Minutes Silence For Busby Babes

Last updated : 22 January 2008 By Sam
United are to play local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on 10th February and despite the visitors supporters club opting for a minute's applause United say they would rather have the one minutes' silence.

"Manchester United have given great thought to the best way of remembering those who died at Munich," United's communications director Phil Townsend told the club's official website.

"We feel a minute's silence is the most appropriate way of paying tribute.

"We do not feel that applause is appropriate given that 23 people died."