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David Beckham leads tributes as Class of 92 coach Eric Harrison dies aged 81

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Eric Harrison, coach and mentor of Manchester United's famous Class of 92, has died at the age of 81.He played a crucial role in nurturing the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, who all became regulars in Alex Ferguson's first team and led successful careers.

Neville led the tributes to Harrison on Twitter after he died having struggled with dementia for four years.



Harrison played in the lower leagues with Halifax, Hartlepool, Barrow and Southport before completing his coaching badges.



United vastly improved their scouting network and Harrison set to work developing a crop of talented young footballers that became known as the 'Fergie Fledglings'.

In 1992 a side coached by Harrison won the FA Youth Cup, defeating Crystal Palace, and they reached the final again the following year, losing to Leeds United.

In 1995, a United side captained by Phil Neville and coached by Harrison won the Youth Cup again, beating Tottenham in the final.

The likes of Giggs, Beckham, Scholes and the Neville brothers broke into United's first team during the early to mid-1990s and would become the backbone of a remarkably successful side.


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