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Eric Harrison

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Sideshow Bob, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:05 AM.

  1. Sideshow Bob

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  2. jsp

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    Listen to all those lads and they say he made them the players they were before he handed them over to Fergie.

    Must be a horrible thing for him and his family to go through.
     
  3. JSNFRMN_MUFC

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    Very sad. Very hard to see someone you know in this way and them not knowing who you are. Awful illness.

    Influence at the club often understated. More people should know his name.

    "When Atkinson was sacked in 1986, his replacement, Alex Ferguson, decided to keep Harrison on as youth coach. Dissatisfied with the number of players coming through the United youth system, Ferguson called a meeting with Harrison to discuss potential improvements. Harrison pointed out that he had already made Norman Whiteside and a couple of others into first team players, but Ferguson argued that this was still not enough. Harrison retorted "Right, we'll do a deal. You get me better-quality players, and I'll get you more youngsters in the first team." Ferguson agreed and set about increasing the club's scouting network two-or-threefold."
     

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