FORMER and current players of Manchester clubs have taken to social media to remember the inventor of the ‘Cruyff turn’.
The Manchester footballing community has paid tribute to Dutch footballing great Johan Cruyff, who died from cancer today aged 68.
Cruyff was both a player and manager at club sides Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and won the Ballon d’Or award three times in the 70s.
His son Jordi made over 50 appearances for Manchester United from 1996 to 2000.
Former and current players of Manchester clubs have taken to social media to remember the inventor of the ‘Cruyff turn’.
1/2 RIP Johan Cruyff, true football royalty. I don’t think anyone has ever influenced the game as much as he has done. #JohanCruyff
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) 24 March 2016
Shocked by the sad news about Johan Cruyff. RIP ?? pic.twitter.com/L8ZOBDEfka
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) 24 March 2016
A genius is gone, but his legacy will remain forever… RIP Johan Cruyff. pic.twitter.com/byuVxTZ4pj
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) March 24, 2016
— Memphis (@Memphis) March 24, 2016
Terrible news that Johan Cryuff has passed away. One of the greatest players ever, a true giant in our game, he will be sadly missed. RIP
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) 24 March 2016
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) 24 March 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 24 March 2016
One of the best ever. An amazing inspiration for all of us footballers.
R.I.P Johan Cruyff (1947 – 2016) pic.twitter.com/WzTwG7Z2b4
— Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) March 24, 2016