Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has written to Chapecoense to offer their support and sympathy.
The Daily Mail says Woodward penned a letter the day after the South Americans' flight to Colombia ran out of fuel and hit the crest of a mountain last month.
The crash killed 71 people, including most of Chapecoense's playing and coaching staff.
United suffered their own tragedy when, in February 1958, a plane carrying the Busby Babes back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashed on an icy Munich runway after a refuel stop in a devastating disaster which would eventually claim the lives of 23.
That shattering death toll saw eight gifted players perish, including young England star Duncan Edwards, captain Roger Byrne and prolific centre forward Tommy Taylor.