Man Utd players pay tribute to Munich Air Disaster victims

by Ben Topliss

A host of Manchester United players past and present have taken to social media to pay tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster.

The disaster occurred when a plane carrying the Man United team, along with supporters and journalists, crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany.

23 of the 44 people onboard, including United players Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne and Eddie Colman, died as a result of the crash.

United players past and present took to Twitter to pay tribute to the victims on the 57th anniversary of the accident:

United legend and Munich Air Disaster survivor Sir Bobby Charlton also visited a memorial at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena today to mark the occasion.

The ‘Busby Babes’ were 11 games unbeaten at the time of the crash but the club recovered from the loss and eventually went on to win the 1968 European Cup, with Charlton scoring twice in the final.

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