Erik ten Hag pleased to see Jimmy Murphy honoured at Old Trafford

It’s a proud day for Manchester United fans as the club unveils a statue to honour former assistant manager Jimmy Murphy at Old Trafford.

Murphy, who passed away in 1989, kept our football club going in its darkest period.

Erik ten Hag spoke to reporters at a press conference this evening and was asked about the statue being unveiled, situated outside the Stretford End, at 16:30 BST.

The ceremony itself will start half an hour later and is expected to run until 17:30 BST.

Furthermore, complimentary soft drinks will be supplied for those in attendance.

As fans we feel Manchester United is forever in his debt. He helped steer us to an unlikely FA Cup final against Bolton – on this day, 65 years ago.

“I think it’s very good that the club gives so much honour and recognition to a main person in the history,” Ten Hag said, as quoted by

“It’s about – he stands for more symbols. [He’s a] symbol of youth, youth development.

“He stands for resilience and determination and they are the standards for Manchester United.

“It’s driven by this person after the Munich [Air Disaster]. The club was devastated.

“They bounced back and this person played a main role.

“It is totally deserved he gets honoured for this and the club is doing that with the Jimmy Murphy Centre, the Jimmy Murphy Player of the Year [award] and now a statue. It’s fantastic.”

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