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Dave Roberts

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

26/11/1949

Signed

18/02/1971

Country

Wales

One of the best central defenders to have ever played for United, Dave Roberts joined the club from Fulham for £4,000 in February 1971, quickly forging a powerful partnership with Colin Clarke. He was made club captain in 1973 and scored in United’s 3-1 win at Swindon in February 1973. A ferocious competitor and an excellent ball player, his final game for the U’s was the 1-0 win over Manchester United at the Manor in Division Two in February in1975, after which Hull City paid £70,000 for him.

Appearances 175 +1

Goals 8

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