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Charlton wrote a letter to the players ahead of Munich anniversary

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Ahead of Saturday's 2-0 win against Huddersfield, the game closest to the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, Sir Bobby Charlton, a survivor of the crash, wrote to the current squad players.

I wanted to take the time to write to you as we approach the significant date of 6th February, in which Manchester United and the footballing world remembers and respects the Munich Air Disaster, which tragically affected this great club 60 years ago.

Rooney hasn’t actually equalled Charlton’s record… yet

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Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for Manchester United yesterday when he kneed a Juan Mata cross in to the back of the net against Reading. United won 4-0 and booked their place in to the next round in the FA Cup, meaning they are still the only Premier League team still competing on four fronts.

This goal was Rooney's 249th for United which was hailed as a club record, along with Sir Bobby Charlton.

PICTURE: Carl Frampton meets Harry Gregg

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Carl Frampton, the WBA featherweight champion, posted a picture on Instragram of himself with Manchester United legend, Harry Gregg. The pair are both from Northern Ireland .

VIDEO: Sir Bobby to Mourinho – “I’m very happy to see you.”

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Jose Mourinho came to Manchester United's Carrington training ground for the first time today and met Sir Bobby Charlton.

The United legend has been critical of Mourinho in the past but it seems he has changed his tune.

Charlton honoured with stand renaming 

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Ahead of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Everton, Sir Bobby Charlton's stand was unveiled.

Charlton is the second person in the history of United, after Sir Alex Ferguson, and has spoken about what it means to him.

This is a great honour and I am very proud – for myself and my family – that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me.

“Players today aren’t in the same class as Sir Bobby”

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Sir Bobby Charlton's stand at Old Trafford will be unveiled this afternoon ahead of Manchester United's game against Everton.

Denis Law, Charlton's former teammate, has claimed that both Sir Bobby and George Best are better than the players we have today.

I just wonder with the state of the football pitches today; you think of George Best playing on that, Sir Robert playing on that, they were fantastic players, well known everywhere.

LvG: Sir Bobby Charlton was my idol when I was young

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Tomorrow afternoon, ahead of Manchester United's game against Everton, Sir Bobby Charlton's stand at Old Trafford will be unveiled.

Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of the United legend and revealed he idolised Charlton as a youngster.

He is on the board and is always backing me, so I am very happy with him.

PICTURE: United legends in the away end at Anfield

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Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin and Andy Cole were spotted in the away end of Manchester United's Europa League game against Liverpool at Anfield.

Eusebio, We Say Kiddo

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Having watched Tottenham's enthralling Premier league victory over Manchester City the other day on television, I caught sight of City's assistant manager Brian Kidd at the end of the match. He was ruefully shaking the hand of the victorious Spurs manager and an oddly trivial memory popped into my mind.

Why have club chosen this moment to rename South Stand after Sir Bobby?

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The club has today confirmed that the South Stand will be renamed after Sir Bobby Charlton and this will be unveiled on April 2nd when Manchester United play Everton.

The official website points out that this year marks the 60th anniversary of Charlton making his debut. Why would the club not wait until October then, with Charlton playing his first game for the club on October 6th 1956 against Charlton Athletic?

Charlton on news South Stand will be named after him

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Manchester United have today revealed that the South Stand will be named after Sir Bobby Charlton. The stand will be unveiled on April 2nd when United take on Everton.

This is a great honour and I am very proud – for myself and my family – that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me.

Heroes

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People love a hero. Throughout history, we have put various figures on pedestals. We have erected statues of warriors of old, gathered in our thousands to watch great musicians perform their art, created fantastical worlds of men and women who possess wondrous superpowers. As for football, the innumerable heroes it continually unearths is one of the many things that lead us to fall in love with the beautiful game.

16 years ago today…

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16 years ago today, Manchester United won the Treble, after beating Bayern Munich with two goals in injury time.




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To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only.

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Norman Whiteside on Di Maria, Big Ron, George Best comparisons and his favourite goal

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Norman Whiteside signed for Manchester United when he was a teenager after being spotted by United scout Bob Bishop, the same man who unearthed George Best. He spent eleven years at the club, winning two FA Cups and scoring in both finals, before moving on to Everton.

He has written two books about his time at the club, Determined: The Autobiography and My Memories of Manchester United.

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 2 (#AskALegend Winner!)

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Day 2 .... Everything I wrote about yesterday (See HERE) was fantastic but hands down the highlight of Saturday for me was of course meeting the lads representing the Manchester United Foundation.

After the game with the FC Bayern Legends all of the players made their way to the mix zone and took time talking to the press and other lucky folk like myself who happened to be packed in there.

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 1

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First off a big thank you to everyone at FC Bayern and Allianz Football who made the FCBday#1 an incredibly special day. As an Allianz employee here myself in the UK I was expecting it to be a tremendous event, however I wasn't quite ready for the real once in a lifetime experience I had yesterday.

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Live Blog

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United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – #AskALegend Competition

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To celebrate the upcoming Allianz Insurance FC Bayern Munich 2014/15 Team Presentation and United vs FC Bayern All Star Match at the Allianz Arena we are offering you the chance to win one of the Manchester United Legend's shirts worn during the match.

Our reporter will have access to the Press 'Mix Zone' after the match and will have the opportunity to speak with some of the legends taking part.

United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – August 9th

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This Saturday August 9th Republik Of Mancunia have been invited by Allianz Insurance to attend the Bayern Munich 2014/15 Team Presentation #FCBday1.

We will be sending a reporter to Munich, Germany, to soak in the atmosphere of the Allianz Arena, to witness the 2014/15 Bayern Munich Team presented and then report on the main attraction exhibition match featuring Manchester United vs the Bayern Munich All-Stars.

