Munich Air Disaster is in his heart - Jose Mourinho

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2018

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the tragedy, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport.

"And why? Because it was such a tragedy that stayed in these last 60 years".

Jose Mourinho has identified Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal as his next major transfer target at Manchester United, reports say.

Fans also gathered by the Munich clock outside the stadium, singing the "Flowers of Manchester" and taking time to remember those who lost their lives in the tragic event.

And that forms part of a special commemorative pack given out at today's game to pay tribute.

In a letter to supporters ahead of the Huddersfield match, club chief executive Ed Woodward thanked fans in advance for the role they will play in the number of planned tributes.

Munich Air Disaster is in his heart - Jose Mourinho
Munich Air Disaster is in his heart - Jose Mourinho

Mourinho and Carrick will lay wreaths on behalf of the club and players inside the ground, with a minute's silence to be held at 3.04pm - the time of the fatal crash in Munich.

Speaking about the race for the Premier League top four, Mourinho said, "Chelsea is champions again, fantastic market, Liverpool is a great team, Arsenal improved a lot in the market".

"I was telling before to MUTV that this is something that is part of my life, or part of my football culture, before I become Manchester United manager", he is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News in his pre-match presser.

Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, has also openly praised Vidal and said he has "great respect" for the player he worked with at Juventus. It will be an emotional, hard day for me.

Law, 77, was still a Huddersfield player on that fateful day February 6, 1958. For me, it was an honour and a privilege to join Manchester United and be there in the fightback after the crash. It will be very upsetting just to think of those who lost their lives - it was so cruel and they will never, ever be forgotten.

"Tottenham is a fantastic team and they are five points behind us, so we are doing quite well, with some negative moments, Wednesday was one".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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