Busby Babes Tribute

Last updated : 06 February 2008 By Sam
Eight United players - Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam Whelan - were among the 23 people who lost their lives on 6th February 1958 when a plane travelling back from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade crashed after refuelling in Munich.

"We've tried to make sure we deal with things around the anniversary appropriately and compassionately," United chief executive David Gill has said.

"We spoke to those who were directly affected by the crash such as Sir Bobby Charlton, as well as people who know the club and its history intimately like club secretary Ken Ramsden and former United correspondent David Meek.

"We formed a committee and debated various ideas, taking into account everyone's thoughts and feelings about what the disaster meant to people at the time and also what it means to the club today."