Manchester United stars pay tribute to the victims of the Munich air disaster

23 people died in the plane crash 58 years ago today

BY Daniel Kelly 18:16 Saturday 6 February 2016, 18:16 6 Feb 2016

Picture by: Martin Rickett / PA Archive/Press Association Images

On 6th February 1958, a plane that included the Manchester United squad returning from a game in Belgrade crashed after a refuelling stop at Munich Airport.

Eight Manchester United players and three members of staff died as a result of the crash. Irish defender Liam Whelan was among the eight players who died. He died, aged 22.

Manchester United players, past and present have been paying tribute today to the players that did that fave fondly become known as "The Flowers of Manchester".

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