It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of former Manchester United, Leeds United and Scotland defender, Gordon McQueen, aged 70.
McQueen began his career at St Mirren before joining Leeds United in 1972, winning the First Division with the side in 1974 and going on to play a pivotal role in their run into the 1975 European Cup Final.
McQueen joined Manchester United in 1978 and was a part of the reds 1983 FA Cup-winning team, beating Brighton & Hove Albion in a replay at Wembley. A fan favourite, McQueen made 229 appearances for the club before leaving in 1985, scoring 26 goals from centre-half.
Alongside his club career, McQueen made 30 appearances for Scotland, scoring 5 goals, and was chosen to play in the 1978 World Cup, sadly missing out due to injury.
After his retirement from playing professional football, McQueen joined Airdrie in a managerial position for a short spell before returning to his first club, St Mirren. When his old team-mate and friend, Bryan Robson, was appointed manager of Middlesbrough, McQueen joined him as reserve-team coach. Following his departure from the Boro, he joined Sky Sports as a pundit.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Gordon’s family, friends and former teammates.