Man United chiefs cave in and restore gold plaque honouring club legend Sir Matt Busby

MAN United chiefs have caved in to fan fury to reinstall a gold plaque honouring club legend Sir Matt Busby.

Old Trafford diehards were left gobsmacked after The Sun on Sunday told how seats in the director’s box used by the hero Reds’ boss and his family had been removed.

Old Trafford diehards were left gobsmacked after the clubs decision to remove the legend's plaque
Old Trafford diehards were left gobsmacked after the clubs decision to remove the legend’s plaque

An online petition which was started following the revelation the plaques marking the seats had been sent to the family in the post.

The petition attracted more than 2,500 signatures with supporters voicing their outrage and urging the club to rethink their decision.

The daughter of Sir Matt’s first captain at Manchester United said she was “horrified” at the decision.

Johnny Carey's daughter told The Sun she was "horrified" at the decision
Former captain Johnny Carey’s daughter told The Sun she was “horrified” at the decision

FA Cup winning Johnny Carey formed a close bond with Sir Matt after returning from national service to captain the team.

His daughter Marie Frost told The Sun: “I was horrified to hear of this, as Manchester United was and is Sir Matt! No matter if the clubs new owners feel the need to (move on) they cannot deny the club’s history, and should not disrespect a great man in this way. The remark about the plaque I found totally out of character with the club.

Thousands of fans signed a petition to protest the decision
Thousands of fans signed a petition to protest the decision

“I will admit in recent years the club has not been as approachable as it used to be, maybe new rules have been laid out.

“When my father died, flowers were sent, Sir Alex and a lot of older players attended (the funeral), and on his anniversary, they cleared the stadium of both workman and tourists whilst I paid my respects to my Dad whose ashes were scattered at the Stretford End.

“This is the way the club always have treated myself and family.”