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“Rest in peace, Legend”- Some Man United fans react as former striker passes away

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Twitter reacts as Manchester United hero Alex Dawson passes away

As confirmed by the club’s official site, former Manchester United striker Alex Dawson has passed away at the age of 80.

The Scot was a key member of the United squad following the Munich air crash. He made 93 appearances for the Reds between 1957 and 1961, scoring 54 goals.

This included a famous hat-trick in the 1958 FA Cup semi-final, against Fulham at Highbury. It remains the last hat-trick scored in an FA Cup semi-final to this day.

Rwitter reacts as Manchester United hero Alex Dawson breathes his last
Alex Dawson stepped up when needed for Manchester United

Dawson was part of the United youth setup that won the FA Youth Cup in 1956. He would later go on to play a big part in United history following the horrors of the Munich.

Dawson was not selected for the ill-fated trip to Belgrade. He played alongside survivors Bill Foulkes and Harry Gregg in our first match after the crash, against Sheffield Wednesday. Dawson was on the scoresheet that day in a 3-0 win.

Alex Dawson passed away at the age of 80
Alex Dawson passed away at the age of 80

He stepped up during a dark period in the club’s history and provided hope to a grieving club and it’s people. His contributions in bringing light to that darkness must not be forgotten.

We take a look at how a number of United fans paid respects to the former striker on Twitter.

Twitter reacts as club legend passes away

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