Sir Alex Ferguson has paid a personal tribute to David Meek, the former Manchester Evening News journalist and friend of the club who has sadly passed away.
David covered the Reds for over 50 years and was a long-time United Review columnist, helping to pen the programme notes for every manager from Sir Matt Busby to Sir Alex, before retiring from his ghost-writing duties at the same time as the latter in May 2013.
Everyone at the club is thinking of David’s family at this difficult time and Sir Alex has written the following statement:
“I’m very sad to hear of the passing of David Meek, a well-respected journalist who served the Manchester Evening News with great loyalty and dignity.
“David was an old-fashioned journalist who relied on the accuracy of his reporting and his connection with Manchester United stretched over decades.
“His contribution to Manchester United's programme made my job easier as I relied on his ability to make sure that my words were exactly how I wanted them for every home match. My sympathies go out to his wife Liz and his family.”