Former Manchester United player Philip Mulryne is ordained as a Roman Catholic priest

Former Manchester United player Philip Mulryne is ordained as a Roman Catholic priest

The 39-year-old became a priest in a Dublin ceremony

Monday, July 10, 2017

A former footballer for Manchester United has undergone an interesting career change. 

Philip Mulryne has been ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic church, in a ceremony which was believed to have taken place in Dublin.

The 39-year-old began his career at Man United in 1997, where he played one Premier League match for the team before moving on to Norwich. 

His journey to priesthood is believed to have begun in 2009, when he begun the formation process, eventually becoming a deacon in October 2016. 

The ceremony to ordain Mulryne was believed to have been officiated by Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia.