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Without Eric Harrison Manchester United would not have won the Treble

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"When I was given my first contract, the youth team coach, Eric Harrison, told me: ‘You’re a Manchester United player now,’" Neville once recalled.

United's teenagers still play there occasionally.



Manchester United's old training ground on Lower Broughton Road still draws in the crowds, be it the tourists who venture to the banks of the River Irwell to take a souvenir shot of its striking facade, or the budding children dreaming of a career in the game.



Perhaps there is no finer tribute to Eric Harrison's legacy than the schoolchildren who still arrive by the busload at The Cliff.

He taught us how to play, how to never give up, how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to do to play for Manchester United Football Club.

Without Harrison, United might still have one European Cup chiselled onto the honours' board.

But Eric, Brian [Kidd] and Nobby [Stiles] would simply say to us: ‘When are you going to learn?’" Ferguson's meeting with Harrison at The Cliff sowed the seeds for the rebirth of United.
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