Harry Stafford

Imagine that the captain of your local team was the landlord of the pub on the corner of your street...that's a privilege that Newton Heath supporters would have had back in the 1890s. 
I don't know if Harry Stafford got any stick off the customers if results were going badly, or if he welcomed Ardwick supporters to his Monday night concerts.
Harry Stafford joined Newton Heath from Crewe Alexandra  in 1896 . He was the club captain and remained so when the club became Manchester United in 1902. He retired from playing in 1903 and later kept hotels in Wales and Canada.