Manchester United players observe minute's silence

Reds pay respects after Leicester tragedy

Several Manchester United first-team stars have followed the club in sending their condolences and support to Leicester City and those affected by Saturday's helicopter tragedy.

On Sunday night, the football world learned the news that five people, including the Leicester City chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, had lost their lives when the aircraft crashed outside the King Power Stadium following the previous evening's match against West Ham United.
The helicopter carrying Srivaddhanaprabha and his party had taken off from the centre circle at the King Power, shortly after the Foxes' 1-1 draw with the Hammers in the Premier League had ended. The crash occurred at 8.20pm on Saturday.

Manchester United were due to face Leicester City away in the Women's Championship on Sunday afternoon but the match was postponed.

Here is a selection of messages that were tweeted by the club and players as the football family rallied in support of our friends at Leicester:

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