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Manchester United aircraft suffers delayed landing

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Manchester United's first-team squad were in shock yesterday as the aircraft they were flying to Germany on had to abort its landing seconds from touchdown, according to British media reports.

The chartered aircraft, which was a 185-seater Monarch Airlines Airbus 321, reportedly jet circled before landing safely at the second attempt, just 10 minutes late at Cologne's Konrad Adenauer Airport on Tuesday.

The Reds and manager David Moyes suffered a mid-air scare due to the unplanned incident; although there wasn't any collision.

A report on the the Manchester Evening News website read: "The aircraft, carrying the squad and back room staff, was 400 metres from the Cologne runway when the pilot was alerted to another plane on the ground and had to quickly abandon the descent and rise sharply." 

Moyes and his men have declined to comment on the incident for reasons best known to the team.

Perhaps, this incident may have affected United's team spirit ahead of their clash against Leverkusen; as a scared United central defender Rio Ferdinand rather took to his official Twitter account to express his feelings.

He tweeted: "Landed in Germany .... just .... I've only just recovered after that choppy landing!"

The Premier League defending Champions will face the German side at the Bay Arena on Wednesday - and a win would secure the qualification of the Red Devils in the Group A.

Nevertheless, after a silly draw with Cardiff City last week, United must seek a win over Tottenham  in the Barclays Premier League this Weekend.

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