On this day in 1972 Arsenal sold George Graham to Manchester United for £120k after a falling out with manager, Bertie Mee.
Graham had been dropped to the bench and made his dissatisfaction clear. Mee was a manager who had no time for interference in his decisions from players and promptly shipped him off to United.
While at Arsenal, Graham made 308 appearances for Arsenal, scored 77 goals and played an integral role in the club’s famous 70/71 Double.
Graham spent two years at Old Trafford, during which time they were relegated to the old Division Two (Championship).
After retiring, Graham returned to Arsenal as manager where he won two league titles (including the magical win at Anfield in 1989), two league cups, one FA Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in nine years.
Sacked from Arsenal after it was revealed he had accepted an illegal payment (bung) from Norwegian agent, Rune Hauge following the signings of John Jensen and Pal Lydersen in 1992, he found himself at Tottenham three years later after a brief stint with Leeds.
While manager of Spurs they won the league cup.