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Matt Busby

Matt Busby
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Matthew Busby
Date of birth26 May 1909
Place of birthOrbiston, Bellshill, Scotland
Date of death20 January 1994(age 84)
Place of deathCheadle, Greater Manchester, England
Playing positionRight half
Inside forward

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Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby, CBE, KCSG (26 May 1909 20 January 1994) was a Scottish football player and manager, most noted for managing Manchester United between 1945 and 1969 and again for the second half of the 1970 1971 season.

Before going into management, Busby was a player for two of Manchester United's greatest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool. During his time at City, Busby played in two FA Cup Finals, winning one of them. After his playing career was interrupted by the Second World War, Busby was offered the job of assistant coach at Liverpool, but they were unwilling to give him the control over the team that he wanted and he took the vacant manager's job at Manchester United instead.

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