Football fans on the social media site Twitter have this morning been paying their respects to ‘Class of 92‘ coach Eric Harrison who has passed away at the age of 81 following a battle with mixed dementia.
Players to come through the United academy as part of that generation included the likes of the Neville brothers, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and many more.
Harrison was a huge part of their development and also acted as an assistant coach to the great Sir Alex Ferguson. During his playing days, he represented clubs such as Halifax Town, Hartlepool United and Barrow.
But it was his coaching that earned Harrison such recognition, including an MBE from The Queen in 2018. Check out some of the best fan tributes on Twitter today, below…
— Mark Davies (@MarkDavies92) February 14, 2019
Eric Harrison, a name many would not have heard but my generation fed off of his legacy. A wonderful man. #RIPEric
— Old Trafford HQ (@HqTrafford) February 14, 2019
— Reddevilkeane16 (@reddevilkeane16) February 14, 2019
— Pete Spiers (@petespiers7) February 14, 2019
Sad day for United. Eric was a true club legend. #RIPEric
— James Kenny 🐝 (@JamesyCantona) February 14, 2019
My condolences and deepest respect for Eric Harrison. Thank you for all you have done for this glorious club. Thank you for giving us the Class of 92 and getting the best out of youth players. 😞🙌 #RIPEric #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ZgJNcwm5GH
— Himmatt🇾🇪 (@FootyHimmatt7) February 14, 2019