Manchester United fans’ tribute to Doncaster Munich victim David Pegg

David Pegg
David Pegg

Football fans have gathered to pay their respects to Doncaster born Busby Babe David Pegg and the other victims of the Munich Air Disaster this afternoon.

Manchester United supporters came together at Old Trafford’s Munich memorial ahead of Saturday’s game against Leicester City to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in 1958.

Fans sang the emotional ‘Flowers of Manchester’ before making their way into the ground.

United players are also wearing black armbands during the Premier League encounter with the Foxes as a mark of respect.

Family members of those involved on 6 February, the darkest day in the club’s history, are attending the game as special guests.

Highfields born Pegg, who was 22 when he died, was one of eight United players killed in the tragedy when the club’s plane crashed on a slush covered airport runway.

He signed for United on leaving school in 1950 and made his first team debut in the Football League First Division against Middlesbrough on 6 December 1952, aged 17.

He is buried at Redhouse Cemetery.