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Manchester United Legend,Harry Gregg is Dead

Harry Gregg
The Northern Ireland international was the world’s most expensive goalkeeper at £23,500 when he joined United in 1957.
A message on the Harry Gregg Foundation’s Facebook page announced his sad passing.
“It is with great sorrow that we inform of the death of Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend Harry Gregg, OBE," the statement read. 
“Harry passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Harry Gregg

“The Gregg family would like to thank the medical staff at Causeway Hospital for their wonderful dedication to Harry over his last few weeks. To everyone who has called, visited or sent well wishes we thank you for the love and respect shown to Harry and the family.

"Details of his funeral arrangement will be issued in the next few days. We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this difficult time. Never to be forgotten!"

A statement from United read: "It is with deepest sadness that we have learned of the passing of former player Harry Gregg OBE.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club go out to Harry’s family and friends.”

Gregg was among the United squad travelling back from Belgrade on February 6, 1958 when their plane crashed after stopping to refuel in Munich.

The Northern Irishman was dubbed the ‘Hero of Munich’ for saving a young baby plus team-mates Bobby Charlton and Jackie Blanchflower.

Tragically, eight United players lost their lives.

Gregg kept a clean sheet on his return to action two weeks after the disaster.

Speaking about the tragedy in 2018, he said: ”I would be telling lies if I said that I thought about it all the time. In fact I would go insane.

“I know the media would like to talk about what happened on a runway. I don't blame people for that but if all I was ever part of, or all I ever achieved was to do with what happened in Germany, in Munich, if that was what my life was all about, it didn't come to very much."

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