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Fifty years following the Munich Air Disaster, the current stars of Manchester United Football Club paid their respects to the fallen Busby Babes in silence.

As the whole country remembers the disaster that ripped the Old Trafford club apart, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the current crop of Reds stars paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the club during a short history lesson.

"There are no history lessons when the kids join here and it's not something that you want to repeat all the time,†said Sir Alex. "They gradually learn about it because it's indelibly printed on our history.

"The young players have a fair idea when they join because most of them are local lads with the way the academy system is today. We did a session with the players about 6th February.

“We showed a six-minute clip of the history and you could hear a pin drop. It was fantastic. I know what players are like. When you're called into a classroom to look at videos, it's always a giggle and a laugh.

“But it was a fantastic atmosphere, so silent. Bobby Charlton did a piece along with (chief executive) David Gill on the club and what we're going to do and what it was like for Bobby at the time, the players that he played with.

“I think that was good because players like Anderson, Nani and Carlos Tevez, coming from other countries, may not know about Manchester United in the same way that Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville do.

"That was a really terrific moment to get that response from the players and as they walked out they were picking up the DVDs and also the literature on the club. It was quite a solemn moment."

The eight United players who lost their lives in the tragedy were Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Coleman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam Whelan.
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