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The following is a list of Manchester United players who scored on their official debuts. Re-debuts, players who have played for the club left and then come back are also included. Players are ranked in chronological order. In the section of 3+ goals players are ranked by the number of goals scored on debut and then chronologically.

3+ goalsEdit

Goals Player Date Opponent Result Competition
3 Charles Sagar 2 September 1905 Bristol City 5–1 Division 2
3 James Harrison 30 August 1978 Stockport County 3–2 League Cup 2nd Round
3 Wayne Rooney 28 September 2004 Fenerbahce 6–2 Champions League

2 goalsEdit

Player Date Opponent Result Competition
Jack Doughty 30 October 1886 Fleetwood Rangers 2–2 FA Cup 1st Round
William Brooks 22 October 1898 Loughborough Town 6–1 Division 2
Stephen Preston 7 September 1901 Gainsborough Trinity 3–0 Division 2
Jack Allan 3 September 1904 Port Vale 2–2 Division 2
George Livingstone 23 January 1909 Manchester City 3–1 Division 1
George Nicol 11 Feburary 1928 Leicester City 5–2 Division 1
Tommy Taylor 7 March 1953 Preston North End 5–2 Division 1
Bobby Charlton 6 October 1956 Charlton Athletic 4–2 Division 1
Shay Brennan 19 February 1958 Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 FA Cup 5th Round
Paul Scholes 21 September 1994 Port Vale 2–1 League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg

1 goalEdit

Player Date Opponent Result Competition
T. Craig 18 January 1890 Preston North End 1–6 FA Cup 1st Round
Jimmy Coupar 3 September 1892 Blackburn Rovers 3–4 Division 1
Bob Donaldson 3 September 1892 Blackburn Rovers 3–4 Division 1
John Aitken 7 September 1895 Crewe Alexandra 5–0 Division 2
Jimmy Collinson 16 November 1895 Lincoln City 5–5 Division 2
Henry Boyd 20 January 1897 Blackpool 2–1 FA Cup 5th Qualifying Round Replay
James Bain 16 September 1899 Loughborough Town 4–0 Division 2
Arthur Beadsworth 25 October 1902 Arsenal 1–0 Division 2
Jack Ball 11 September 1929 Leicester City 2–1 Division 1
James Brown 17 September 1932 Grimsby Town 1–1 Division 2
Neil Dewar 11 February 1933 Preston North End 3–3 Division 2
David Byrne 21 October 1933 Bury 1–2 Division 2
Tommy Bamford 20 October 1934 Newcastle United 1–0 Division 2
Billy Bryant 3 November 1934 Blackpool 2–1 Division 2
Len Bradbury 28 January 1939 Chelsea 1–0 Division 1
Bill Bainbridge 9 January 1946 Accrington Stanley 5–1 FA Cup 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Ted Buckle 4 January 1947 Charlton Athletic 4–1 Division 1
Alex Dawson 22 April 1957 Burnley 2–0 Division 1
Wyn Davies 23 September 1972 Derby County 3–0 Division 1
Peter Barnes 31 August 1985 Nottingham Forest 3–1 Division 1
Alex Büttner 15 September 2012 Wigan Athletic 4–0 Premier League