Maurice Setters, the former Manchester United player and Republic of Ireland assistant manager, has died aged 83.
The wing-half, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago.
He spent his last two years in a residential home but became unwell a week ago and passed away at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Sunday morning.
United have paid tribute to Setters, who was best man at the 1961 wedding of club legend Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife, Norma.
The club said they were deeply saddened to learn of Setters’ passing, adding: ‘A fearsome competitor, Maurice made 194 appearances during the 1960s for United. He was part of our FA Cup-winning side in 1963 and captained the team on a number of occasions. Rest in peace, Maurice.’
Read more: I just heard that Maurice Setters, former Manchester United and Coventry City footballer, has died. I played with him at Coventry many times. Great character, great bloke – have a wonderful forever, mate