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1969: 'He is Manchester United'

Sir Matt Busby announced his resignation as manager of Manchester United football club on 14 January 1969.

During his 25 years at the helm of the "Reds" he oversaw three very successful teams and directed the creation of a new ground at Old Trafford.

Sir Matt also rebuilt the club after the tragic Munich air disaster in which eight players died and he himself was seriously injured.

He remained as general manager and then president of United until 1993. He died the following year.

Sir Bobby Charlton said Sir Matt's "presence would always be at Manchester United". Do you agree? What are your memories of him?

I met Sir Matt in 1992, after a friend had arranged a trip to Old Trafford for me. (He knew one of the groundsmen at the time, so arranged for me to meet him).

I had a tour of the ground and lifted the Premiership trophy, which was special in itself as it was the first league win for Man Utd in 26 years.

Then to my disbelief, my guide took me to meet 'The Boss'. It was like I was dreaming!

The next thing, I'm sat sharing a cup of tea, biscuits and chat with Sir Matt.

A wonderful man, with endearing personality and an inspiration to us all. I can still hear him repeating, "Soldier on" as I left his office.

A memorable occasion, and I'm so pleased to have met him before he died. His legend will always live on.
Paul, Channel Islands


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