'Busby Babe' Albert Scanlon dies at 74
Albert Scanlon, one of Manchester United's famed ``Busby Babes'' and a survivor of the 1958 Munich air disaster, died Tuesday. He was 74.
Scanlon won the 1956 and '57 league titles as an inside forward before the Feb. 6 crash killed eight of his United teammates on the way back from a European Cup match in Belgrade.
Scanlon recovered from a broken leg and fractured skull to score 16 goals the following season and help United finish runner-up in the English league.
He scored 35 times in 127 matches for United before spells at Newcastle, Mansfield and Lincoln. He retired in 1966.
United said Wednesday that ``everyone at Manchester United sends deepest condolences to Albert's family and friends.''