United Under-23s friendly to honour Bert Whalley

The Busby Babes’ coach tragically lost his life in the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 after working with Sir Matt to train the outrageously talented young Reds side.

A defender for Stalybridge and United, his career was halted by World War II before a serious eye injury forced him to retire. He was then recruited by Sir Matt to become a key part of his backroom team, initially taking charge of the club’s ‘A’ team. Whalley earned a reputation as a fine coach and spotter of young talent.

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