The former Manchester United academy coach Eric Harrison’s died at the age of 81.

Eric was in charge of the club’s youth setup as the famous ‘Class of 92’ came through. 

Harrison, who was diagnosed with mixed dementia four years ago, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Gary Neville, one of the class of 92 tweeted on hearing the news:

“We’ve lost our mentor , our coach and the man who made us. He taught us how to play , how to never give up , how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to do to play for Manchester United Football Club. Eric we owe you everything.”

Harrison started his career in football as a lower-league player at Halifax, Hartlepool, Barrow and Southport before he made his move into management as youth team manager in 1981.

But it was in 1986 when his life changed as he was appointed to UNited’s outing network following Ferguson’s appointment as manager in 1986.

In 1992, Harrison guided a United side to win the FA Youth Cup with the now famous Class of 92.


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