United’s official website have got a few interesting pieces up today in remembrance of those who lost their lives 51 years ago today.
Sir Alex Ferguson speaks of his great admiration for Sir Matt Busby, taking pride in the foundation of our club originating from Busby’s work. Fergie also talks of Busby’s bravery to come back to manage that side following the Munich Air Disaster, as well as the great skill involved in rebuilding the team.
Sir Bobby Charlton gives his first-hand account of the disaster, starting with the match they had flown out to play in and finishing with the glory of 1968.
The eight United players who died have been remembered, with their career stats as well as personal memories.
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