Mark Gordon Robins (born 22 December 1969) is an English football manager and former player. After starting his career with Manchester United, he went on to play in the Premier League for Norwich City and Leicester City before playing in the Football League with Reading, Manchester City, Walsall, Rotherham United, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and in Europe with FC Copenhagen, Ourense and Panionios.He finished his career in the Conference National with Burton Albion and was capped six times for the England under-21 side.In 2007, he became manager of Rotherham United, and joined Barnsley in the same capacity in 2009, before leaving in 2011, following differences between him and the board.Robins played a very important part in winning the FA Cup for Manchester United in 1990, which was the first trophy of manager Alex Ferguson's reign at the club, scoring the winning goal in the semi-final replay against Oldham Athletic.However, it was an earlier goal that secured Robins a vital part in the history of the club.
In that season, Robins scored seven First Division goals and a further two in the FA Cup, bringing his tally that season to nine in all competitions.
His goal in the FA Cup third round also had the distinction of making him the player to score the first goal of the 1990s for Manchester United.
He was second only to Mark Hughes in the goalscoring charts at Old Trafford, while Hughes's regular strike-partner Brian Mc Clair had managed a mere five goals and it was starting to look as though Robins would displace Mc Clair as the club's regular second striker.
However, Mc Clair recovered his goalscoring form in 1990–91, and Robins managed only 19 First Division appearances and four goals.
He was, however, in the squad that won the European Cup Winners' Cup that season.