Date:Monday February 4 2008
Sir Bobby Charlton once said that Duncan Edwards was the only man who made him feel inferior. Sir Alex Ferguson is not surprised.
The greatest of those who perished at Munich, Duncan Edwards, are regarded by many as the finest talent ever to come out of Britain. He could have captained England had tragedy not struck at the age of 21.
Fergie, though he was young himself at the time, recalls being awed by the abilities of Edwards.
'Bobby Charlton always maintains he was the best player he ever played with. That does me. Of course, you see those shoulders and the thighs he's got. At 21, that's incredible.
'There's a great story about Duncan Edwards when they won the league for the first time in 1956. They were down to Blackpool in the final game and bearing in mind that at that time Duncan was only 19, they turned to Duncan at half-time and said 'Come on Duncan, get us going'.
'So you've got John Berry and all these experienced players in the team and they turned to Duncan Edwards as their saviour at just 19. That tells you everything about him.'
'I saw him play for England Under 23s against Scotland at centre-forward against a centre-half, who became a journalist actually and it served him right, called Doug Bailey. Duncan Edwards scored a hat-trick and that was the first time I saw him play.
'Then I saw him at Ibrox in a game between the Scottish league and the English league and Scotland managed to win 3-2.
'I only saw him play twice but I rely on Bobby Charlton without question. When he says he was the best player he played with, then that tells you everything. At 21, it's amazing.'
(quotes from SkySports)
Date:Monday February 4 2008
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