April 19, 2024
Thousands Line Manchester Streets To Bid Final Farewell To Bobby Charlton
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Thousands Line Manchester Streets To Bid Final Farewell To Bobby Charlton

We stay with the UK as thousands of people lined the streets of Manchester yesterday to pay their final respects to Manchester United and England great Bobby Charlton, who died last month at the age of 86.

The 1966 World Cup winner, widely regarded as one of England’s greatest players, died after an accidental fall at his care home on October 21.

Crowds clapped warmly and held banners as the funeral cortege drove past United’s Old Trafford ground on its way to a private funeral service at Manchester Cathedral to celebrate Charlton’s life.

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The hearse passed the famous “United Trinity” statue immortalising Charlton, Denis Law and George Best and members of the club’s Under-18 and Under-21 squads formed a guard of honour.

Around 1,000 guests including former United manager Alex Ferguson, England boss Gareth Southgate and Prince William, the Football Association president, arrived for the private funeral service, which started at 1400 GMT, along with current and former players.

Former United captain Bryan Robson, speaking before the service, told the BBC: “For a player to win the World Cup, win the Champions League and have such a long and successful career you’ve got to be a fantastic player to be able to achieve that.

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