City pay respects to United

Image: Bernard Halford: Will be among the City officials to lay a wreath in respect

Manchester City will pay their respects to those who died in the 1958 Munich air crash on Tuesday.

Club delegates in tribute to the 1958 Munich air crash

Manchester City will pay their respects to those who died in the 1958 Munich air crash when they visit Germany on Tuesday. A delegation of officials, including Life President Bernard Halford, will lay a wreath at the memorial of the accident. City play Bayern Munich in their first-ever UEFA Champions League away game this week and wish to dedicate their visit to honour the lives of the 23 people who died. The victims of the air crash included Manchester United players, officials and journalists who were travelling back from a European Cup game against Red Star Belgrade. Frank Swift, a goalkeeper who made almost 400 appearances for Manchester City before becoming a journalist, also died in the crash.

Refreshing

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "It's refreshing, we appreciate that from Manchester City. "And of course one of their own players was killed in the crash, their former players anyway. "I think it's a good sign that the game is not as bad as sometimes we think, I think there's an element of supporters' contribution in a different way which is not nice. "We appreciate what Manchester City are doing if that's the case, well done."

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