Having played in the lower divisions between 1957 and 1972, Harrison joined United in 1981 and was put in charge of the club’s youth set-up under manager Ron Atkinson.
He was kept on when Ferguson was hired as Atkinson’s successor five years later and ultimately helped forge one of the most successful periods in United’s history.
We are extremely saddened to report that our former youth coach Eric Harrison passed away last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eric's family and friends at this sad and difficult time. pic.twitter.com/vS94a8MKxr
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019