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Manchester United players suffer plane scare

Manchester United players suffered a scare on their arrival in Germany after the plane they were travelling in aborted its landing at the last minute.

The Monarch Airlines airbus dropped to a height of 400 metres as it prepared to land, only for the plane to suddenly take off again leaving a number of passengers shaken.

Although a stewardess initially said there had not been a problem, the captain later came onto the speakers and explained he had been forced to abort the landing because there was another plane on the runway, Press Association Sport understands.

The landing left travellers shaken, with one passenger saying "that was not pleasant" while defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted:

United's entire first-team squad and coaching staff were on board ahead of tonight's Champions League fixture with Bayer Leverkusen.