The next United Nights is taking place on Friday, February 10th, the day before Liverpool. Mickey Thomas and Sammy Mcllroy will be at Walkabout bar in Manchester in the upstairs private function room for the event.

Sammy was the last youth player Sir Matt Busby signed for United when he moved from Belfast as a 15-year-old. He made his first team debut as a 17-year-old on derby day and scored in the game which finished 3-3. He spent 13 years at United and only 19 players have made more appearances for the club than him.

Mickey played for United in the late 70s/early 80s and represented the club 110 times. He scored 15 goals and collected an FA Cup runners-up medal in 1979.

RoM has two tickets to give away if you can answer this question: How many appearances did Sammy McIlroy make for United? E-mail answers to republik_of_mancunia_competition[at]

Tickets cost £20 and can be bought from the website. They include a raffle, bar discount and hot buffet.

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