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Incredible Scenes At Old Trafford

Old Trafford

Thousands of Manchester United fans gathered around Old Trafford at 3.04pm today in remembrance of the great Busby Babes. Eight of them lost their lives 50 years ago today.

A memorial service was held inside the Manchester Suite, which could be heard outside the ground. The club chaplain, Reverend John Boyers, read out the names of the 23 people who died in Munich, just before a one minute’s silence was held. Applause followed the silence, then chants of ‘UNITED! UNITED!’ and ‘The Red Flag’.

Amongst those inside were the relatives of those who lost their lives, players from the Munich era and beyond, as well as current staff and players.

Another year passes. Gone but never forgotten.

Numquam Moribimur

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Matthew N. Gravis says:

    Is it possible to get these images in a larger format? We’re coming up to see the derby-game on Sunday, and I sure hope it will prove itself worthy of honoring our boys in the Munich-tragedy.

  2. Arkwright says:

    I thought you might be interested to know that many Spurs fans have made many respectful comments about the Munich anniversasry on the Spurs Odyssey forum, all summed up by the site’s owner Paul Smith here


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