The special relationship between United and Real Madrid is fully explained in the wonderful book by John Ludden entitled A Tale Of Two Cities,
sub-titled Manchester and Madrid.1957-1968.
I didn't know that a special memorial pennant was conferred by Real Madrid entitled Champions Of Honour.On it were the names of all the players
who had died and the proceeds of the sale of the pennants were sent to Old Trafford.Oh to get hold of one of them.
They also offered all the survivors and their families free holidays in Spain,all expenses paid.
When United won the European Cup in 1968,one of the first telegrams Matt Busby got said,
' To a wonderful football man and club,Real Madrid toast your success.
signed Don Santiago Bernabeu.
I fully recommend this book to any fan who is interested in our history especially about our once great relationship
with Real Madrid,something which seems to be non-existant now,sadly.
Heroes come and go.A Legend is forever.