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Man Utd says goodbye to Brian Greenhoff

Former Manchester United star Brian Greenhoff has passed away aged 60.

The ex-England international, who played with the Red Devils between 1968 and 1979, died at his home in Rochdale in Greater Manchester on Wednesday.

A statement released to the Manchester Evening News by Greenhoff's family read: "We regret to inform of Brian's passing this morning.

"Brian was a proud and much loved brother, husband of Maureen, father of Paul, Brian and Peter, grandfather to Jack, James and Harry and will be sorely missed by his family, who he made very proud in his distinguished life and career."

The club's official website added: "Everyone at Manchester United is shocked and deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian's family at this difficult time."

Greenhoff, who played alongside brother Jimmy at Old Trafford, made 271 appearances for United and was part of the victorious FA Cup final team of 1977.

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