McGlen, Billy

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Billy McGlen

Billy McGlen

Clubs played for: Blyth Spartans, Manchester United, Lincoln City, Oldham Athletic (-)

Born: 1921

Birthplace: Bedlington

Position: Wing-half

Biography: Steady performer picked up from non- league Blyth Spartans, he was recommended to Sir Matt Busby after being spotted playing services football in Italy, and he became his second ever signing. He was regular Left-back until cartilage trouble kept him out of action. He became Outside-left after Charlie Mitten left for Bogota, but after slipping into the reserves he was sold to Lincoln City in 1952 for £8,000. He lived in Manchester until retiring to Lincolnshire, where he died in December 1999.

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