Star soccer forward Ian Story-Moore, who earlier this week figured in a major transfer controversy, played his first game for this new club Manchester United today (Saturday).
Star soccer forward Ian Story-Moore, who earlier this week figured in a major transfer controversy, played his first game for this new club Manchester United today (Saturday). Moore dividends on his GBP200,000 (480,000 dollars) transfer fee by scoring and helping United to a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield. It was the Manchester club's first win since December 4.
At the beginning of the week, it seemed that Moore wold leave his club Nottingham Forest to ???ign for First Division title challengers Derby County. Out Forest objected to the deal and Manchester United stepped in to spend GBP200,000 on Moor -- a week after spending GBP130,000 (300,000 dollars) on Aberdeen defender Martin Buchan.
But United's revival today was started by one of their established players, George Best. After 37 minutes, he rounded a defender and scored a characteristic goal.
Thirty minutes later, Best hit another fierce shot, the ball was parried to Moore who crowned his debut with a fin headed goal.
SYNOPSIS: Manchester United kick off Saturday's game against Huddersfield strengthened by the most controversial man in British football -- forward Ian Story-Moore, a two-hundred-thousand pound midweek signing. He soon delighted the crowd with a fierce shot tipped just over the bar.
Moore joined United after a transfer tussle with Derby County. Here he brings another superb save from Huddersfield Keeper Lowdown.
Huddersfield also carved out some good scoring chances. Les Champan squandered one of the best.
In the United defence Martin Buchan, another recent signing, played well to justify a hundred-and-thirty thousand pound transfer fee.
After half-an-hour, George Best put United ahead with an opportunist shot on the turn.
In the second half, United -- without a win since December -- continued to look menacing. Kidd nearly scored from a bad back pass.
On the hour, Moore climaxed a brilliant debut for United. A shot by Best was parried, and Moore headed the ball home to give United a two-nil victory.