Salford, Lancashire born centre half Jack Barber joined Second Division Manchester United from Clayton in May 1922 making his Football League debut against Hull City in January 1923. He found opportunities limited, scoring twice in 4 appearances for The Red Devils before joining Southport in May 1924. At Southport he was second top scorer in 1924-25 as they finished 4th in the Third Division (North) but again found opportunities limited and moved to Halifax Town after 18 goals in 46 appearances for The Sandgrounders in August 1926. He scored once in 12 appearances for The Shaymen before moving to Rochdale in July 1927 where he scored 4 goals in 147 appearances over four seasons at Spotland. A move to Stockport County followed in August 1931, where he made 16 appearances before joining non league Bacup Borough in 1933.