Irish Footballer that Played for Man Utd - Philip Mulryne
Philip Mulryne - Introduction
Phil Mulryne was born on New Year's day 1978 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. United's manager Alex Ferguson brought Mulryne across to Old Trafford as sixteen year old in 1994. He began playing for the Manchester United youth team and was a member of the team that won the 1995 FA Youth Cup.
Philip Mulryne & Manchester United
Philip Mulryne made his Manchester United debut on 14 October 1997 against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in the third round of the League Cup. the Reds lost the tie 2-0. He also came on as a substitute in the FA Cup fourth round in a 5-1 win at Old Trafford in January 1998. Mulryne made his only Premier League appearance in May that year in a 0-2 away win against Barnsley at Oakwell.
His only other two appearances for United were in the League Cup in the 1998/99 season. Phil Mulryne's last appearance for Manchester United was on 11 November 1998 against Nottingham Forest. It was the fourth round of the League Cup and United won 2-1 courtesy of two goals from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Mulryne was sold by Ferguson in February 1999 to Norwich City for a fee of £500,000.
In July 1999 the BBC reported that Philip Mulryne had abandoned his football career and had decided to become a Roman Catholic priest
Philip Mulryne - Northern Ireland Career
Phil Mulryne made his international debut for Northern Ireland in February 1997 against Belgium, before he made a first team appearance for Manchester United. He went on to win 27 caps for his country and he scored three goals.
Philip Mulryne - Manchester United & Northern Ireland Statistics
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