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Footballers who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal: Premier League 

Footballers who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal


  1. Jimmy Rimmer:

Jimmy Rimmer was a goalkeeper who started out as a goalkeeper at Manchester United. He used to play as second fiddle to the great Alex Stepney. He won the European Champions Cup in 1968 with the Reds before leaving them in 1974 to join Arsenal under manager Bertie Mee where he was voted Player of the season in his very first season. After spending three years with the Gunners, he joined Aston Villa to win the English Championship and the European Cup and become the greatest ever goalkeeper to play for Aston Villa.


  1. Viv Anderson:

Being the first black player ever to represent England internationally, Anderson was also blessed to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s first signing as Manchester United’s manager in 1987. He had joined United from Arsenal after spending three years with the Gunners and helping them win the League cup in 1987. He helped United win the FA Cup in 1990 before he went away from United in 1991 following his deteriorating relationship with Sir Alex.


  1. Frank Stapleton:

The Republic of Ireland striker was initially turned down by United which saw him join Arsenal. Frank spent seven years with the Gunners scoring 108 goals in 300 games for the North London side. He helped Arsenal win three FA Cups before he finally joined United in 1981. With the Red Devils, Frank went on to win two cups as he scored 78 goals in 365 matches. He had an impressive international career as he remains one of the most effective players in the FA Cup history.


  1. David Herd:

Herd was a very impressive striker on his day as he had a good spell of run with both the clubs. He joined Arsenal in 1954 and went on to spent almost eight years at the club scoring 107 goals in 180 games. He then joined Manchester United where he probably had a better spell as his partnership with Denis Law was very delightful to watch and difficult to handle for the opposition. A broken leg injury hampered his career but nonetheless he had some memorable moments with both the clubs.


  1. Robin Van Persie:

The Dutchman surely had to be at the top of this list. Van Persie played the majority of his Premier League career with Arsenal and then with Manchester United for a small span. Injuries marred his playing time, which restricted him from becoming more successful in the league. Fortunately, his good spell resulted in a Premier League win with United. In any case, he is one of the finest strikers the Premier League has ever seen, scoring 144 goals in total and winning the Golden Boot twice.

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