David Herd

Date of birth15 April 1934
Place of birthHamilton
NationalityScottish
PositionCentre forward

Herd grew up in Manchester, his father Alex Herd, playing for Manchester City spanning WW2, In May 1951 Herd made his League debut aged 17 for Stockport County playing in the same forward line as his dad (who was also the manager). How the Manchester clubs missed him is a mystery, but he spent 7 prolific seasons at Arsenal before arriving at Old Trafford in 1961. Scotland International. With such an impressive scoring rate, it remained a mystery that Arsenal were so keen to offload the Scottish sharpshooter. His departure saw him become a member of one of Manchester United's greatest sides.

One of United's greatest strikers, a fierce shot combined with a strong work ethic made him a vital member of one of United's greatest sides. He won two League titles (1965 and 1967), the FA Cup (1963) but missed out on the European Cup of 1968 with a broken leg which virtually ended his career.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Stockport County 01 Apr 1951 01 Aug 1954
Arsenal 01 Aug 1954 01 Jul 1961
Manchester United 01 Jul 1961 01 Jul 1968

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1954-55 Arsenal League Division One 3
1
1955-56 Arsenal League Division One 5
2
1956-57 Arsenal FA Cup 6
6
1956-57 Arsenal League Division One 22
12
1957-58 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1957-58 Arsenal League Division One 39
24
1958-59 Arsenal FA Cup 5
3
1958-59 Arsenal League Division One 26
15
1959-60 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1959-60 Arsenal League Division One 31
14
1960-61 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1960-61 Arsenal League Division One 40
29
1961-62 Manchester United FA Cup 5
3
1961-62 Manchester United League Division One 27
14
1962-63 Manchester United FA Cup 6
2
1962-63 Manchester United League Division One 37
19
1963-64 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1963-64 Manchester United FA Cup 7
4
1963-64 Manchester United League Division One 30
20
1963-64 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 6
3
1964-65 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1964-65 Manchester United Fairs Cup 11
6
1964-65 Manchester United League Division One 37
20
1965-66 Manchester United European Cup 7
5
1965-66 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1965-66 Manchester United FA Cup 7
3
1965-66 Manchester United League Division One 36
1
24
1966-67 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
1966-67 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1966-67 Manchester United League Division One 28
16
1967-68 Manchester United European Cup 1
1967-68 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1967-68 Manchester United League Division One 6
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Feb 1955 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1955 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
30 Apr 1955 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1955 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1956 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1956 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1956 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1956 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1956 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1956 Everton v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
08 Dec 1956 Luton Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Dec 1956 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
22 Dec 1956 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1956 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1956 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1956 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Jan 1957 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1957 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
19 Jan 1957 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1957 Newport County v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1957 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 6-3 League Division One
09 Feb 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal L 6-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1957 Preston North End v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1957 Arsenal v Preston North End W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
02 Mar 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
05 Mar 1957 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
09 Mar 1957 Arsenal v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division One
13 Mar 1957 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
16 Mar 1957 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1957 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
23 Mar 1957 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1957 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1957 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1957 Sunderland v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1957 Arsenal v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1957 Blackpool v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
24 Aug 1957 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1957 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1957 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
04 Sep 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
07 Sep 1957 Blackpool v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
10 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Everton L 2-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Leicester City W 3-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1957 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 4-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1957 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1957 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1957 Everton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
19 Oct 1957 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 1-3 League Division One
02 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1957 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1957 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
30 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-3 League Division One
07 Dec 1957 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1957 Arsenal v Preston North End W 4-2 League Division One
21 Dec 1957 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1957 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1957 Luton Town v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1958 Northampton Town v Arsenal L 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1958 Arsenal v Blackpool L 2-3 League Division One
18 Jan 1958 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
01 Feb 1958 Arsenal v Manchester United L 4-5 League Division One
18 Feb 1958 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division One
22 Feb 1958 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 4-4 League Division One
01 Mar 1958 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1958 Arsenal v Chelsea W 5-4 League Division One
15 Mar 1958 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
19 Mar 1958 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1958 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1958 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 5-4 League Division One
07 Apr 1958 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1958 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
19 Apr 1958 Arsenal v Burnley D 0-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1958 Preston North End v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1958 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1958 Everton v Arsenal W 1-6 League Division One
09 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 6-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1958 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1958 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1958 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-3 League Division One
11 Oct 1958 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1958 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1958 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1958 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1958 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1958 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1959 Leicester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
10 Jan 1959 Bury v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1959 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1959 Colchester United v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1959 Arsenal v Colchester United W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
31 Jan 1959 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
07 Feb 1959 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1959 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
21 Feb 1959 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-2 League Division One
07 Mar 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1959 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1959 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1959 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1959 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1959 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1959 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
01 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1959 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1959 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1959 Everton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Oct 1959 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
17 Oct 1959 Arsenal v Preston North End L 0-3 League Division One
24 Oct 1959 Leicester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1959 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1959 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1959 Arsenal v West Ham United L 1-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1959 Arsenal v Luton Town L 0-3 League Division One
28 Dec 1959 Luton Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1960 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 4-4 League Division One
13 Jan 1960 Arsenal v Rotherham United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
16 Jan 1960 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Jan 1960 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
06 Feb 1960 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 5-2 League Division One
13 Feb 1960 Blackpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1960 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1960 Burnley v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1960 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1960 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-4 League Division One
15 Apr 1960 Arsenal v Fulham W 2-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1960 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1960 Burnley v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1960 Arsenal v Preston North End W 1-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1960 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1960 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1960 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1960 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division One
10 Sep 1960 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1960 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1960 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 5-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1960 Cardiff City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1960 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1960 Leicester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
15 Oct 1960 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1960 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
29 Oct 1960 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
05 Nov 1960 West Ham United v Arsenal L 6-0 League Division One
12 Nov 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-4 League Division One
19 Nov 1960 Blackpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1960 Arsenal v Everton W 3-2 League Division One
03 Dec 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 5-3 League Division One
17 Dec 1960 Arsenal v Burnley L 2-5 League Division One
23 Dec 1960 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1960 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1960 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 3-5 League Division One
07 Jan 1961 Sunderland v Arsenal L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1961 Arsenal v Manchester City W 5-4 League Division One
21 Jan 1961 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1961 Arsenal v Cardiff City L 2-3 League Division One
18 Feb 1961 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
25 Feb 1961 Arsenal v Leicester City L 1-3 League Division One
04 Mar 1961 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1961 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1961 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1961 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1961 Fulham v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1961 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1961 Arsenal v Fulham W 4-2 League Division One
08 Apr 1961 Arsenal v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1961 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-5 League Division One
29 Apr 1961 Everton v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1958-59 Scotland British Championships 3
1
1960-61 Scotland A v League 1
2
1960-61 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Oct 1958 Wales v Scotland W 0-3 British Championships
05 Nov 1958 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 British Championships
11 Apr 1959 England v Scotland L 1-0 British Championships
30 Jan 1961 Scotland v SCOTTISH LEAGUE W 4-1 A v LEAGUE
03 May 1961 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 May 1961 Czechoslovakia v Scotland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.