FORMER Town coach Henry Cockburn has died, aged 82.
An FA Cup winner with Manchester United and 13 times capped by England, Cockburn arrived at Town in the 1967-68 season and then coached under manager Ian Greaves.
He played a key role in the 1969-70 Second Division championship campaign, coaching players like Frank Worthington, Trevor Cherry, Jimmy Nicholson and Co and he remained on the staff during the following two seasons in the top flight.
A talented wing-half in his playing days, Cockburn - who was born in Ashton-under-Lyne - made 275 appearances at Old Trafford between 1946 and 1954, playing in their victorious FA Cup final team of 1948 against Blackpool down at Wembley.
In addition to his full caps, he played for England B and the Football League representative side and finished his career at Bury.
He is survived by five children and eight grandchildren and died, after a lengthy illness, in Ashton.