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Former Man United striker dead at 87

Albert Quixall played four seasons at Old Trafford

A day after we honoured Manchester United’s war heroes, the club has lost another great.

Albert Quixall played four seasons in United colours, winning the FA Cup in 1962/63.

The club paid a record British transfer fee at the time of £45,000 in 1958 to acquire the inside forward from his hometown club Sheffield Wednesday.

Quixall was one of Sir Matt Busby’s key recruits following the Munich air disaster which killed eight United players that same year.

The Englishman made an immediate impact at Old Trafford helping the team lose just twice in their last 23 First Division fixtures to end the season as Runners-Up in 1958/59.

In 184 appearances for the Reds, he scored 56 times.

Quixall also earned five caps for England between 1954 and 1955.

The club confirmed the death on Twitter saying: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Albert Quixall. Everyone at United sends their sincere condolences to Albert’s family and friends at this sad time.”

He was 87. (JSL)

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