On this day in 1958, the darkest day in Manchester United’s history, 23 – including eight players and three members of the club’s staff – suffered fatal injuries in the Munich Air Disaster.
The eight players who perished were Geoff Bent (aged 25), Roger Byrne (28), Eddie Colman (21), Duncan Edwards (21), Mark Jones (24), David Pegg (22), Tommy Taylor (26) and Liam Whelan (22). Edwards, considered by many to be the finest player of his generation, died 15 days after the accident.
Over one thousand Manchester United fans are in Munich to pay tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster.
More than a thousand #ManUnited fans are in Germany for the 65th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster to pay their respects to the 23 people who lost their lives in the tragedy. Club legend Bryan Robson has also unveiled a new memorial showcase at the site at Manchesterplatz pic.twitter.com/rqVUi9uXQh
— David Chisnall (@dchisnallITV) February 6, 2023