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.
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.
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.
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
Rest in peace legend 🕊️❤️— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) July 17, 2020
Remember watching him play for United post Munich centre forward l think. RIP— John Topham (@JohnTopham17) July 17, 2020
What a centre forward he was, a fantastic player for United.God bless him 🙏🙏— Barry (@Barry61099209) July 17, 2020
Old school centre forward.— john whittaker (@jonricwhit) July 17, 2020
Run through a brick wall.
RIP big man.
Sad news,served United well and a Preston North https://t.co/yMa6aAbT3t Alex.— Dave Robins (@DaveRobins17) July 17, 2020
RIP legend 🔴— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) July 17, 2020
RIP 🙏another sad loss in the world of football. Legend of a player. He Will always be remembered ❤️— yasminA (@yasminA46580130) July 17, 2020
R.I.P. another legend of the yesteryear gone looks like they are forming their own team/s somewhere.— Dinesh Chudasama (@DineshC55651369) July 17, 2020
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Another gone but never forgotten— Im on natures side🏴🇬🇧 (@morag_) July 17, 2020
RIP to a true red 🔴— TheBusbyWay (@TheBusbyWay2) July 17, 2020