|Date of birth||9 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|2012||→ Pune (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 October 2013
In his early career, Manju played for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited S.C., Mahindra United, and Mohun Bagan A.C. all in the National Football League and I-League. Manju was nominated for the ‘Best Indian Player’ Award at the inaugural edition of the FPAI Awards Night in 2009.
On 18 February 2011 it was announced that Manju had signed with United Sikkim F.C. of the I-League 2nd Division along with national team teammate Renedy Singh. The major decider in him going was the fact that the team was owned by his national teammate Baichung Bhutia.
Pune FC (loan)
After not playing at all during the 2012–13 I-League season, Manju signed for new direct-entry I-League club Bengaluru FC for the 2013–14 season. He made his debut for the club on 2 November 2013 against Mumbai F.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which he played the full match as Bengaluru FC drew the match 2–2.
After doing well in domestic league football, Manju earned a call-up to the India national football team. Before playing for the seniors, Manju was captain of the India U23 team. He also was a part of the Indian national squad who won the prestigious Nehru Cup in 2007 and 2009.
He was a part of the squad that toured Barcelona as a preparatory camp for the Nehru Cup 2009, but unfortunately got himself injured in the first match of the Nehru Cup 2009 vs Lebanon which ruled him out of the Nehru Cup 2009, IFA Shield, Durand Cup as well as Federation Cup.
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- Manju's Profile
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- NS Manju Out Of Nehru Cup
- Manju to miss IFA Shield and Durand Cup