The world has seen many great managers, but Sir Matt Busby remains one of a kind. It is often said that tough times test the character of a man, and if that is true then Busby passed with flying colours.
After the tragic Munich air disaster which occurred on 6th February 1958, Manchester United had nothing but tears in their eyes. The plane crash impacted the club greatly but that didn’t put down Busby’s spirit. The genius from Scotland stood up and did everything in his power to get Manchester United back to the top.
It takes special courage to rebuild a team from scratch, and Busby accomplished this mission in an extraordinary fashion.
Manchester United returned back to top as they won the league in 1965 and 1967. They also became the kings of Europe in 1968 as they won the Champions League that year by defeating Benfica in the final.
Busby was great and so were his players. The legendary Scottish manager managed some of the greatest players of all time, and here we rank the top 5 players who played under him:
#5 Tony Dunne
A strong lad from Ireland, Dunne was one of the best left-backs of his time. The Irishman played in about 530 games for Manchester United, making him one of the most capped Red Devils players of all time.
What made Dunne so special was his sheer commitment to the game which was adored by the United faithful. He was part of the famous United team which won the Champions League trophy in 1968. He started the game which United went on to win 4-1 against Eusebio's Benfica.
Dunne was part of the United revival side which climbed its way back to the top as they won the 1965 edition of first division football in England and then went on to repeat the heroics again in 1967. His trophy count doesn't stop there as he won the 1963 edition of the FA Cup as well with Manchester United.
The legendary Irishman was named as the Irish footballer of the year in 1969.