Manchester United legend Tony Dunne dies aged 78
- Former Manchester United defender Tony Dunne, who played in their first European Cup-winning side in 1968, has died at the age of 78.
- The Ireland left-back was part of the team that defeated Benfica 4-1 at Wembley in the 1968 final alongside George Best and Bobby Charlton, and under the great United manager Matt Busby.
- Dunne was signed by Busby for £5,000 ($6,400, 5,600 euros) in 1960 and spent 13 years at Old Trafford, also winning two First Division championships, in 1964-65 and 1966-67, and the 1962-63 FA Cup. He scored only two goals.
- Dunne, who won 33 caps for the Republic of Ireland, left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 1973 to join Bolton. He ended his playing career with 12 appearances for Detroit Express in North American Soccer League in 1979.
- Bolton, with whom Dunne won the Second Division title, said they were “saddened to learn” of his passing.
- Only seven players have made more appearances for United than Dunne’s 535 — Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Bill Foulkes, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney and Alex Stepney.
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