Francis Burns

Date of birth17 October 1948
Place of birthGlenboig
NationalityScottish
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Classy left-back before Brennan and Dunne took over. Later moved into midfield.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Oct 1965 01 Jun 1972
Southampton 01 Jun 1972 01 Aug 1973

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1967-68 Manchester United European Cup 7
1967-68 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1967-68 Manchester United League Division One 36
2
1968-69 Manchester United European Cup 3
1
1
1968-69 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1968-69 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1968-69 Manchester United League Division One 14
2
1969-70 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 6
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 30
2
3
1970-71 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1970-71 Manchester United League Division One 16
4
1971-72 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1971-72 Manchester United League Cup 3
1971-72 Manchester United League Division One 15
2
1
1972-73 Southampton League Cup 3
1
1972-73 Southampton League Division One 20
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
02 Sep 1967 West Ham United v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
06 Sep 1967 Sunderland v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1967 Manchester United v Burnley D 2-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1967 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1967 Manchester United v Hibernians (Malta) W 4-0 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 1967 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1967 Hibernians (Malta) v Manchester United D 0-0
Agg: 0-4
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 1967 Manchester City v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1967 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
14 Oct 1967 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
25 Oct 1967 Manchester United v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1967 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1967 Manchester United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1967 Leeds United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
11 Nov 1967 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
15 Nov 1967 FK Sarajevo v Manchester United D 0-0 European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
18 Nov 1967 Manchester United v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
25 Nov 1967 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1967 Manchester United v FK Sarajevo W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
02 Dec 1967 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1967 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
16 Dec 1967 Manchester United v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1967 Leicester City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1967 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1967 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
06 Jan 1968 Manchester United v West Ham United W 3-1 League Division One
20 Jan 1968 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 League Division One
27 Jan 1968 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
31 Jan 1968 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
03 Feb 1968 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
17 Feb 1968 Burnley v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1968 Arsenal v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
28 Feb 1968 Manchester United v Górnik Zabrze W 2-0 European Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
02 Mar 1968 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
13 Mar 1968 Górnik Zabrze v Manchester United L 1-0
Agg: 1-2
European Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Mar 1968 Coventry City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1968 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1968 Manchester United v Manchester City L 1-3 League Division One
30 Mar 1968 Stoke City v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
06 Apr 1968 Manchester United v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1968 Fulham v Manchester United W 0-4 League Division One
13 Apr 1968 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
15 Apr 1968 Manchester United v Fulham W 3-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1968 Manchester United v Real Madrid W 1-0 European Cup Semi-final 1st leg
29 Apr 1968 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 6-3 League Division One
17 Aug 1968 Manchester City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1968 Manchester United v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1968 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-4 League Division One
31 Aug 1968 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 5-4 League Division One
07 Sep 1968 Manchester United v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1968 Burnley v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1968 Waterford v Manchester United W 1-3 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
21 Sep 1968 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 3-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1968 Estudiantes de La Plata v Manchester United L 1-0 Intercontinental Cup 1st leg
02 Oct 1968 Manchester United v Waterford W 7-1
Agg: 10-2
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Oct 1968 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1968 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
07 Dec 1968 Leicester City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1968 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1968 Southampton v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1968 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1969 Exeter City v Manchester United W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1969 Leeds United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1969 Manchester United v Sunderland W 4-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1969 AC Milan v Manchester United L 2-0 European Cup Semi-final 1st leg
15 May 1969 Manchester United v AC Milan W 1-0
Agg: 1-2
European Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 1969 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division One
09 Aug 1969 Crystal Palace v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
13 Aug 1969 Manchester United v Everton L 0-2 League Division One
16 Aug 1969 Manchester United v Southampton L 1-4 League Division One
19 Aug 1969 Everton v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1969 Leeds United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
13 Sep 1969 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1969 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
20 Sep 1969 Arsenal v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1969 Manchester United v Wrexham W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1969 Manchester United v West Ham United W 5-2 League Division One
04 Oct 1969 Derby County v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1969 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
11 Oct 1969 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division One
14 Oct 1969 Burnley v Manchester United D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
18 Oct 1969 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1969 Manchester United v Burnley W 1-0 League Cup 4th round replay
25 Oct 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1969 Manchester United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1969 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1969 Derby County v Manchester United D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
15 Nov 1969 Manchester City v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1969 Manchester United v Derby County W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
22 Nov 1969 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1969 Burnley v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1969 Manchester City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
06 Dec 1969 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-2 League Division One
13 Dec 1969 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1969 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1969 Sunderland v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1970 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1970 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1970 West Ham United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
24 Jan 1970 Manchester United v Manchester City W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
26 Jan 1970 Manchester United v Leeds United D 2-2 League Division One
31 Jan 1970 Manchester United v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
07 Feb 1970 Northampton Town v Manchester United W 2-8 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1970 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
28 Feb 1970 Stoke City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
21 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1970 Manchester United v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
30 Mar 1970 Manchester United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1970 Manchester United v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1970 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1970 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
17 Oct 1970 Leeds United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1970 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1970 Manchester United v Chelsea W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
31 Oct 1970 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1970 Manchester United v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division One
30 Jan 1971 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
06 Feb 1971 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
20 Feb 1971 Manchester United v Southampton W 5-1 League Division One
23 Feb 1971 Everton v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1971 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1971 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1971 Manchester United v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1971 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1971 Coventry City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1971 Crystal Palace v Manchester United W 3-5 League Division One
19 Apr 1971 Manchester United v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
24 Apr 1971 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 3-2 League Division One
01 May 1971 Blackpool v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 May 1971 Manchester City v Manchester United W 3-4 League Division One
23 Aug 1971 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1971 Liverpool v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
02 Oct 1971 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
27 Oct 1971 Manchester United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
08 Nov 1971 Stoke City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Cup 4th round replay
13 Nov 1971 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1971 Stoke City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round 2nd replay
20 Nov 1971 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division One
27 Nov 1971 Southampton v Manchester United W 2-5 League Division One
04 Dec 1971 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 3-2 League Division One
11 Dec 1971 Stoke City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
18 Dec 1971 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1971 Manchester United v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1972 West Ham United v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1972 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 League Division One
15 Jan 1972 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 1972 Manchester United v Southampton W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 1972 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1972 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1972 Preston North End v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 1972 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 0-2 League Division One
19 Feb 1972 Leeds United v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1972 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
29 Feb 1972 Middlesbrough v Manchester United W 0-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
08 Mar 1972 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 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
1967-68 Scotland Under-23 1
1969-70 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1


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
07 Feb 1968 Scotland v England L 1-2 U23
05 Nov 1969 Austria v Scotland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7


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