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Former Manchester United striker also had a coaching career in the US

icon tv129 February ~ A documentary about Dennis Viollet, one of Manchester United’s Busby Babes who survived the Munich air crash, will premiere at the Manchester Film Festival this week. A United Man tells the story of Viollet, who was born and bred in Fallowfield, Manchester, and signed for the club at the age of 15.

After recovering from serious injuries suffered in Munich, he went on to set United’s goal-scoring record for a single season and became captain. He was also instrumental in the campaign to abolish football’s maximum wage, before going on to have a coaching career in the US that was crucial to the development of the North American Soccer League.

The Manchester Film Festival runs from March 3-6, and more information is available here.

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