Martin Buchan signs up to the Legends Tour 2023
Super excited to announce that one of Manchester United's greatest ever defenders Martin Buchan has joined the legends tour.
Buchan was signed by Manchester United manager Frank O'Farrell on 29 February 1972 for £120,000, and at the time was the club's record signing. His first game for United came on 4 March 1972 against Tottenham in the First Division. He was unable to prevent United from suffering relegation to the Second Division in 1973–74. However, United bounced back at the first attempt as Second Division champions. Buchan became club captain in 1975 following the departure of Willie Morgan.
Buchan helped United win the 1977 FA Cup Finalagainst Liverpool, which they won 2–1. This meant that Buchan became the only player to captain both Scottish and English FA Cup-winning sides. He also helped United reach another FA Cup final in 1979, where they lost 3–2 to Arsenal. He was still with United when they beat Brighton 4–0 in the replayed 1983 FA Cup Final, but he did not make the team for the final. Buchan left the club in August 1983 after injuries caught up with him, signing for Oldham Athletic on a free transfer. He had played in 456 games, scoring 4 goals, one of which was a superb, yet somewhat uncharacteristic, long-range drive against Everton.
Fans and ex professionals hold Martin in high regard such was his desire to win and his never give in attitude. He has very rarely attended any events like this so it really is a great opportunity for Manchester United fans to meet one of the greats of the club.
His first appearance on the legends tour will see him in Mansfield on the 21st January 2023 at the 1977 FA Cup Final special event alongside Lou Macari and Jimmy Nicholl.
He will then be live in Wigan in early February alongside Jimmy Greenoff, Stuart Pearson. Jimmy Nicholl and Arthur Albiston
Tickets are on sale now for both events via the superstar speakers ticket link