Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Casey Stoney and Bryan Robson lay wreaths at the Munich plaque at Old Trafford

Ole and Casey join fans at Munich memorial service

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and women's head coach Casey Stoney attended the Munich memorial service at Old Trafford on Thursday afternoon, alongside other club staff and supporters.

Solskjaer and Stoney joined former United captain Bryan Robson in laying a wreath, as the Reds marked the anniversary of the air disaster that claimed 23 lives in 1958.

“It’s a dark day in our history and we’ll always remember the ones who sadly passed away in the accident and what it did to the club,” Solskjaer told us.

“Of course these days are very important for us.”

Also present at the event, organised by fans' group Munich 58, with the support of the club, was Jimmy Murphy Jnr, who recalled how his father helped to rebuild United in his role as Matt Busby's assistant.

Songs were sung and poems read out in front of the Munich plaque in the south-east corner of the Old Trafford forecourt, before the congregation observed a two-minute silence at 15:04 GMT, the exact time the plane crashed on 6 February 1958.

We will never forget.


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