In his childhood White played for Salford Boys, and was a member of City's "golden generation" that won the FA Youth Cup in 1986. White made his debut for Manchester City's first-team in September 1986, in a 1–0 defeat to Luton Town. On 7 November 1987 he was one of three players (along with Tony Adcock and Paul Stewart) to score a hat-trick in a 10–1 victory over Huddersfield Town. He later won several caps for the England Under-21 side.
He had been a first team regular in 1986-87, playing 24 games in the First Division and scoring once, though he could not prevent relegation to the Second Division. His 13 goals in 1987-88 were not enough for promotion, but this was achieved in 1988-89 when he scored six goals as City finished runners-up.
White's best years were arguably in the early 1990s, when he was known for his pace and... Read More