Robson pays tribute to 'dear friend' McQueen

Thursday 15 June 2023 13:12

Bryan Robson has paid tribute to former Manchester United team-mate Gordon McQueen, following the sad news of the Scot's death.

McQueen, 70, passed away on Thursday and will always be remembered in the hearts of United staff and fans alike for his contribution at the club between 1978 and 1985, plus following his retirement as a pundit on MUTV.

Former Reds captain Robson arrived at Old Trafford three years after McQueen, in 1981, and the pair won both the 1983 FA Cup and Charity Shield together.

Following the sad news of the former Scotland international's passing, Robson was quick to pay tribute to a man he described as 'a brilliant person with a huge heart'.

United saddened as Gordon McQueen passes away


Flags at Old Trafford are flying half-mast in tribute to our former defender.

"Gordon was one of the best centre-backs I had the privilege of playing with," said Robson. "He was strong and brave, and ahead of his times in being a defender who could play out from the back and contribute as much in attack as he did in defence.

"He was a perfect fit for Manchester United with his flair, courage and big personality, and that’s why the fans loved him.

"Most importantly, though, he was a brilliant person with a huge heart. He lit up any room he walked into, and that’s how he should be remembered.

"Gordon and his family have been dear friends for over four decades and Denise and I are heartbroken by this news," he continued. "We send our love and deepest condolences to Yvonne, Hayley, Anna, Eddie and all the McQueen family."

Everyone at Manchester United would like to echo Bryan's sentiments, as we are deeply saddened by the news.