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Ben Thornley

Ben Thornley

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Stockport County (loan), Huddersfield Town (loan), Huddersfield, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bury, Halifax Town, Bacup Borough, Salford City, Wilmslow Albion, Witton Albion (1993-2010)

Born: 1975

Birthplace: Bury

Position: Winger

Biography: Another member of United's 1992 FA Youth Cup winning squad. Rated highly by SAF but just as it seemed set he was going to make it all the way to the top, he suffered a serious knee injury after a horror tackle in a reserve game and spent a year on the sidelines. He was eventually released on a free transfer in May 1998. Dropped into non-league football and was last heard to be driving a cab.

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