Two of the biggest clubs in world football Manchester United and Real Madrid have always been closely related to each other, mainly because of the number of players that have played for both of the two clubs. From David Beckham to Cristiano Ronaldo,a total of six players hasplayed for each of the two clubs, either after a direct transfer or an indirect move.In this slideshow, we discuss the six players who have played for bothManchester United and Real Madrid:
#1 Laurie Cunningham
Real Madrid: 1979 – 1983
Manchester United: 1982 – 83 (Loan)
Laurie Cunningham was the first player to have played for both Real Madrid and Manchester United, having played 44 matches for the Whites, and 5 for the Red Devils. Cunningham, who was known as El Negro de Los Blancos was the first British player to move to the Spanish side, joining them from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. He is remembered for scoring twice in his debut, and was crucial in Real Madrid title winning campaign that year, and also domestic cup victory. He is also the only player in the club’s long history to have earned a standing ovation from the crowd at Camp Nou, a feat that speaks volumes given the high quality of players Real Madrid have always been associated with.
His stint with Manchester United was brief, and was somewhat an unsuccessful one.