"He would do anything to help anybody and it's a real honor for me to have been related to such a man.
"Unfortunately, a lot of the history books about United have glossed over what he did, which is a real shame."
What Gibson did -- As chairman and president of the club -- was invest heavily in the club, wiping away huge debts and appoint the club's first Scottish manager -- Scott Duncan.
Together, they ensured United survived relegation to English football's third tier in 1934, allowing them to tackle debts which would be valued at an estimated $1.4 million today.
"My great uncle knew that the only way to solve the money crisis was to get more people into games," added Embling.
"In those days there was no sponsorship, there was no merchandising. It was all about the pitter-patter of feet on the terraces.
"That's why he did so much to make it easier for fans to get to games. He understood what they wanted."
Gibson realized the importance of community and the impact the club could have on it.
He negotiated with the local railways for steps to be built from the platform at the nearby train station to lead to the stadium, while he also arranged for trains to make unscheduled stops on their way to London.
It helped attendances rise and encouraged those without the luxury of a car to make the trip to Old Trafford. Today, a red plaque still shines upon the railway bridge on Sir Matt Busby Way with Gibson's name enshrined.
Even more crucial was the establishment of the club's youth Aacademy, which was set up during the 1936/7 season.
With little money to invest in players, Gibson was determined to find talent within the local area which would help improve United's fortunes on the pitch. It was to prove a masterstroke.
The youth team won the Chorlton Amateur League in 1939, scoring a remarkable 223 goals in the process. It laid the foundations for generations of young talent which would go and bring success for many a year to come.
But on that fateful March night as German bombers blitzed Old Trafford. all Gibson's hard work was undone.
With the stadium all but destroyed, United were effectively homeless and the club's future was once again hanging by a thread.
Gibson moved quickly, arranging a deal for United to play its home matches at Maine Road, home of local neigbor, Manchester City.
But with rules in place which required a license to be granted by the government for rebuilding work, it took seven years for Gibson to get started on restoring Old Trafford
It was not until 1948 that Gibson truly began to see the fruits of his labor bear fruit.