Manchester United mark 60 years of Munich disaster - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 06/02/2018

Manchester United marking 60 years anniversary of Munich air disaster which killed 23 people, including eight Red Devils players 

The crash occurs February 6, 1958, during a stop to refuel from Yugoslavia after a 3-3 draw with Red Star Belgrade had got them through to the semi-final of the European Cup for the second season in a row where Eight players, three club staff, two crew members, two passengers and Eight journalists died as a result of it.

The ceremony is open to all supporters wishing to attend, as club staff and special guests, including the families of those who were on board the ill-fated flight, pay their respects to the 23 passengers who lost their lives in 1958. 

The short service will commence at 2.40pm, with turnstiles at the Lower East Stand open from 1.30pm. 

A minute’s silence will be held at 3.04pm, marking the time of the fatal crash in 1958, whilst the ceremony will also include readings from club directors Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Edelson and Ed Woodward.

Manchester United invited season ticket holders aged over 65 but said all supporters were welcome and legend players Sir Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg, who both survived the crash, are at the ceremony while coach Jose Mourinho and captain Michael Carrick will lay wreaths at the service.

Anthony Martial, Joel Pereira, Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba all attend the event held at Old Trafford.