Sir Alex Ferguson reflects on Munich disaster on 55th anniversary

Guardian

• Manchester United manager remembers victims• 'I've been affected by it since I was a young boy'• From the archive: first report from Munich, 1958Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the "fantastic group" of Manchester United players who died in the Munich air disaster 55 years ago.Ferguson, who was a 16-year-old striker at Queen's Park at the time, recalled hearing the news about the crash in which eight United players and 15 staff and journalists died following a failed take-off on 6 February 1958. The team were returning from a European Cup match at Red Star Belgrade."I've been affected by it since I was a young boy," he told the BBC. "For many people it is long forgotten but for someone like me, who remembers the day, you won't forget it."When you were caught up in the aftermath of it and the publicity, and when the papers detailed ...

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