The Munich disaster 60 years on: 'They were the best team by far'


Geoffrey Fink, a Manchester United season-ticket holder since 1946, and his wife Ruth have vivid memories of the air crash and its aftermathEven now, on the 60th anniversary, recalling the Munich air disaster moves Geoffrey Fink to tears. “At the time, yeah, I cried,” says Fink, 85 years old and a Manchester United season-ticket holder since 1945. “I’ve got tears in my eyes now.”Sitting in their Altrincham home over tea and cakes, he and his wife, Ruth, 80, who is also a United fan, vividly recall the moment they learned of the tragedy on the Munich-Riem runway on 6 February 1958. Related: As long as there is football there is a good reason to remember Munich | Paul Wilson Geoffrey Fink remembers the lost United players: Related: Donny Davies, the Guardian correspondent who died in the Munich air disaster | Richard Williams Related: How ...

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