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Death of Jack Crompton

4 July 2013

Top keeper played for Latics as an amateur

Latics have been saddened to learn of the death of former player Jack Crompton at the age of 91.

Jack, who played for Latics as an amateur during the Second World War, passed away in the early hours of this morning.

It was for Manchester United, however, that Jack achieved footballing fame making 212 appearances for them between 1946/56.

The former goalkeeper was the last surviving member of the Reds' FA Cup winning team of 1948.

Later Jack, who lived in Chadderton, served on the backroom staff at Old Trafford as first-team trainer and reserve-team manager.

He was also assistant manager to Bobby Charlton at Preston North End.

Jack remained active in football until his death having ambassadorial roles at Manchester United and with the Manchester County Football Association. He was also president of Curzon Ashton.

Our thoughts are with Jack's wife Sheila and his family at this difficult time.

Jack is pictured on Manchester County FA duty presenting the Manchester Premier Cup to Mossley.

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