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Senior figures at Manchester United join the supporters in observing a minute's silence at Old Trafford

Munich service was 'powerful & emotional'

Manchester United club captain Michael Carrick feels the special ceremony at Old Trafford to mark 60 years since the Munich Air Disaster was very fitting.

The Reds skipper joined manager Jose Mourinho in laying a wreath on stage following readings from Sir Alex Ferguson, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and club director Michael Edelson.

Carrick spoke to MUTV after a highly emotional event and talked about how special it was for everyone concerned.
Michael Carrick and Jose Mourinho carry  Munich wreaths to the stage at Old Trafford
Carrick joined his manager Jose Mourinho in placing a wreath on the stage at Old Trafford.

“It was very fitting, a beautiful service - powerful and emotional,” he admitted. “For me, it was emotional sitting next to Sir Bobby [Charlton] and trying to come to terms with what he's been through and what was going through his mind. It was tough but a pleasure to be part of it and as I said I thought it was very fitting.

”When I came to the club I was aware of it [the disaster], I'd heard the stories and my Dad had told me about it, but it wasn't until I came to the club that you have that feeling of what it means to everyone here and how important it is.

Michael Carrick sits between Sir Bobby Charlton and Jose Mourinho
Michael Carrick sat between Sir Bobby Charlton and Jose Mourinho.

“Today was very powerful and for the younger lads and for the lads who haven't been at the club too long it's huge,” he added.

“It's great that everyone could be here together today because we're all in it together, it's what makes this great club so special. It was such a tragic event and a very sad event, but it's commemorated in such a great way and that carries on year after year and always will.”

United players include Michael Carrick, Ashley Young and Phil Jones arrive for the memorial service at Old Trafford
All of United's senior players attended to remember the predecessors who perished in 1958.

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