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Photo: Former Manchester United star Albert Quixall dies aged 87

Terrible news this evening with former Manchester United forward Albert Quixall passing away at the age of 87.

Quixall started his career with Sheffield Wednesday in 1951 and scored 63 goals in 241 league appearances.

He won five caps for England between 1953 and 1955.

The forward with an eye for goal left the Owls for Manchester United for a then British-record £45,000 transfer fee and scored an impressive 50 goals in 165 games.

However, the only major honour he won during his time at United was the FA Cup in 1963.

United posted on their official Twitter feed: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Albert Quixall.

“The skilful forward made 184 appearances and scored 65 goals between 1958 and 1964.

“Everyone at United sends their sincere condolences to Albert’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Sheffield Wednesday also took to Twitter following the news: “Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of club legend Albert Quixall.

“Our thoughts are with Albert’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“RIP Golden Boy”

The official England account tweeted: “Our deepest condolences go to Albert’s family, friends and former clubs.”

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