Alex Stepney - "In the shadow of an unspoken tragedy"

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Legendary former Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney is our guest this week, a man not short on stories or medals.

Alex took us back to when he was about to leave Chelsea - but didn't know which team he'd be signing for. He recalled his surprise as in walked Sir Matt Busby to bring him to Old Trafford.

He also revealed how he heard the tragic news about the Munich Air Disaster and how Sir Matt built a family in the years that followed.

The former keeper told the tale of the European Cup triumph in 1968 and his iconic save when faced with Eusebio.

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