WeAreTheBusbyBoys.com is the number one independent Manchester United website for news and regular opinions from former players of the club.

Founded in August 2018, WeAreTheBusbyBoys.com is the work of a number of Manchester United legends and former players as well as journalists, historians and collectors, professional football coaches, authors and bloggers.


With such a vast knowledge pool to call upon, the website hopes to offer some of the most insightful opinion, long form features and create conversation with Manchester United supporters.

Our team includes:

Gordon Hill, former Manchester United winger and 1977 FA Cup Winner.

Mike Duxbury, former Man Utd defender and FA Cup Winner in 1983 and 1985.

Paul Parker, former United full-back and Premier League and FA Cup winner.

Wayne Barton, owner of WeAreTheBusbyBoys, and Manchester United author and historian. He was described by the Independent as ‘the leading writer on Manchester United’.

Dave Murphy, our social media manager, and lifelong United fan. Dave hosts our weekly YouTube show and appears on our podcasts regularly.

Dan Burdett, editor and social media curator. Dan is a lifelong United fan.


Tyler Dunne hosts our podcasts and YouTube shows.

Nipun Chopra regularly appears on our podcasts and YouTube shows.

Journalist Matthew Galea, a United fan, regularly contributes opinion pieces to WeAreTheBusbyBoys.

Journalist Michael Garvey interviews former United players for WeAreTheBusbyBoys and writes opinion pieces.

John McNicoll, lifelong United fan, who contributes opinion pieces to WeAreTheBusbyBoys on a regular basis.

Michael Pieri, football coach and podcast host, regularly contributes to the site.

Former players :

In addition to our numerous interviews we also are proud to have featured recurring contributions to our website from the likes of Tommy Docherty, Sammy McIlroy, Alex Stepney, the late Brian Greenhoff, Mickey Thomas, Clayton Blackmore, as well as Danny Higginbotham, Markus Neumayr, Jules Maiorana, Deiniol Graham, Kevin Pilkington, Ben Thornley, Phil Marsh, Nick Culkin, John Curtis, Mark Wilson and many more.

Our social media presence can be found on the links above.

For further information, including advertisement enquiries and partnership proposals, please email us at mail (@) wearethebusbyboys.com.

WeAreTheBusbyBoys.com is involved in running of various different Twitter accounts related to Manchester United.

MUFCMemorabilia – Dedicated to all forms of memorabilia related to Manchester United

FledglingsBook – Dedicated to the April 2014 book “Fergie’s Fledglings”

ManUtd7475 – Dedicated to the April 2015 book “74/75”

ManUtd9596 – Dedicated to the May 2016 book “You Can’t Win Anything With Kids”

JimmyMurphyBook – Follow for information on the family authorised biography of Jimmy Murphy