Early Doors

Manchester United stars join fans in moving Munich Air Disaster tribute

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(Manchester United on Twitter)

Manchester United players have joined with club legends and fans to pay their respects to victims of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster in what was a touching tribute.

The players took time out ahead of their second leg Champions League match against Bayern Munich to mark the occasion in an emotional memorial visit.

The players were visibly moved as they remembered the tragedy of the loss of the famous United side nicknamed the ‘Busby Babes’ in 1958.

Supporter group ‏@FansUnitedMUFC gave their thanks to the players for attending the memorial and expressed what it meant to fans.

"Big thanks on behalf of #mufc fans who cannot make it to Germany," the account posted.

"Means a lot to see the players go along to the memorial."

United midfielder Michael Carrick said he was moved as a group of travelling United fans sang in tribute to the club's tragedy in Germany.

Rio Ferdinand posted an image of the fans around the monument to the 23 people who died after the plane crash at the Munich-Reim airport.

United's players proceeded to visit the Allianz Arena where they will face Bayern Munich in a bid to progress through to the Champions League semi-finals after having held the European champions to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the first leg.


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