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VIDEO: RIP Big Dunc, it’s been 53 years ago today


Wikipedia pays tribute to Duncan Edwards who lost his brave battle for life 53 years ago today.

Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid 1950s and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster. Born in Dudley, Edwards signed for Manchester United as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and the then youngest England player since the Second World War. In a professional career of less than five years he helped United to win two Football League championships and reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Although he survived the crash of the team’s plane at Munich on February 6, 1958 he died as a result of his injuries 15 days later.

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VIDEO: RIP Big Dunc, it's been 53 years ago today


Wikipedia pays tribute to Duncan Edwards who lost his brave battle for life 53 years ago today.

Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid 1950s and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster. Born in Dudley, Edwards signed for Manchester United as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and the then youngest England player since the Second World War. In a professional career of less than five years he helped United to win two Football League championships and reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Although he survived the crash of the team’s plane at Munich on February 6, 1958 he died as a result of his injuries 15 days later.

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The historic, long forgotten United fixtures


This book spans over 60 years of Manchester United history, including little known facts and anecdotes. It features an extensive collection of memorabilia, match tickets and photographs. The “Forgotten Fixtures” completes the post war history as it covers the games that rarely receive a mention. The book starts its journey immediately after the war years and continues up to present day. It takes you the length and breadth of Britain, from Mallorca to Melbourne and Israel to Iran detailing often meaningless ninety minutes of football at obscure, out of the way places.

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