Leslie Mark Hughes was first spotted by one of Manchester United's North Wales talent scout in 1978. Hugh Roberts soon alerted the United staff of the young Welshman's talents making sure he was brought to the club.
It would be three more years before Hughes would make his professional debut for the United first team.
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Quickly asserting himself into the first team squad, Hughes was soon partnering Frank Stapleton in attack
while Norman Whiteside was moved to the midfield to accommodate the young Welshman. In his three seasons playing for Manchester United, Hughes scored a total of 37 goals in just 89 appearances. His performances highlighted him as one of Europe's most promising young strikers, which led to offers from various big European clubs.
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