Queuing at Old Trafford to honor Sir Bobby Charlton


Fans of all ages gathered at Old Trafford this Sunday to remember and pay tribute Sir Bobby Charltongreat legend of Manchester United and of England (died Saturday at age 86), signed to sign a book of condolences and laid flowers and scarves at the foot of the United Trinity sculpture (with statues of George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton himself). Football mourns one of its greatest myths, the Ballon d’Or in 1966, which was the key to the 1966 World Cup won by the English team and the first European Cup won by United, in 1968.

One of the messages left at Old Trafford, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton is from supporters group The 1958 and said: “You have given history, honor and integrity to our great club. We promise you we will make sure it lives on.”

Someone climbed the sculpture, which is now surrounded by a fence, to put a scarf from Manchester United around the neck of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Pep Guardiolacoach of Manchester City (United’s civil rivals, who will face off on Sunday), described death as Sir Bobby Charlton as “a great loss for his family, for Manchester Unitedfor English football and for European football, we have the Premier and English football thanks to these kinds of people, thanks to the way they behave on and off the field, they make this country an incredible -a great place to live and play football.” city will be honored Sir Bobby Charlton next Sunday derby at Old Trafford against United. Clubs around the world expressed their condolences.

A few hours after announcing the death of Sir Bobby Charlton, Manchester United won 1-2 at Sheffield United with Diogo Dalot scoring the winning goal in the 77th minute with a brilliant shot from outside the area, a fitting tribute to Charltonfamous for his stunning goals from distance.

Source: La Verdad


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