What The Papers Said

"There were no extravagant outbursts, no mawkish gestures; just ordinary people remembering an extraordinary individual in the manner of their choosing. And all the more moving for that."

Patrick Collins, Mail on Sunday
05/01/2010 09:00, Report by Steve Bartram
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OT100 #55: Sir Matt mourned

and three vital points; just what Sir Matt would have wanted.

The Aftermath: United opened up a 16-point lead at the head of the table, and the season's end brought a first ever Double for the club, with the retention of the title and a 4-0 FA Cup Final win over Chelsea. Busby's contribution to United had been recognised less than a year before his death when Warwick Road was renamed as Sir Matt Busby Way, but his standing was further underlined when, in 1996, the club unveiled a bronze statue of him on the East Stand frontage. It remains a prominent symbol of United's past, present and future, and a permanent tip of the cap to the man who laid the foundations for so much of the club's opulent history.

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