Corrido, we cite six or seven names. Giggs, Scholes, the Neville brothers, Butt, Beckham ... We're left with the last one, with Beckham. He is a universal footballer. In fact, a universal character. As an athlete as a model and as an entrepreneur. A type of success that, in his day, had been shaped by Eric Harrison, his mentor in the Manchester United academy. Harrison has died in these hours. He was 81 years old and had been diagnosed with senile dementia four years ago. Beckham has reminded you with a text on Twitter:
"We have lost our mentor, our coach, the man who made us. Eric Harrison taught us how to play, how not to give up, how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to win for Manchester United. Eric, we owe you everything. "
I was able to count on Eric Harrison on the technical team; his work with the youth was incredible "
Also Manchester United has dedicated some words: "Manchester United is extremely sad to have to communicate that our former youth coach Eric Harrison died yesterday (by Wednesday). Eric served Manchester United distinguishing himself as a guardian of the youth, including a number of prodigies who achieved great success with his club and his country after reaching the first team at Old Trafford. "
Harrison, who had spent 17 years at ManU, had been inside at Halifax and Hartlepool before retiring in 1972. Sir Alex Ferguson, who had inherited that wonderful generation, has said that Harrison's contribution to the club "was incredible" . "When I became the coach of the team, I was lucky to have Eric on the technical team. He led the youth development area. I could verify the work I was doing, not only with the Generation of '92, but with all the young people, "he added. That generation, that of '92, took over the European Youth Cup of that year (European Youth Cup), and later, of the Champions League, in a surprising last-minute victory against Bayern Munich, at the Camp Nou . It was 1999.