|Full name||Eric George Harrison|
|Date of birth||5 February 1938|
|Place of birth||Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England|
|Date of death||13 February 2019(aged 81)|
|Playing position||Wing half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Eric George Harrison MBE (5 February 1938 – 13 February 2019) was an English professional football player and coach. He played in midfield for several teams such as Halifax Town (his local club) and Barrow.
Under Alex Ferguson, Harrison developed "one of the best crops of young players in the English game" – the so-called Fergie's Fledglings – which included David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.
References[change | change source]
- Duncker, Charlotte (29 December 2017). "Former Manchester United coach Eric Harrison awarded MBE". Manchester Evening News. MEN Media. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Eric Harrison: Former Manchester United youth coach and Class of 92 mentor dies aged 81". 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.