How Munich was remembered 65 years on at Old Trafford

Over the weekend, teams across the club have paid their respects to those we lost in the Munich Air Disaster at our respective fixtures.

Black armbands were worn, wreaths were laid and minute’s silences were observed at our men’s, women’s and Under-18s’ matches. 

On Saturday, the commemorative banner featuring a photo of that 1958 team and the words: ‘We’ll never die’ passed across the Stretford End and a rendition of ‘The Flowers of Manchester’ was played before our Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Flags flew at half-mast.

For that encounter, a special 100-page issue of our matchday programme was also produced to honour our Busby Babes. 

On Sunday, our Under-13s joined supporters in handing out United scarves to local residents in Munich as part of a tradition to thank the city for their help since the tragedy.

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