A popular terrace figure, Shay was strong in the tackle and his industry allowed the midfielders ahead of him to play. Consistent and solid, he was also skilful and his positional sense often gave him the upper hand.
He won 19 international caps for the Republic of Ireland – the first English person to represent them. He was also the first Manchester United player to receive a pension from the club. He finally hung up his boots in 1970 having played 355 games and scoring six goals.
In 1986 more than 10,000 attended a benefit match in Dublin after Shay suffered a heart attack. Sadly Shay passed away in June 2000, aged 62.
|Born :||06 May 1937|
|Goals total :||6|
|Appearances total :||356|
|Left United :|
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