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Manchester United reach out to Russia after plane crash kills 36 players of top ice hockey team

Manchester United have written to Russian ice hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to offer support and sympathy in the wake of the plane crash that killed 36 people connected with the team and seven crew.

Old Trafford chief executive David Gill acted after hearing of a tragedy that bears upsettling similarities to the Munich air disaster, which cost 23 United players, staff and journalists their lives in 1958.

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