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Wayne Rooney’s Tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton After New Stand Unveiled at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney’s Tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton After New Stand Unveiled at Old Trafford

Manchester United re-named Old Trafford’s South Stand after Sir Bobby Charlton at the weekend, and Wayne Rooney has paid a touching tribute to the legendary striker.

Now a director at the club, Charlton joined United in 1953 and went on to make 758 appearances, scoring 249 goals.

The World Cup winner, who lifted three league titles with United, along with the FA Cup and the European Cup in 1967, has more than earned the praise of the current crop at Old Trafford.

And leading the line in tributes to the 78-year-old was club captain Wayne Rooney, who took to Instagram to congratulate Sir Bobby.

Rooney admitted it was a “privilege” to be part of the ceremony at the weekend, describing it as a “great gesture for a great man.”

The new stand was unveiled before United’s 1-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday:

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The Sir Bobby Charlton Stand contains the only remaining part of the original 1910 stadiums infrastructure.

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