The football world has paid its respects to the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 60th anniversary of the tragedy, where 23 people died including eight Manchester United players.

United were returning from a European Cup tie with Red Star Belgrade in Yugoslavia when the plane they were travelling in crashed following a refuelling stop in Germany.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the tributes posted on social media from the football community.

We Never Forget #busbybabes ❤️ @manchesterunited

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on Feb 5, 2018 at 11:54pm PST

We will never forget. #FlowersOfManchester

A post shared by Wayne Rooney (@waynerooney) on Feb 6, 2018 at 1:11am PST

We Will Never Forget #flowersofmanchester 🔴 @manchesterunited

A post shared by Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:01am PST

The Munich Air Disaster is something I was always aware of growing up but in truth I didn’t understand its influence on @manchesterunited until I joined the club. The lows of February 1958 that ultimately led to the highs of Wembley 1968 are inspiring to every player that has the honour to pull on the United shirt. Today we remember and mourn but we must also take inspiration from the response to the tragedy and people like Sir Bobby Charlton. It’s a privilege for all of us to still have him around and active at Manchester United. 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. Keep the red flag flying high and join me, my team-mates, the staff at the club and millions of fans around the world in remembering The Busby Babes. The Flowers of Manchester ❤️

A post shared by Ashley Young (@youngy_18) on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:12am PST

We will never forget. #FlowersOfManchester

A post shared by Jesse 🔱 (@jesselingard) on Feb 6, 2018 at 2:12am PST

Never forgotten. #FlowersofManchester

A post shared by Daley Blind (@blinddaley) on Feb 6, 2018 at 2:16am PST

60 years have passed but they’ll never be forgotten. #FlowersOfManchester

A post shared by Gary Lineker (@garylineker) on Feb 6, 2018 at 1:19am PST