Harry Gregg, former Manchester United goalkeeper, dies at age of 87

Harry Gregg, former Manchester United goalkeeper, dies at age of 87

- Harry Gregg who played 210 games for Manchester United is dead

- The goalie was the hero who pulled survivors from the wreckage of 1958 plane crash

- Gregg saved the lives of some people in the tragic incident

Premier League giants Manchester United have lost their legend Harry Gregg ahead of their tough battle with Chelsea as the former Northern Irish footballer died at the age of 87.

Harry Gregg was hailed hero 62 years ago when he saved the lives of Bobby Charlton, Denis Viollet and some other people in the Munich air disaster.

During that time in 1958, the Red Devils squad then known as Busby Babes were actually traveling after playing European Cup game when their plane crashed.

Harry Gregg was very lucky to have escaped from the tragic incident and therefore went back to the burning wreckage to pull out some people he could help.

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Sadly, 23 people later died in the incident as Harry Gregg was unable to save the lives of all the passengers who boarded the plane.

Gregg played for Manchester United between the year 1957-1966 and featured in 210 games for the Red Devils before he left the Premier League side.

He ended his playing career in 1967 at Stoke City where he only played for one season before he hanged up his gloves and boots.

On international level, Harry Gregg played 25 times for Northern Ireland and was even voted the best goalkeeper at the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden.

According to the report on UK Sun, Harry Gregg died peacefully in the presence of his family even though the rationale behind his death was not revealed.

Gregg died at Causeway hospital in which his family made a release thanking the everyone who showed the deceased love during and after his death.

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"Harry passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family.

"To everyone who has called, visited or sent well wishes we thank you for the love and respect shown to Harry and the family." a statement from the family.

Meanwhile, Manchester United could obtain a minute silence before their Premier League game against Chelsea on Monday, February 17.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo stands the chance of getting another contract deal if he impress this term at Old Trafford.

Odion Ighalo joined the Red Devils on the transfer deadline day from Chinese Super League giants Shanghai Shenhua and had been training on his own since he to England.

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease forced Manchester United to ask Odion Ighalo to be training on his own as a precaution and was also not allowed to travel to Spain for training.

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