Former Manchester United goalkeeper dies at 87

AFP Sports

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg has died at the age of 87.

Gregg was also present at the 1958 Munich Air disaster, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway 

He bravely rescued team-mates and other passengers during the mishap that killed 23 people.

When he joined United in December 1957 for £23,500 (AED 112,000) he was the world's most expensive goalkeeper at the time. 

Gregg made 25 appearances for Northern Ireland between 1954 and 1963. 

 

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