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Former Manchester United star Ralph Milne dies

By Robert Jones

Tributes have been paid to former Scottish footballer Ralph Milne who has died at the age of 54.

The former Dundee United and Manchester United winger had been receiving treatment in hospital for liver problems.

He is well remembered by Dundee United fans for scoring the first goal in a 2-1 victory over rivals Dundee that won United their only Premier League title in 1983.

He later signed for Manchester United and also played with Charlton and Bristol City during his career.

Dundee United confirmed his death and paid tribute to him on the club's website.

A statement from the club read: "Ralph can now take his seat in the main stand on high alongside other departed club legends." He was inducted into the club's hall of fame in 2009.

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland favourite Norman Whiteside said on Twitter: "Really sad news to hear about the passing of my former team-mate Ralph Milne RIP pal."

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