Flowers of Manchester tribute to be played in Munich Air Disaster 60th anniversary service
Last Updated: 06/02/18 8:23am
Manchester United will commemorate the Munich Air Disaster 60th anniversary with a special service including a rendition of The Flowers of Manchester.
Eight players and three club officials died in the tragedy in 1958, which claimed 23 lives in total, after a plane carrying the United squad crashed as it took off in snow following a European Cup tie at Red Star Belgrade.
The Flowers of Manchester was the earliest tribute recorded and the eight stars who passed away from the 'Busby Babes' remain affectionately known as The Flowers of English football, The Flowers of Manchester.
A minute's silence will be held at 3.04pm, marking the time of the crash in 1958. The ceremony will also include readings from club directors Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Edelson and Ed Woodward while Jose Mourinho and club captain Michael Carrick will lay wreaths.
Originally broadcast in 2008, United greats recite a poignant tribute to those who lost their lives as the football community prepares to pay their respects to an event which will remain central to the club's history.
Watch the video above to hear Manchester United legends recite Flowers of Manchester