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Man United: Old Trafford stand named after club legend Bobby Charlton

Man United: Old Trafford stand named after club legend Bobby Charlton

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Manchester United paid a fitting tribute to a club legend on Sunday by renaming Old Trafford’s South Stand in Sir Bobby Charlton’s honour, ahead of their win over Everton.

Charlton headed onto the pitch alongside his wife Lady Norma to a warm applause and a stunning setting of flags spelling out his name in a giant mosaic.

Manchester United then maintained their push for a top-four Premier League finish when they beat Everton 1-0 with a second-half goal by French striker Anthony Martial.

The iconic midfielder who is now 78, made his debut for the club 60 years ago as a teenager in 1956, before going on to score 249 goals in 758 games .

Former United manager Alex Ferguson, who already has a stand named after him, paid tribute to Bobby Charlton at a dinner afterwards saying his friendship with Charlton had been a great moment in his career with the club.

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