Clubs played for: Manchester United (1946-1955)
Biography: A one club man who joined United, initially as an amateur player in 1937. He finally left the club in 1972 by which time he had become the club's Chief Scout. Father of John Jnr, the former inside forward won 17 England caps from his adopted role in defence. He helped lift the FA Cup in 1948 and won himself a League Championship medal in 1952. Forced to retire from playing due to ill health in 1955, John continued to work behind the scenes. From 1956 until his final departure in 1972 he held a number of posts in the Old Trafford back room set up, including junior coach and then chief scout to Wilf McGuiness. After leaving the club he briefly scouted for Luton Town and Birmingham City before going to work with his son in the family pet food business. Died in July 200, aged 81.
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