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Photo: Solskjaer and Bryan Robson in attendance at Old Trafford Munich memorial

Manchester United staff, former players and fans have gathered at Old Trafford for the annual memorial of the darkest day in the club’s history.

On this day 62 years ago, 23 people lost their lives in an aeroplane crash, including eight of Matt Busby’s Babes.

United players that died were Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Billy Whelan.

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United had been to Yugoslavia to play a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade, and stopped in Munich to refuel.

There were then two aborted takeoffs and by the time the third was attempted, the runway was covered in snow and the plane crashed through a fence and into a house.

As is tradition, there was a service at Old Trafford to remember those that tragically lost their lives that day.

They will never be forgotten.

See boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and former captain Bryan Robson in attendance, courtesy of Manchester Evening News journalist Dominic Booth.

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