Former Manchester United goalkeeper Jack Crompton dies

Jack Crompton

Former Manchester United goalkeeper and coach Jack Crompton has died at the age of 91, the club have confirmed.

He made 212 appearances for United and was part of the team that won the 1948 FA Cup - manager Sir Matt Busby's first trophy at Old Trafford.

Crompton was also part of the 1952 league-winning side before retiring in 1955 and taking up a coaching role.

In 1968, he was part of Busby's backroom team as United won their first European Cup at Wembley.

Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, said: "As part of Matt Busby's first trophy-winning team, Jack's place in United's history is guaranteed.

"But he gave so much more than that to the club."

Following his 11-year playing spell at Old Trafford, Crompton helped Busby with the rebuilding of the United squad in the aftermath of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.

With the exception of a seven-day spell as Luton Town manager in 1962, Crompton remained at United until 1971 when he left to manage Barrow.

That was followed by assistant roles at Bury and Preston before he returned to Old Trafford in 1974 as reserve team boss for a seven-year spell.