25/06/2014 19:02, Report by Adam Bostock. Video by James Lynch.

Video: Tribute to Scanlon

Memories of 1950s camaraderie came back to Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton when he attended a street-naming ceremony in honour of his former team-mate Albert Scanlon.

Scanlon Lane in Pendleton, part of Albert's beloved Salford, has been renamed in recognition of a player who won two league titles with Manchester United in 1956 and 1957 and survived the Munich air crash to continue his career with the Reds until 1960. A member of the fabled 'Busby Babes', he passed away in December 2009 at the age of 74.

"Albert Scanlon was a great lad," remembered Sir Bobby when speaking to MUTV

"He always had a bit of fun in him, he always had a story to tell in training about something he'd seen the day before. He and [fellow Busby Babe] Eddie Colman were both very proud of Salford and I have a lot of time for the place too, after spending my first years here as a United player from the age of 15."

Albert's son Greg also spoke to MUTV after posing for photos on the new street sign bearing his family name. "It's a great honour and I'd like to thank Sir Bobby for coming down and the local council for making this happen. It's brilliant."

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