- Former Man United star Phil Chisnall has passed away at age 78
- The late striker was the last player to move from Old Trafford and join Liverpool in 1964
- Sources claim the cause of his death is yet to be found out
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Manchester United family has been thrown into mourning following the death of legendary former striker Phil Chisnall at the age of 78, as reported by The Sun.
The late striker who spent five years at Old Trafford was the last player to leave the Red Devils and join Liverpool in 1964 in around £25,000.
He went ahead to score 10 goals in 47 appearances across competitions during his reign at the English club.
Aside from the Reds, he also played for Southend United and Stockport County before hanging his professional boots in 1972.
While paying their last respect to their former player whose cause of death is yet to be known, United said in a statement:
"We are saddened by the passing of our former forward, Phil Chisnall. Phil was a product of our famed youth system and represented the club during Sir Matt Busby's tenure. Our deepest sympathies are with his loved ones.”
The Sun further revealed that Chisnall graduated from United’s academy and played in the first-team under the iconic Busby between 1961 and 1964.
He made his debut at 19 against Everton in December 1961 and scored his first goal in a 2-0 win at neighbours Man City soon after.
Following his switch to Merseyside, he received little opportunity to impress under Bill Shankly and was soon on his way to Southend United. Liverpool said on their official Twitter handle:
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Chisnall. The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Phil’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time. Rest in peace, Phil Chisnall 1942-2021."
Sources claim the late striker battled with stroke for a long time but it is yet to be seen if that was the cause of his demise.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Players, staff and those in charge of Premier League giants Liverpool have been thrown into deep mourning following the demise of their legend Ian St John who passed on at the age of 82.
During his time playing in the English topflight, the Scot was among the most feared forwards in the world considering his styles of play on the pitch.
Liverpool would never forget the Ian St John in their history going by the successes he recorded with the reigning Premier League champions.
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