Jimmy Murphy statue to be unveiled on 3 May
A statue of Manchester United legend Jimmy Murphy will be unveiled outside the Stretford End of Old Trafford on Wednesday 3 May - 65 years to the day after he led the club to the FA Cup final at Wembley.
The occasion will be compered by Alan Keegan and will feature words from the club and the Murphy family before the statue is unveiled and seen for the first time by United fans.
The event will take place outside the Stretford End, where an area for fans to congregate will be signposted. Complimentary soft drinks will also be distributed to those attending.
The club announced in May 2021 that it was planning a statue to celebrate Jimmy’s immense contribution at Old Trafford after discussions with a coalition of United supporters and the Murphy family.
Award-winning sculptor Alan Herriot was appointed to design and develop the statue after consultation between the club and the fan coalition in 2022.
Various potential locations for the statue were suggested but it was agreed, following consultation, that the tribute will be situated outside the Stretford End of Old Trafford close to the area where Jimmy used to coach the Busby Babes on a training pitch made of ash cinders.
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