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Sport Man Utd to create Jimmy Murphy tribute

14:15  09 may  2021
14:15  09 may  2021 Source:   skysports.com

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Manchester United have agreed to create a permanent tribute to Sir Matt Busby's former assistant and one of the club's greatest coaches, Jimmy Murphy.

The decision follows months of discussions with six fan groups about a memorial at Old Trafford.

Jimmy Murphy wearing a suit and tie: Manchester United have agreed to create a permanent tribute to Jimmy Murphy © PA Manchester United have agreed to create a permanent tribute to Jimmy Murphy

The Welshman's role at United is already marked by the naming of a building at the club's Carrington training ground and the Young Player of the Year award.

Murphy joined the club's staff as Sir Matt Busby's first signing in 1946 and performed a number of roles across four decades.

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He famously worked alongside Sir Matt, becoming assistant manager in 1955, and took charge of United on a temporary basis following the Munich tragedy of 1958.

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Murphy left his role as assistant manager in 1971 before becoming a scout for the club.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also subsidising the official trip for fans to Gdansk for the Europa League final by paying out £200 per fan.

United will take on Spanish side Villarreal in Poland on May 26.

a group of people in a field: Sir Matt Busby and his assistant Jimmy Murphy (left) during the 1968 European Cup final © PA Sir Matt Busby and his assistant Jimmy Murphy (left) during the 1968 European Cup final

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