Lou Macari Manchester United signed 1978-1979 retro shirt Toffs

Authentic Lou Macari Manchester United signed 1978-1979 retro shirt Toffs. Signed on the rear number 10 in black marker.

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Authentic Lou Macari Manchester United signed 1978-1979 retro shirt Toffs. Signed on the rear number 10 in black marker.

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Lou Macari Manchester United signed 1978-1979 retro shirt Toffs

Authentic Lou Macari Manchester United signed 1978-1979 retro shirt Toffs. Signed on the rear number 10 in black marker.

 

 

Luigi “Lou” Macari (born 7 June 1949) is a Scottish former footballer and manager. He began his playing career at Celtic where he was one of the Quality Street Gang, the outstanding reserve team that emerged in the late 1960s that also included Kenny Dalglish and Danny McGrain. He is best known for his time at Manchester United, where he played over 400 games. Helping them win promotion back to the First Division and then played in their FA Cup win of 1977. Furthermore, he then finished his playing career at Swindon Town.

Also, the manager of Swindon, West Ham United, Birmingham City, Stoke City (two spells), Celtic and Huddersfield Town.

 

 

Manchester United

After a promising start to his playing career with Celtic; he moved south of the border in 1973 for £200,000 to sign for Manchester United, where he spent the bulk of his playing career. During his time with Celtic he had scored 57 goals in 100 appearances; since making his first team debut in 1970. He won three League titles and two Scottish Cups in his time at Celtic.

His first game for Manchester United came in January 1973 against West Ham United in which he scored a point-saving goal in a 2–2 draw. In 1977, his deflected shot off teammate Jimmy Greenhoff won Manchester United; the FA Cup final against Liverpool (and ultimately denied Liverpool the European treble). He made 400 appearances for the club, scoring 98 goals.

Macari’s early career at Old Trafford was spent trying to lead an attack that struggled to achieve anything. Relegation to the Second division in 1974 was the low point but Macari blossomed as a midfielder; in the following seasons under Tommy Docherty, as United began to win back a large following with attacking football; in which Macari enjoyed popularity alongside players such as Gordon Hill, Steve Coppell and the Greenhoff brothers.

He helped United win the Second Division title in 1975. They finished third on their return to the top flight and were runners-up in the FA Cup before going one better and lifting the trophy a year later. On the losing side in the 1979 final against Arsenal, and also played in a string of European campaigns during the late 1970s and early 1980s.