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Ray wood, a former United goalkeeper, passed away at the age of 71.

Ray Wood made more than 200 League, FA Cup and European Cup appearances for United in the 1950's, when he earned two League Championship medals and three England caps.

He will perhaps best be remembered, however, for an honour that he missed out on - the FA Cup. Wood fractured his cheekbone in a collision with Aston Villa's Peter McParland after just six minutes of the 1957 final, to leave the Reds depleted, this in the days before substitutes. Villa won 2-1, and although United reached the final again in May 1958, Wood had by then lost his place in the side to Harry Gregg. Like Gregg, Wood had survived the Munich air crash three months earlier.

Wood went on to play for Huddersfield, Bradford and Barnsley in the 1960's, and then managed teams in several countries including Kenya, where he was the national coach in the mid 1970's.


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I offer my deep condolences to his family and friends.May his soul R.I.P.:(
 

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Very sad indeed :depress:. May his soul rest in peace.
 
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