Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, Marcus Rashford has spoken about the impact the story of the Busby Babes had on his career.

It was when I was about seven or eight. There were already little things about it around [the club] at that age, but then you start to learn more about it, and when you got to 15 or 16, that was when [former Academy coach] Paul McGuinness really started to bring it to our attention. We used to watch a lot of the videos of games, especially from their FA Youth Cup runs, so we could see footage of what these players were like when they were young. It’s so close to home, it touches your heart and helps you understand it, even though you weren’t there.

It was a very sad event and nobody deserves that type of thing to happen to them. But it happened, unfortunately, and the club has been amazing in the way it has bred players ever since in that same manner, like we produced the Busby Babes.





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