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Geoff Bent 1954-1958 12 games 0 goals

November 15, 2009

Written by: Robi Prosser

Geoff Bent was a local lad born on Salford, Lancashire, and joined United on leaving school in the summer of 1948. After several seasons playing in the reserve and youth sides, he became a professional in 1951.
A good tackler and accurate passer of the ball, he was understudy to Roger Byrne which gave him very limited chances to show his real worth.
He did not play any first-team games during the 1957-58 season, and only travelled to Belgrade as cover for Roger Byrne – who had not been expected to play in the match due to injury, Byrne did in turn play the match and the trip proved unneccesary for Bent.
He tragically died instantly when the United plane crashed during the Munich Air Disaster.
Bent only managed to play 12 games during his time at Old Trafford

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