Manchester United remove Matt Busby plaque from Old Trafford Director's Box

Busby led the team to five league titles and their first European Cup

BY Daniel Kelly 09:15 Monday 5 September 2016, 9:15 5 Sep 2016

Picture by: PA / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Matt Busby's name will forever be entwined with Manchester United.

The Scottish manager, who was in charge of team for over 25 years in two separate spells, helped Manchester United win their first European Cup in 1968. He also won five league titles over a 16-year period in the 1950s and 60s.

He also rebuilt a team after eight players died in the Munich Air Tragedy in 1958. Busby himself, survived the crash despite spending two months in hospital after the crash.

Busby died in 1994, but has a statue of him outside Old Trafford, while the Sir Matt Busby Way leads up to Old Trafford and is the official address of the stadium.

This season, his grandchildren have lost their seats in the stadium's Director's Box, after Busby was given the seats when working at the club. After his death, his seats were used by his now deceased children, and eventually his grandchildren.

Despite losing the seats in the Director's Box, it is the removal of a plaque from Busby's own seat that has caused the most annoyance.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Amanda Eustace, Busby's granddaughter said the family still had season tickets to all of the home games.

"My dad always said it was a privilege to have those box tickets. We have been extremely grateful to United for what they have given us over the past years... We do still have season tickets, which is absolutely fantastic."

Manchester United fans have not been happy with the news of Busby's plaque removal, and his family losing their seats in the Director's Box.

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