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Manchester United Visit Munich Air Crash Memorial Site (PICTURES)

09/04/2014 09:32 BST | Updated 09/04/2014 09:59 BST

Manchester United players and staff visited the memorial dedicated to the victims of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster on Tuesday.

Ahead of the club's Champions League quarter-final second leg with Bayern Munich, manager David Moyes lay a wreath at the Munich Memorial Site, as the club's current squad paid their respects to the 23 souls who died 56 years ago.

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David Moyes lay a wreath at the Munich Memorial Site

Eight United players - Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Billy Whelan, David Pegg and Duncan Edwards - perished in Munich.

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Every member of United's travelling party were in attendance for a sobering experience

Ten years on from the tragedy, Matt Busby led United to their first European Cup win at Wembley and 40 years later, Sir Alex Ferguson guided the club to their third triumph in Moscow.

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United play against Bayern in Munich for the fifth time tonight

United supporters were also in attendance with the team.

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Adnan Januzaj, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa, Ryan Giggs, Nani, David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard and Juan Mata look on

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