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Player of the day: Tommy Taylor

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Taken from us far too soon. Tommy Taylor was perhaps one of, if not the, greatest forward United has ever seen.
Taken from us far too soon. Tommy Taylor was perhaps one of, if not the, greatest forward United has ever seen.

His life cruelly cut short by the Munich disaster Tommy Taylor was one of the all time greatest United players who certainly would have gone down as the best English forward of his era had he lived to finish his career. 16 goals in 19 England appearances is a phenomenal record and his goals per game ratio at United of 0.64 goals every contest is up there with the best. While he surely would have been reaching the end of his career in 1966 Taylor and his goals may have inspired England in 58 when they failed to win a match and finished 3rd in their very difficult group and 62 when Taylor would have been 30 and England lost to eventual winners Brazil in the Quarter Finals.

 

Taylor's time at United featured two league championships and a trip to the FA Cup final which they lost. He was one of the All time great United hit men up there with Law, Rowley, Meredith, Hughes and Cantona.

 

Today we honor Taylor as our United player of the day. He is an absolute legend and will never be forgotten.