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​Man Utd will continue to honour former boss Matt Busby

Manchester United will continue to honour the memory of former manager Sir Matt Busby in the directors' box at Old Trafford despite his family being moved out.

An online petition was started following a report the plaques on the seats used by Busby, and subsequently his children and grandchildren, had been removed.

The plaques have been taken off the seats but Press Association Sport understands the four plates bearing the name Busby have been given to the family at their request.

However, it is understood United will have a new plaque made for the seat which Busby sat in, similar to those which were created to mark the achievements of Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton.

"The club continues to provide tickets and hospitality for the descendants of Sir Matt but with the passing of his children that hospitality will continue in the Warwick Suite," said a statement from Manchester United.

"My dad always said it was a privilege to have those box tickets," Amanda Eustace, one of Busby's granddaughters, told the Manchester Evening News.

"We have been extremely grateful to United for what they have given us over the past years.

"We do still have season tickets, which is absolutely fantastic."

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