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Manchester United legend and Munich air disaster hero Harry Gregg has died

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Manchester United's great goalkeeper and Munich air disaster hero Harry Gregg has passed away. 

The former Old Trafford shot-stopper died peacefully in Coleraine, aged 87.

Gregg, once the world's most expensive goalkeeper, played for United between 1957 and 1966, also earning 25 caps for Northern Ireland.

He was aboard the airplane carrying the Busy Babes that crashed following take-off in 1958, heroically pulling passengers from the wreckage and saving the lives of several teammates.

Tributes have poured in from across the world of sport, with Manchester United expressing their "deepest sadness" at the news.

Gregg won the Best Goalkeeper award at the 1958 World Cup and will go down in history as one of the all-time goalkeeping greats.

He was awarded with an OBE last year for his services to football.

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