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Man Utd players moved by Munich memories - Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how his players were visibly moved after showing them a documentary on the Munich disaster.

With this week's 50 year anniversary looming, the Reds' playing staff were assembled for the meeting at Carrington - and Sir Alex was delighted with their reaction.

"We recently showed the players a film concerning events of 6 February, and you couldn't hear a pin drop," he told

"I know what players are usually like when they're called into the classroom, it's a bit of a giggle, a laugh, the usual carry on. But it was an absolutely fantastic atmosphere, so silent."

With a squad brought together from such diverse backgrounds and cultures, Sir Alex and his staff were keen to ensure that all the players were schooled on a massively important chapter in United's opulent history.

"Bobby Charlton did a piece on the club and what it was like for him and the players and friends he lost," revealed Sir Alex.

"Foreign lads like Anderson, Nani and Carlos Tevez may not know about Manchester United in the same way Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville do, but I think it was terrific to get that response: it was quite a solemn moment.

"And there is no need for us to continually repeat it to them; they will gradually learn about it, because it is indelibly printed in our history."

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