On the 6th February 1958 the plane carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. There were forty four passengers and twenty three of them lost their lives.
Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney is "a true great for club and country" after the striker broke his Manchester United all-time goalscoring record. Rooney's injury-time equaliser at Stoke on Saturday was his 250th for United, breaking Charlton's 44-year-old record. "I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record," Charlton, 79, told the United website.
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