'Busby Babe' Whitefoot dies aged 90

Jeff Whitefoot
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Former Manchester United player Jeff White has passed away at the age of 90.

One of the original 'Busby Babes', the wing-half joined the Red Devils straight from school in the summer of 1949.

He became United's youngest league debutant at the age of 16 years 105 days in April 1950 and has been described by the club as one of the most "perceptive and precise passers of a football in England" during the mid-1950s.

During eight seasons at Old Trafford under Sir Matt Busby, Whitefoot appeared 95 times and was part of the title-winning sides of 1952 and 1956.

He made a move to Grimsby Town before soon returning to the top flight less than a year later with Nottingham Forest in 1958.

He went on to make 285 appearances for the East Midlands side and was part of their 1959 FA Cup-winning team.

In tribute, United said they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the "delightfully unassuming character", adding: "May he rest in peace, with a special place in club folklore long since assured."