"Manchester, Manchester United,
A bunch of bouncing Busby Babes,
They deserve to be knighted.

If ever they're playing in your town,
Get yourself to that football ground,
Take a lesson, come to see
Football taught by Matt Busby."

- Lines from the song 'Manchester United Calypso', still sung at Old Trafford today

More free videos: Learn more about the Busby Babes on MUTV Online's Munich Memories page

06/02/2012 00:01, Report by J Tuck

Video: Busby Babes in action

February 6 is a date indelibly stamped in the history of Manchester United, it being the anniversary of the Munich air disaster in 1958.

One of the finest football sides in the world, led by pioneering manager Matt Busby, was on the way home to Manchester - from a European Cup quarter-final match against Red Star Belgrade - when the club's plane crashed after refuelling at Munich Airport.

For those who have never seen the ‘Busby Babes’ in action, our video serves as an introduction to a group of gifted young players who were cut down before they had even reached their prime.

They will never be forgotten.

More: Find further information in ManUtd.com's Munich Remembered section


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