Sir Jim Ratcliffe went to the memorial service for the victims of the Munich Air Disaster at Old Trafford on Tuesday, which was the 66th anniversary of the disaster.
It is the first time Ratcliffe has been to the moving event since he put £1.3 billion into the club where he played as a child.
The owner of Ineos was joined by Sir Dave Brailsford, his sports director, and Sir Alex Ferguson for the service at 2.40pm in front of the memorial plaque for the 11th September.United manager Erik ten Hag and captain Bruno Fernandes were also there, as well as Marc Skinner, the manager of the women’s team, and Katie Zelem, the leader of that team.
Paddy Crerand and Brian Kidd were also there. They were on the team that won the European Cup under Sir Matt Busby in 1968, which was 10 years after the accident.There were 23 people killed in the crash on February 6, 1958, when the plane bringing Manchester United back from a European Cup quarterfinal against Red Star Belgrade tried a third time to take off after refueling at Munich Airport. Eight of the Busby Babes and three staff members were on board.
There are funerals for the person in Manchester and Munich. A fan group called Munich58 is in charge of the event at Old Trafford. The Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation is in charge of a similar service at Manchesterplatz, which is close to where the crash happened in Germany.Mike Phelan, a former United player who also worked as an assistant manager for Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is representing the club at Manchesterplatz. Earlier in the day, he left a wreath at Frank Beckenbauer’s grave. The great German and Bayern Munich player died last month. He was 78 years old.
Rev. John Boyers, who used to be United’s priest, led the service at Old Trafford. It included readings, poems, and songs, and there was a two-minute moment of silence at 3:04 p.m., which is the exact time of the crash.
Similar steps were taken at the service in Munich, where flowers were laid for the club, the Association of Former Manchester United Players, and the fans.
After the two minutes of quiet, The Flowers of Manchester was sung as it is every year.
Eight people from the Manchester United Foundation’s Street Reds community football groups were on the club’s delegation. Eight young people showed their respect by putting down a flower and reading a poem.
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