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.

The former Manchester United coach was best known for helping to bring through the famous crop of young players at Old Trafford nicknamed ‘Fergie’s Fledglings.’

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…

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Luke Glanville

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