"He came from a boxing family - his dad Archie was a pro - and certainly to those of us inside the dressing room he gave the impression that if you stepped out of line he'd knock your head off. He was tough but didn't tell everyone about it.
“Dave also suffered because he followed Tommy Docherty. The Doc loved the spotlight and the media loved him - they loved that he'd give them headlines and controversial quotes. Dave was the opposite.
“I remember one day, in the week leading up to a Manchester derby, some of the press boys collared me and asked me to have a word with Dave and convince him to give them a few lines.
"So I saw him and suggested he tell the press that we were going to smash them 5-0. He almost fell over. 'There's no way I'm telling them that!', he said. 'What if we don't win?'
“That's the type of man he was: an honest guy and a fair competitor. It's really sad to hear of his death.”
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