Gordon McQueenGordon McQueen is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a centre-back for St Mirren, Leeds United, Manchester United and Scotland. McQueen was signed at the age of 18 by St Mirren. He soon had scouts from other clubs monitoring his progress, and it was Leeds who finally offered £30,000 in 1973, seeing him as a long-term replacement for Jack Charlton. McQueen played six times in his first season at Leeds but missed out on the 1973 FA Cup Final. McQueen was in the team for most of the 1973–74 season. Leeds won the league championship, going 29 games without defeat at the start of the season, and McQueen played a crucial part as Norman Hunter's defensive partner. At the end of the season, McQueen was called up to the Scotland squad and made his international debut against Belgium. In February 1978, McQueen moved from Leeds to rivals Manchester United for £495,000. On signing he famously stated that '99% of players want to play for Manchester United and the rest are liars'. McQueen helped Manchester United reach the 1979 FA Cup Final, scoring a late goal as Manchester United came back from 2–0 down against Arsenal to level the scores (his 85th-minute goal cutting the deficit to 2–1), only for their opponents to wrestle the Cup back with a last-minute winner. McQueen finally gained an FA Cup winner's medal in 1983 after a replay against Brighton & Hove Albion. He also was in the team which lost the League Cup final to Liverpool in the same season.
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