History of Manchester United - Part 3 of 3 - Sandy Turnbull- Classroom
Sandy Turnbull started his working life as a coal miner, where he developed the strength and character that made him a powerful and fearless centre forward.
Manchester United’s leading scorer in their first League Championship and FA Cup-winning teams, Sandy also scored the firstever goal at Old Trafford.
He was also a controversial figure who opposed the football authorities over football’s maximum wage rule, and was twice suspended for accepting illegal payments.
In 1917, Sandy died in an act of extraordinary bravery and self-sacrifice on the battlefields of the western front.
He was just 32 years old.
This resource explores the many issues of a life that was rich in achievements, controversy and courage.