Manchester United Mark 60 Years Since Munich Disaster

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Manchester United Mark 60 Years Since Munich Disaster

A service to mark 60 years since the Munich air crash which killed 23 people, including eight Manchester United players, has taken place.

The crash, on 6 February 1958, happened on United's return from a European Cup tie in Belgrade.

Eight players, three club staff, eight journalists, two crew members and two passengers were killed.

The Old Trafford service included a minute's silence at 15:04, the time of the crash.

Thousands of fans turned out for the ceremony.

Manchester United invited season ticket holders aged over 65 but said all supporters were welcome.

Former United players Sir Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg, who both survived the crash, were at the ceremony, along with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Current manager Jose Mourinho and captain Michael Carrick laid wreaths.

Source: BBC