Goals total : 99
Appearances total : 461
Position: : Midfielder
Left United : 31 May 1994  

It was a fitting climax to United's 1992/93 FA Premier League championship season when Bryan Robson scored the campaign's last goal to clinch a 2-1 victory against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.

Six days earlier 'Captain Marvel' had jointly accepted the FA Premier League trophy with Steve Bruce as the curtain came down on an Old Trafford season in which a 26-year wait for the game's ultimate domestic honour was finally over.

Back and hamstring problems had blighted Robson's season, but in typical fashion he fought bravely to reclaim his place. Indeed, various injuries plagued so much of his remarkable career for club and country, that it was laughably suggested at times by the media that he should ease up!  For such a fiercely committed and courageous player it was perhaps just an inevitable price that had to be paid.

In his early days with West Bromwich Albion, three leg breaks inside a year threatened his future, but with great determination he somehow made a complete recovery.

He had appeared in close on 200 league games for the Baggies, scoring 39 goals, when new United boss Ron Atkinson returned to his former club and paid a joint fee of around £2 million to bring both Robson

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