"He was a part of Manchester United folklore and was always a popular figure with the fans, especially because he was a Manchester lad.
"An exciting orthodox winger, he had pace, good ball control and could be relied upon to provide a constant supply of crosses to his fellow forwards. Albert’s place in Manchester United history is assured – he will never be forgotten.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.”
After recovering from injuries sustained in Munich, Scanlon continued his playing career at Old Trafford and accumulated 127 senior appearances and 35 goals.
He moved on to Newcastle United in 1960 and later played for Lincoln City and Mansfield Town before retiring in 1966.
Everyone at Manchester United sends deepest condolences to Albert's family and friends.