Rewind to 1958

The Busby Babes: Munich remembered

February 5, 2008
By Phil Holland
It is the summer of 1968 and on Wembley's hallowed turf, underneath the famous twin towers and in front of 100,000 fans Manchester United have just beaten Benfica 4-1 to lift the European Cup. On the pitch the celebrations soon engulf Matt Busby. One by one his players find him, shake him by the hand and embrace him. Each expressing in these brief emotional moments feelings of joy, of thanks, excitement and something more; empathy. It can be seen best in the fleeting glimpses the archives show ...

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