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Footballer Harry Gregg has died aged 87

Harry Gregg played 247 times at Manchester United - but he later played for Stoke Credit: PA Images

Former Stoke player and Shrewsbury manager Harry Gregg has died at the age of 87.

Harry Gregg was also a goalkeeper for Manchester United, playing 247 times at the club.

His death was announced by the Harry Gregg Foundation this morning (February 17).

"Harry passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family,' it said in a statement posted on Facebook.

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Harry Gregg was also dubbed the "Hero of Munich" as he saved lives after the Munich air crash disaster in 1958, which killed 23 people, including many of his United teammates.

He dragged people to safety from the burning wreckage, including a 20-month old baby, her badly injured, pregnant mother, and his teammates Bobby Charlton and Dennis Viollet.

He was 25 years old at the time.

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