Today marks the 63rd anniversary since the Munich Air Disaster where eight Manchester United players lost their life. Earlier today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was involved in a memorial event and tonight Old Trafford will host a Premier League game against Everton.
Usually, fans carry the ‘We’ll Never Die’ flag across the Stretford End during the game closest to the anniversary. Tonight, as the fans are still unable to go in to the ground, the flag will still be placed in the stand during the game.
“It’s obviously an important day,” Harry Maguire told the official site ahead of the game. “It’s very rare that we get to play on the actual date and I’m sure it will be a special occasion. I’m disappointed the fans can’t be here for it, but I’m sure they’ll all be at home watching and we, as players, know how important this day is. It will be something we think about before [the game] and when we walk out and I’ll be laying a wreath before the match on the players’ behalf and the staff as well. It’s special for everyone to be involved in and, as we’ve said, it’s a rare occasion [to play on the anniversary]. It’s an inspiration [to us], it was such a tragic day in this club’s history but we take inspiration from it. We know it will be a tough day for a lot of people, but hopefully we can put on a good performance and get the three points and make everyone smile.”