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Bobby Charlton opens Scanlon Lane for 'Busby Babe'

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Image caption Albert Scanlon made 127 appearances with Manchester United

Sir Bobby Charlton has opened Scanlon Lane, a Salford road named in honour of fellow "Busby Babe" Albert Scanlon.

Scanlon died in 2009 at the age of 74.

The Manchester United winger suffered a broken leg and a fractured skull in the 1958 Munich air disaster, but recovered to play in the 1958/59 season and scored 16 goals.

The road, off Liverpool Street, Pendleton, is part of a £650m regeneration project aiming to build affordable family homes.

After six years and 127 appearances with Manchester United, Scanlon went on to play for Newcastle, Mansfield and Lincoln.

His eldest son Greg said: "My dad lived in Salford for many years, he would have been delighted that he has had his name put on the map and that a street has been named after him."

Sir Bobby said: "Albert was extremely proud of his roots in the area and would be delighted that this project is improving the lives of so many local people."

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