Former Man Utd and Liverpool forward Phil Chisnall dies at 78

Thu 04 March 2021 | 14:38

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Phil Chisnall has passed away at the age of 78.


came through the

Manchester United

youth set-up, scoring 10 goals in 47 first-team appearances between 1961 and 1964.

Then he signed for


for £25,000 in April 1964 and became the last player to be transferred directly between the clubs.

Former Liverpool manager

Bill Shankly

had hailed the forward on his arrival at the club, saying

: "Phil can do unusual things with the ball, he might be something special."

However, his time at the club was short-lived and he joined Southend United before ending his playing career at Stockport County.

Manchester United said in a statement

: "It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of former player Phil Chisnall, who has died at the age of 78.

"Phil, a product of United's famous youth system, caught the eye as one of the most promising young talents of his time and went on to represent the first team between 1961 and 1964 before his transfer to Liverpool.

"Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Alf Ramsey were three wise men who knew a thing or two about assessing rookie footballers and they all agreed that in the early-to-middle-1960s, inside-forward Phil Chisnall was potentially one of the best in the land."

source: SportMob