A menu card believed to be the last item signed by Manchester United's Busby Babes before the 1958 Munich air disaster has been sold at auction in Shropshire for £12,000.

The card, autographed by 14 members of the famous squad, was bought by private collector from London at a special football memorabilia sale in Ludlow.

Auction charges brought the total the buyer had to pay to more than £14,000.

The menu, dated 5th February 1958, bears the signatures of Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam "Billy" Whelan, who were all killed in the air crash just hours after signing it.

The team had played Red Star Belgrade and signed the menu during the post match meal at the Majestic Hotel.

John Mullock, from Mullock Madeley Auctioneers, said the card was remarkable as it was so rare.