Ex-defender Greenhoff dies at 60

AFP-JIJI

Former Manchester United and England defender Brian Greenhoff has died at the age of 60, according to reports in the British media on Wednesday.

The Manchester Evening News website said he had passed away at his home in Rochdale, near Manchester, on Wednesday morning, without specifying the cause of death.

Greenhoff, who played at center-back and in midfield, signed with United as a youth player in 1968.

He was joined at the club by his older brother, Jimmy, in 1976 and a year later the pair lifted the F.A. Cup after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Brian Greenhoff made 271 appearances for United, scoring 17 goals, and won 18 caps for England.