Born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 2nd 1944, Willie Morgan was one of the illustrious group of players who played in the famous No. 7 shirt for Manchester United included in the official line up of United’s “Magnificent 7’s” along with George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham, and achieving a lasting place in the football hall of fame.
Willie was signed for United by Sir Matt Busby in 1968 for then a record fee of £117,000 and was already the first footballer in the world to have his own official fan club. Willie captained Manchester United and was an international star, who was capped twenty one times for his country, reaching the finals of the world cup in 1974.
In 1972 after playing against Brazil Willie Morgan was voted ‘The Best Right Winger in the World’ and for Willie, Manchester United will always be the greatest club in the world.
“I had been very impressed with the skill displayed with Burnley’s right-winger when he played against Manchester United for Burnley. His name was Willie Morgan and so I proceeded to contact Burnley’s Football Club Chairman, the late Bob Lord.”
“Willie proved without any shadow of a doubt that he was one of the most skilful wingers of the day”
Sir Matt Busby