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Updated: December 23, 2009 17:39 IST

Man United ‘Busby Babe’ Albert Scanlon dies at 74

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Manchester United's Michael Owen is seen with the ball under his jersey after the Champions League group B soccer match between Wolfsburg and Manchester United in Wolfsburg, Germany, recently. Manchester United said on Wednesday
Manchester United's Michael Owen is seen with the ball under his jersey after the Champions League group B soccer match between Wolfsburg and Manchester United in Wolfsburg, Germany, recently. Manchester United said on Wednesday " everyone at Manchester United sends their deepest condolences ro Albert's family and friends,"File photo: AP

Albert Scanlon, one of Manchester United’s famed “Busby Babes” and a survivour of the 1958 Munich air disaster, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Scanlon won the 1956 and ‘57 league titles as an inside forward before the February 6 crash killed eight of his United teammates on the way back from a European Cup match in Belgrade.

Scanlon recovered from a broken leg and fractured skull to score 16 goals the following season and help United finish runner-up in the English league.

He scored 35 times in 127 matches for United before spells at Newcastle, Mansfield and Lincoln. He retired in 1966.

United said on Wednesday that “everyone at Manchester United sends their deepest condolences to Albert’s family and friends.”

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