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RIP Albert Scanlon: Manchester United, Busby Babes And Munich In Pictures

by | 23rd, December 2009

RIP Albert Scanlon. The Manchester United winger, a ‘Busby Babe’ who survived the Munich air disaster in 1958, died. He was 74. In the disaster, Mr Scanlon’s leg was broken leg and skull fractured. Eight of Mr Scanlon’s Manchester United team-mates and three officials were killed when their plane crashed at Munich Airport. In the 1958/59 season. Albert Scanlon scored 16 goals as United finished runners-up in the first division. The Busby Babes in pictures:

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Sir Bobby Charlton (left) and Bill Foulkes look on as the funeral cortege of Busby Babe Albert Scanlon passes Old Trafford in Manchester



Posted: 23rd, December 2009 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink