Maurice Watkins has stepped down from the board of Manchester United.
Watkins' involvement at Old Trafford spans 28 years and he was influential in the appointment of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager in 1986.
United chief executive David Gill said: "Maurice has been a source of calm, measured advice and someone who always has the genuine interests of the club at heart."
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