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Harold (Harry) McShane (born 8 April 1920 in Holytownmarker, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former football player, who played as a direct and speedy winger. He is the father of actor Ian McShane.

Playing career

McShane started his professional career with Bellshill Athletic, before moving to Blackburn Roversmarker in 1937. During the war he guested for Manchester City, Blackpool, Reading and Port Vale.

After the war ended he joined Huddersfield Town, before moving on to Bolton Wanderers in 1947. He spent four years at Bolton, racking up close to 100 appearances before signing for Manchester United in 1951. He was part of the United side that won the First Division in 1951-52. In 1954, he transferred to Oldham Athletic, before seeing out his playing days with non-league sides; Chorley (player-coach), Wellington Town and Droylsden.


After retiring as a player, McShane became the coach of Stalybridge Celtic. He then worked as a talent scout for Manchester United, where he was credited with bringing Wes Brown to the management's attention.


with Manchester United


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