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Biography

Debuts don't come much more unnerving than the Manchester derby, but the 17-year-old Sammy McIlroy came through his baptism of fire with flying colours - scoring once and assisting twice at Maine Road to instantly endear himself to the United faithful.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Northern Irish

  • Date of birth

    3 Aug 1954

  • Joined

    1 Aug 1969

  • United debut

    6 Nov 1971

    v Man City (A) League

  • Left United

    2 Feb 1982

Thursday's United Daily

 Video

MU Women highlights, snooker superstar Ding Junhui, plus Fred and Telles debate the greatest Brazilian baller ever...

  • published time Mar 22Video

Sammy McIlroy: My incredible derby debut

 Video

Imagine a 17-year-old lad scoring our opener in today's derby – exactly 50 years ago, Sammy McIlroy did just that...

  • published time Nov 21Video

Sammy Mac: My dramatic derby debut

 Article

The Northern Irishman recalls the incredible story of his remarkable first-team debut against City, 50 years ago.

  • published time Nov 21News

United Daily: We speak to Cavani and McIlroy

 Video

The Manchester derby dominates today's bulletin, as we speak to Edinson Cavani and club legend Sammy McIlroy...

  • published time Nov 21Video

Sammy: My relationship with Sir Matt

 Article

Sammy McIlroy provides a fascinating insight into working under Sir Matt Busby in UTD Podcast.

  • published time Dec 20Podcast

McIlroy: What Sir Matt was really like

 Video

Sammy McIlroy tells UTD Podcast what life was like under the great Sir Matt Busby...

  • published time Dec 20Podcast

United Daily: Tuesday's news

 Video

Hear from Ole and Donny on PSG, watch the players train, and listen to a remarkable tale from the latest UTD Podcast...

  • published time Dec 20News

'They actually thought I was gone'

 Article

Sammy McIlroy tells us how he recovered from a horrific car crash to become one of United's post-Busby favourites.

  • published time Nov 20Podcast

McIlroy recalls 1973 car crash

 Video

Sammy McIlroy made 419 appearances for United, but an incident early in his Reds career almost changed everything…

  • published time Nov 20Podcast

Five memorable derby debuts

 Article

Phil Neville's first league start came against City, but which other Reds began their United careers against the Blues?

United's Team of the 1970s

 Article

With the focus on the Seventies, we look at an XI based on those who performed in the decade the most for the Reds.

Beardsmore and McIlroy join the Group Chat

 Video

Ex-Reds Russell Beardsmore and Sammy McIlroy were the guests on our daily show on Thursday…

'Training with Best, Law and Charlton was amazing'

 Article

On today’s MUTV Group Chat, Sammy McIlroy talked about how he felt when joining United in 1969.

Goal of the Day: McIlroy's Dutch delight

 Article

Ahead of United's meeting with AZ Alkmaar, here's a classic strike from 1976, scored against another Dutch side in Ajax.

  • published time Dec 19Video

Goal of the Day: McIlroy v Ajax

 Video

Ahead of our match against AZ, here's a classic Sammy McIlroy strike against fellow Dutch side Ajax in 1976...

  • published time Dec 19Video