Tony Dunne: Manchester United’s European Cup winning legend dies, aged 78

Tony Dunne: Manchester United’s European Cup winning legend dies, aged 78

- Tony Dunne won the European Cup with Manchester United in 1968

- The former Irish international has died at the age of 78

- Manchester United and ex team-mates have continued to pay tributes to the late legend

Former Irish international Tony Dunne who featured for Manchester United in 535 games winning the European Cup at the Old Trafford in 1968 is dead, SunSport reports.

Dunne was part of Sir Matt Busby’s 1968 side that defeated Benfica 4-1 at Wembley to become the first English side to lift the continent’s most-prestigious trophy.

The sad news was confirmed by Manchester United on Monday night, June 8, when they posted a touching tribute to the legend on social media.

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The Red Devils wrote: “One of our greatest-ever full-backs. An integral part of the 1968 European Cup-winning side.

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"A player who made 535 appearances in the red shirt of Manchester United. May he rest in peace."

Meanwhile, torrents of condolences are being said on the social media, with ex team-mates Alex Stepney and Brian Kidd describing the late star.

“His ability goes without saying,” Kidd wrote.

Goalkeeper Stepney added: “It's very sad news, Tony was great team-mate, an unbelievable full back and incredible player."

However, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has stated that just four players were immune to Alex Ferguson’s wrath during their time at the Old Trafford club.

Sir Alex was famous for his fierce approach to disciplining players during his 26-year reign as he was seen verbally blasting players on several occasions.

Fergie is the most successful manager in Old Trafford history after winning 38 trophies, including 12 Prem League titles, but he had a special kind of temper.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 41-year-old Reche Caldwell was left dead during a fatal robbery attack outside his home in Florida after he was ambushed, according to reports from the police.

SunSport are reporting that the former NFL star died from gunshot wounds on Saturday, June 6, right in front of his residence in Tampa as efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive.

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