How well do you remember the few brave souls who’ve dared to play for Manchester United and Liverpool?

Many will remember Michael Owen, Paul Ince and Peter Beardsley, who appeared just once for United. But what about Allenby Chilton, Tom McNulty and Tom Chorlton?

Why not test your knowledge of footballers who’ve crossed the line in our Saturday nostalgia quiz?

It’s fun for everyone while so many of us are still at home due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Many of the questions in our quizzes come from Clive Hardy’s brilliant Around Manchester books on the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

The books are on sale now for £14.99 including postage and packing. Just go to or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

We hope the quiz brings back some happy memories. If you’d like to share them, please write to the M.E.N. or We’d love to hear from you.

What was midfield marshal Paul Ince’s nickname at Manchester United and Liverpool?

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Stockport-born defender Tom Chorlton was the first direct transfer from Liverpool to United in 1912. He made 117 senior appearances for Liverpool, but how many games did he play for the Red Devils before transferring to Stalybridge Celtic?

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England international Peter Beardsley joined United from Vancouver Whitecaps in the 1982-3 season. He made only one appearance in a League Cup tie. Which club did he play for from 1983 to 1987, making 147 league appearances and scoring 47 goals?

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Michael Owen made 31 appearances for United from 2009 to 2012. How many goals did he score for England in his senior international career?

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Which club did Paul Ince play for between stints at Manchester United and Liverpool?

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Which distinguished United centre half and captain served in the Durham Light Infantry during World War II and took part in the 1944 Normandy landings?

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What team did Michael Owen face when he made his senior international debut for England in February 1988? He was the youngest player to represent England in the 20th century at the age of 18 years and 59 days.

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It was a friendly and England lost 2-0

Salford-born defender Tom McNulty transferred from United to Liverpool for a fee of £6,000 in 1954. How many league appearances did he make for United?