Ex-ManU Director Maurice Watkins Dies At Age 79

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Down on the touchline, even the analysts, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, were enthralled by it. They have no attachment to either side, yet it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. Because of the loudness, Brentford’s players stepped it up a level.

Up and down the country, there was a reunion, an outpouring that we had all been waiting for. And it had been a long time coming. I consider myself fortunate to have attended a few Premier League games last season, but the atmosphere was not the same.

Watkins was instrumental in not only bringing Ferguson to United, where he went on to become the club’s most successful manager, but also convincing him to stay when he threatened to leave following the 2001-02 season.

Just before his death, he took on the position of British Swimming chairman, with Team GB enjoying their most successful Olympic Games campaign in Tokyo this summer.

Source: Daily Mail

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