Harry Gregg has sadly passed away at the age of 87.

Gregg was one of the survivors of the Munich air disaster in 1958 and became known as one of the heroes of the tragedy.

He was able to go back into the burning plane and attempt to pull survivors from the wreckage.

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Sir Bobby Charlton was among the teammates’ lives he saved, along with Jackie Blanchflower and Dennis Viollet.

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Gregg had joined United in 1957 as the most expensive goalkeeper in the world at the time, for a fee of £23,000.

Incredibly despite the tragedy which claimed the lives of his teammates, Gregg was able to line up for United just under a fortnight later.

He went onto make 210 appearances for United, leaving in 1966.

Former players Gary Neville, Norman Whiteside, Alex Stepney, Brian McClair and Rio Ferdinand were among the United stars to pay tribute to a true legend this morning.

United supporter Eamonn Holmes also paid tribute to Gregg, a man whose role in the club’s history should never be forgotten.

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