Date: 6th February 2007 at 2:04pm
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We’ll never forget that day, no matter that most us weren’t even born then. Every United fan knows what it means for the club.

I’m no good at writing moving articles about such disasters. So please forgive me that I can’t really find the words on this day. Let me write here the names of those 8 great footballers who never returned from that trip.

Geoff Bent – Died at the age of 25. Brave, determined, could have been a bedrock of a wonderful team but for the even better Byrne.

Roger Byrne – He was 28, a fantastic full-back whose pace was just about incredible.

Eddie Colman – Aged 21, a real flair player – at half-back.

Duncan Edwards – He was 20. The most promising England player ever, the only footballer who made Bobby Charlton feel inferior. He possessed everything to be one of the true greats.

Mark Jones – He was a rock-solid half-back at the age of 24. Even George Best would have found life tough against him.

David Pegg – Sir Matt described him as the team’s best left winger, by a mile. Do I need to say more?

Tommy Taylor – One of the best ever forwards of United. He scored 131 goals in 191 games and was only 26 at the time of Munich… should have notched at least 200 goals in the red shirt.

Billy Whelan – He was 22, another fantastic forward whose technique, passing and vision were all of the highest quality.

Three club officials: Walter Crickmer club secretary, Tom Curry trainer and Bert Whalley coach also tragically lost their lives. Rest in peace!

A tribute to the victims of the tragedy