Scott McManus

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Scott McManus
Personal information
Full name Scott Harrison McManus[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Prestwich, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left Back/Left Midfield
Club information
Current club F.C. Halifax Town
Number 3
Youth career
Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Prestwich Heys 65 (6)
2008 Curzon Ashton ? (?)
2008–2010 Crewe Alexandra 6 (1)
2010–2011 F.C. United of Manchester[2] 38 (1)
2011– F.C. Halifax Town 74 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Harrison McManus (born 28 May 1989) is an English footballer from Prestwich, Greater Manchester, who currently plays for F.C. Halifax Town. He plays on the left side of defence or midfield.


Scott McManus was on the books at Manchester United as an apprentice for four or five years but was not handed a contract and left the club at the age of 15. After leaving United, he played for his local side Prestwich Heys[3] notching up over 60 appearances. In the summer of 2008 he was picked up by Curzon Ashton. In a pre-season friendly against Nottingham Forest he impressed the opposition enough to receive a trial and during that time was spotted by Crewe Alexandra scout Steve Holland. When offered contracts by both Forest and Crewe, he elected to sign on at Gresty Road.[4]

He spent most of the 2008/09 season playing for the reserve side, but made his debut under new manager Gudjon Thordarson towards the end of the season. He scored his first goal for Crewe in their 4–3 away defeat at Stockport County.

He was released by Crewe in August 2010 and joined F.C. United of Manchester as a player in the summer of 2010 and was named in the 21 player squad for the 2010–11 season by the club making his debut in the Northern Premier League Premier Division on 22 August 2010.[5]

On 17 May 2011, it was announced by F.C. Halifax Town that they had signed McManus from FC United.[6] McManus said: “I’m sorry I had to leave – the only reasons I did so were for a greater degree of financial security so I can support my daughter, and to help progress my football career at a higher level."[7]

In his first season at FC Halifax Town he started 45 games and scored a late winner in the FA Cup at home to Tadcaster Albion to set the Shaymen on the way to the first round where they met Charlton Athletic. After a poor start to the season at centre back Scott was moved to a more comfortable left back role and he excelled, winning numerous end of season awards.

Scott's second season at the Shay ended up starting in October due to a groin operation in the summer. Having dislodged Jason St Juste from the left back position he picked up from where he had left off the previous season, and despite not winning the awards of the 2011–12 season his efforts were appreciated by players and fans alike, especially after FC Halifax Town's victorious Play-off final victory over Brackley Town.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "1st Team Statistics". FCUM in Russia. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Former Prestwich player signs for Crewe Prestwich Heys official site
  4. ^ McManus chooses Alex over Forest
  5. ^ "Squad for the forthcoming season". FC United of Manchester. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Scott Joins The Shaymen". FC Halifax Town. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "FCUM Jerome Wright". FC United of Manchester. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 

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