Manchester United legend Harry Gregg is to be honoured with a statue in his home town of Coleraine.
Gregg – who needs no introduction about his role in United’s history – will be given a life-size replica of himself making a save as he did many times at Old Trafford.
The plan to build the statue was giving planning permission earlier.
From BelfastLive :
A life-size statue in Coleraine of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg – the hero of the Munich air crash in 1958 when he helped save several passengers from the burning wreckage – was given planning approval on Wednesday.
The statue – which will be of Gregg diving to make a save – was backed at a meeting of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council in Coleraine.
The location is The Diamond in the centre of the Co Derry town and it means the statue in honour of 82-year-old Gregg – who lives locally – will be close to an existing statue of former Northern Ireland international and Glasgow Celtic player Bertie Peacock.
The planning application has been submitted by the Harry Gregg Fundraising Committee which includes BBC Radio Ulster football pundit, former Coleraine player Liam Beckett.
Planning officer Shane Mathers told the meeting the statue will show Gregg in a diving pose catching a ball.