April 19, 2021

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Manchester United: Phil Chisnall, the last player to directly move to Liverpool, dies aged 78 

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Former Manchester United striker Phil Chisnall has died at the age of 78.

The late forward was the last player to make a direct move from Old Trafford to rivals Liverpool, having been transferred for a fee of £25,000 in 1964.

In a statement, United said: ‘It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of former Manchester United player Phil Chisnall, who has died at the age of 78.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Phil Chsinall has died at the age of 78

Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Phil Chsinall 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.’

Chisnall turned professional in 1959 after coming through United’s youth ranks and made his first team debut against Everton in 1961, aged just 19.

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