Kenny Dalglish to represent Liverpool at Munich air disaster's 60th anniversary service

Kenny Dalglish to represent Liverpool at Munich air disaster's 60th anniversary service

As part of the memorial, a minute's silence was held at 3:04 p.m., the exact time of the crash.

Gregg and Sir Bobby Charlton are the only survivors from 1958 who are still alive and the emotion was etched large on their faces, a reminder of the mental scars that persist, at a touching memorial service to commemorate the 60 anniversary of the tragedy at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

On the 6th February 1958 a plane carrying the Manchester United team crashed during takeoff from Munich-Riem airport on a return trip from Belgrade.

Marcus Rashford, who follows in United's proud tradition of blooding young, homegrown players, said he learned about the disaster as a young child.

United players Roger Byrne, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor died in the accident, as well as three members of club staff.

"I have seen Manchester United through bad times and good times".

"There were already little things about it around (the club) at that age, but then you start to learn more about it, and when you got to 15 or 16, that was when (former academy coach) Paul McGuinness really started to bring it to our attention. It's so close to home, it touches your heart and helps you understand it, even though you weren't there".

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Hundreds of Manchester United supporters also flew out to Munich to pay their respects.

A Manchester United super-fan gave us his own tearful tribute to the victims of the Munich air disaster today.

"They will never be forgotten".

United's fierce rivals Manchester City and Liverpool also posted moving messages on Twitter as club loyalties were cast aside.

"He kept the flag flying as he asked him too and really once he got back to Manchester, Jimmy realised how hard that would be because obviously there were so many people not only passed away but some of the players careers were completely devastated".

Gregg, 85, a hero in the immediate aftermath of the crash, wore a United baseball cap on his first visit back to Old Trafford for 35 years.

Busby, who was twice given the last rites by a priest, remarkably survived the crash and guided United to an emotional win in the European Cup 10 years later with Charlton captaining the side and scoring twice. The one who did speak a lot about it was Jimmy Murphy.

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