Matt Busby

Roger Byrne Junior on Uniteds perished skipper

“I once wrote to Sir Matt Busby to ask if I could be a ball boy at Old Trafford and he made it happen right away. I worked there between the ages of nine and 11. Even today, the club still supports us. Mum and I are still given season tickets and go to all the home games. And when Mum was taken into hospital recently, the club rang to ask if there was anything they could do – United still retains its family feel.”