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He spent 7 seasons with United, played alongside Beckham and is now a priest

The player who swapped football for religión

By Harry Smith

The player who swapped football for religión
The player who swapped football for religión
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Manchester United has had a host of players who are totally famous and well remembered, their great time at the club has meant that many fans remember them and also follow them even after they have retired, however, there are other players who have gone unnoticed by the football world and once they retire they have to return to a normal life out of the spotlight. 

That is the story of Phil Mulryne, the former Manchester United player who played in the midfield position, the Northern Ireland native was at the club for 7 seasons, counting his years in the academy, being in the first team he could be coached by Sir Alex Ferguson who gave him a chance by giving him his Premier League debut in the 97/98 season, despite that all his career he struggled for playing time, because at that time the midfield and forward were full of great players. 

Because of that his minutes began to be increasingly scarce, so his last game for United would be the following season in the last game of the season against Barnsley, from there his career went downhill, after being transferred to Norwich in the 99 season where he hoped to resume his career, Unfortunately he suffered a serious leg injury that would leave him out of the field for a while, after that he was hanging around in teams of lesser relevance, until in 2009 at 31 years of age he decided to retire from football and embark on a new path. 

What has become of Phil Mulryne's life?

Instead of taking the traditional route of staying involved in football, either as a coach or otherwise, Phil decided to step away from the pitch completely and train as a priest; according to an interview the former midfielder reportedly said that he was happy with his decision, saying that his life needed to take another path, so Mulryne left behind his time at United to concentrate on his new phase.

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