"Of course, his legacy of youth, I was involved when a group of young lads came through in the class of 92, it's awlays been part of the club's history and part of service of Matt Busby's legacy".
In Munich, club ambassador Denis Irwin joined an estimated 3,000 United fans for a ceremony and a two-minute silence at the scene of the crash. The flight had stopped for refueling in former West Germany amid wintry conditions.
In total, 23 people lost their lives in the disaster on February 6th, 1958 and 60 years on, Manchester United officials, management and players, past and present, gathered in Old Trafford to remember those who died.
Seven of the "Babes", Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Billy Whelan, died at the scene, while the prodigiously talented 21-year-old Duncan Edwards succumbed to his injuries 15 days later. Eight journalists and four other passengers also lost their lives. The coach, after a lengthy hospital stay, managed to return to Manchester United and aid in the rebuilding process.
"The one person who did speak about it a lot was Jimmy Murphy [Busby's No2]".
Crash survivors Sir Bobby Charlton, who fought back tears, and Harry Gregg attended the memorial as snow fell inside the stadium. "It was such a momentous event, for so many young people to die just on the verge of the great success that was ahead of them, and I couldn't understand why".
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"While I was Manchester United manager, the Babes were always a reference point for us, in terms of having belief and trust in what young players can do and building a loyalty base from there".
Busby, who was twice given the last rites by a priest, remarkably survived the crash and guided United to an emotional win in the European Cup 10 years later with Charlton captaining the side and scoring twice.
Charlton wrote, in a current letter to Manchester, "Words can not describe the devastating effect that this had on the football club and the lives of those affected".
British Prime Minister Theresa May, speaking at an event elsewhere in the city, also acknowledged the disaster.
"You still sing about Sir Matt Busby and about playing football 'the Busby way.' We have a duty to keep that spirit alive and keep making you proud to support this team". A ceremony is being held at the site - now officially known as Manchesterplatz.