By Dean Wilkins
The tragic death of survivor of the Munich air disaster Kenny Morgans was announced by Manchester United yesterday.
The 73-year-old Welshman was taken ill on Saturday night and passed away the following day in hospital.
Tributes are being paid to the former Reds winger – who made his debut at just 18, two months before the plane crash following a European Cup tie.
A club spokesman said: “Manchester United today confirms the sad news that former player Kenny Morgans has died. He was 73.
“Staff at the football club send their deepest condolences to Kenny's family and friends.”
Morgans sustained minor injuries during the plane crash and was the youngester person to be involved in the accident.
TRAGIC NIGHT: Air crash left 20 people dead after failed third attempt to take off
Morgans played for four years at Old Trafford before sealing a move back to Wales with Swansea – he joined Newport County before retiring in 1967.
Morgans joined fellow survivors of the Munich crash at a 50th anniversary ceremony at Old Trafford four years ago.
For more on this story and many others, follow Mancunian Matters on Twitter and Facebook.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive regular email updates.