Eric Harrison, former jeugdcoach at Manchester United and the man behind the legendary ‘class of ‘92’, at age 81 died. Confirm that the Red Devils Thursday on their website.
Harrison came in 1981 at ManU as a coach. He kicked it under the reign of Alex Ferguson, the club in 1986 joined, to head of training. Under his care won the United in 1992 and 1995, the prestigious FA Youth Cup. A lot of players from that team would later celebrities to be in the first team of the Mancunians. Including Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes were among Harrison is being groomed for the big job. In 1999 they won the treble (Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League).
“We are our mentor to say, our coach and the man who shaped us”, responded to Gary Neville on the death of Harrison, who for some years from dementia and suffering. “He taught us how to play, never give up, how important it was for you to individual battles to win, and what was needed in order for Manchester United to play. Eric, we are all indebted.”
Alex Ferguson describes Harrison as “one of the best trainers of our time”. “When I was manager, I had the luck to Eric in my staff as head of youth programs. I was so close to his work to follow, not only in the Class of ‘92, but with all the young players. He gave that young people have more character and determination and made them ready for the future. He was a teacher, showed the youngsters the way and he did that through hard work and with much self-sacrifice.”
In total worked for Harrison 27 years for Manchester United. In december 2017, he was admitted into the Order of the British Empire.