Marcus Rashford believes that the Busby Babes will always serve as an inspiration to Manchester United’s young players.
But many fans were angered on Monday by revelations some online sellers have tried to make big profits by flogging the match-pack, one person even wanting £100. It was a really emotional time for anybody who was a football fan. Actually, the first time since I was a little boy.
Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has apologised for “any upset caused” after a tweet was mistakenly sent from his account during Tuesday’s Munich air disaster memorial service. There’s a challenge by Duncan Edwards; a run by Tommy Taylor; a swivel from Billy Whelan.
The team had been about to embark on the second leg of their return journey from a European Cup quarter-final 2nd leg versus Red Star in Belgrade, Serbia, where they had advanced on aggregate to the next round. As brilliant as we know the Babes were, they nearly become legends in the truest sense of the word, mostly known from the emotional words of those who actually knew them in person.
He said: “It’s a proud moment to know you are going to be pictured on the wall but I believe it’s more for the younger players”.
Michael said the members of the Co Longford Manchester United Supporters Club enjoyed the trip to Old Trafford immensely.
Sir Bobby, now 81, played in both. “He was the only player who made me feel inadequate”. The Red Devils won the league title 1956 after an unbeaten season.
“They would have been the best-ever United team, in fact they were the best ever”. For Manchester United will never die. This film brings them to life, and shows the legends for what they truly were: preciously talented young lads.
The plane stopped off in Munich to refuel. Pilot Captain Kenneth Rayment would later die in hospital. Some surviving doctors and nurses involved in the treatment of manager Sir Matt Busby and his team were also in attendance. “From the airport to the family home, the streets were packed with thousands of people as the cortege passed”.
Two of the club’s former defenders, Ronny Johnsen and Gary Neville, also reflected on the tragedy, with the latter posting a video of Tracey Malone singing “The Flowers of Manchester”.
Then there’s England. Just how good would the Three Lions have been with Edwards rampaging through the midfield at the World Cups of 1958 and 1962 before he reached his peak playing alongside the likes of Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst in 1966?