Munich remembered: a tribute

5th of February 1958, Manchester United played Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup quarter-finals, drawing 3-3, with Charlton (twice) and Violett scoring for United. It was enough to carry Matt Busby’s “Babes” through to the semi-finals with a 5-4 aggregate score. They were to play AC Milan in the semi-final. In the league, United […]

Munich remembered: picture special

Munich Air Crash

6th February 1958. British European Airways Flight 609 crashes on take off, Munich-Riem Airport. On board the “Busby Babes,” Manchester United. 20 of the 44 passengers died on board and a further three in hospital from their injuries. 52 years on, fans, players and staff will hold a one minute silence before today’s game at […]