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Former Man United player and Sir Bobby Charlton’s best man Maurice Setters dies

Former Manchester United player Maurice Setters has passed away at the age of 83, the club has confirmed. 

The Guardian note that Setters was reportedly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago.

Setters made 194 appearances for the Reds during his five-year spell at the club after signing from West Brom in 1960.

The Devon-born great was part of the historic 1963 FA Cup winning side that defeated Leicester at Wembley, securing the first trophy the club had won since the Munich Air Disaster.

United’s official website add that Setters was a popular member of Sir Matt Busby’s squad at Old Trafford and became close friends with the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton.

So much so, Setters was the best man at Bobby’s wedding as he married to his wife Norma in 1961.

Setters went on to captain the club before leaving for Stoke City in 1965.

He later linked up with Bobby’s brother Jack Charlton and spent nine years with him as Republic of Ireland assistant manager between 1986 and 1995.

Everyone at Stretty News would like to send our condolences to Maurice’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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