Bobby Charlton salutes Manchester United legend Bill Foulkes

Bill Foulkes is closest to United keeper Harry Gregg with Norwich's Terry Bly in close attendance du

Bill Foulkes is closest to United keeper Harry Gregg with Norwich's Terry Bly in close attendance during Division Three (South) Norwich City's FA Cup third round 3-0 giant-killing win over Manchester United at Carrow Road, 10 January 1959 - Credit: Archant

England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton yesterday led the tributes to Bill Foulkes, his fellow Munich air disaster survivor, who has died aged 81.

Foulkes became United captain following the plane crash in Munich in 1958 which claimed the lives of 23 people and played a key role in their 1968 European Cup triumph, the first by an English club, including scoring the winning goal in the semi-final against Real Madrid.

The duo were also part of the side who lost 3-0 to Norwich at Carrow Road during the Canaries' famous 1959 FA Cup giant-killing run.

'He was as hard as nails, as tough as teak - I was always glad I didn't have to play against him,' said Charlton. 'He was a really, really good defensive player and you could say he helped change the course of history for United.'