Videos

Corazon Classic: Roberto Carlos Wears Body Camera During Real Madrid Legends Game, Captures Some Great First-Person Footage (Video)

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Sunday afternoon saw Real Madrid's old boys take on a team of Roma legends in the now-annual Corazon Classic charity match at the Bernabeu stadium.

Thankfully, if you were unable to attend, Roberto Carlos went to the liberty of spending the entire day with a camera attached to his chest, filming the entire thing for posterity's sake.

VIDEO: George Best’s goal for San Jose Earthquakes

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George Best signed for San Jose Earthquakes when he was 34, six years after leaving United. He spent two years there, scoring 21 goals in 56 appearances, including the goal above.




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VIDEO: United Legends 4-2 Bayern Munich Legends

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To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to Paul Scholes, and many more, with 30 articles in total.

VIDEO: United become European champions in 1968

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Manchester United became the first English club to be crowned champions of Europe 47 years ago today.




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To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only.

Arsenal

Brazilian legend gives huge praise to Arsenal defender

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Former Brazil and AC Milan right-back Cafu has revealed that he believed Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is just like him, stating his future will be a bright one. The 46 year-old is in London this week in order to feature for AC MilanGlorieagainst the Arsenal Legends which will take place today at 2:00 GMT.

Arsenal Legends take on Milan with Henry, Bergkamp and more!

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ArsenalLegends will be taking on Milan Glorie in September in what looks to be a star-studded event. The North-London sidehave persuaded a number of the best players over the past two decades to participate in the match, which looks to be a must-watch for any hardcore Arsenal fan. Thenotable absence from the side is most [.

Goodbye 2014. The year Jose Mourinho took us back to the top!.

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The year 2014 like any other as Chelsea Supporters has had it's ups and it's downs but we move forward into 2015 with a feeling that we are on the verge of something special again under the management of Jose Mourinho.

We have seen Legends; Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard leave the club and Didier Drogba come back.

sir bobby charlton

LvG: Sir Bobby tribute brought tears to my eyes

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Ahead of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Everton, Sir Bobby Charlton's stand was unveiled.

Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of the United legend and discussed how he felt seeing the fans paying tribute to Charlton.

It was fantastic. It was a privilege to see how, in the English culture, they respect all the players – it's marvellous to see.

Moyes: I’d definitely back knighthood of Law

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The Manchester Evening News has launched a campaign calling for Denis Law to be knighted and David Moyes has been asked whether he would support that.

"100% I would back that, definitely" Moyes said with a smile. "I said when I first came in that I was thrilled to meet Sir Bobby Charlton.

Sir Alex Ferguson

PICTURE: Fergie watches United on tour training

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Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson and Lou Macari were on the sidelines watching the players in training.




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What is Solskjaer thinking about?

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone from strength to strength since retiring from playing football, firstly when in charge of our Reserve team and then as manager of Molde. The Norwegian side had never won the league before his appointment, a stretch going back 100 years, but they won it in both of his first two seasons at the club.

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Sandy Turnbull’s story III: The opening of Old Trafford and more controversy

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February 19th 1910 saw the curtain rise on the new Old Trafford home, a venue considered the most modern in the land, with tip up seats and a playing surface akin to a billiard table. The setting was perfect. The result was certainly not.

As on the previous Saturday, United shared seven goals with their opponents, but on this occasion they could only manage the lesser amount, their first-footers, Liverpool, failing to be the perfect guests, notching four.

Sandy Turnbull’s story II: United’s first ever FA Cup

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So, A. Turnbull was now on the Manchester United pay-role, making his debut in red, along with his former blue team mates, against, ironically enough – Aston Villa and he ran out behind captain Charlie Roberts to a rapturous welcome from around forty thousand supporters. The pitch, however, wasn't as welcoming as the fans, as it was in very poor condition with large patches of mud and even larger pools of water scattered across it.

Sandy Turnbull’s story: From City to United

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The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn't a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was it the more familiar, much loved environs of the depleted Clayton and the ultra-modern Old Trafford.

Class of ’92 return is gift to suffering fans

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If 1999 never happened and you watched a film that told the same story, you would spend the duration rolling your eyes and tutting. As if that could happen. As if you could get a group of local lads, playing for one of the biggest teams in the world, go on to achieve something no English team had before.

PART IV: Bill Foulkes and the End of the Rainbow in ’68

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The Holy Grail in Europe

Everyone at Old Trafford and indeed throughout football, if not the wider world, knew that Matt Busby was obsessed with winning the European Cup. He never put it into words but everyone assumed he saw it as the only possible way of vindicating his original decision to enter Europe back in 1956, with all its tragic consequences two years later.

World Cup

The legend I never saw - A Tribute to Eusebio, ‘O...

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The legend I never saw - A Tribute to Eusebio, ‘O Rei'

By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lisbon

The amount of times I've walked to the Estadio da Luz from my grandmother'sapartmentto watch a Benfica match is countless.

Tributes Pour In For Portuguese Football Legend, Eusebio, As Mourinho Recalls His Childhood With The 1966 World Cup Star

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Tributes have been pouring in for Portuguese football legend, Eusebio, who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 71 yesterday afternoon. According to FIFA's records, he has scored a whopping 679 goals in 678 official games during his 15 years at Benfica and was best remembered for his wonderful performance at the 1966 World Cup in England, where he scored nine goals.

The Rest

VIDEO: Eric Cantona on Charlie Hebdo attacks and reaction

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Eric Cantona has spoken at length about his opinion on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the unfair negative reaction to Muslims as a result.

PICTURES: Giggs and Robson over the years

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