Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed the importance of putting on a ‘fitting performance’ as Manchester United prepare to play on the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster this weekend.
Tomorrow marks the 63rd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that saw 23 people lose their lives. Eight of Matt Busby’s famous Red Devils side perished on the darkest day in Man United’s history.
United host Everton tomorrow evening and the club have confirmed there will be a minute’s silence before the game, whilst both captains will lay wreaths in memory of those who died and both sets of players will wear black armbands for the clash.
Solskjaer has spoken on the importance of marking the occasion with a ‘fitting performance’ from his players and says he is hopeful United can honour those lost with a positive result.
“We are, of course. It’s only the fourth time the game is played on the actual anniversary and it’s important we put on a fitting performance and hopefully we can honour them with the result,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.
“It’s such an important part of our history of the club and we have spoken to the players who come into the club, who’ve not been here and are part of this anniversary, it’s a big day for everyone and has always been an emotional one.
“Hopefully we can put the team out that shows the Manchester United spirit. We have six or seven academy graduates…and hopefully they will lead us on.”
United head into the clash with Everton on the back of a record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton, with the second-placed Red Devils currently three points behind league leaders Manchester City having played a game more.