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Rio: Vida stopped me from crying following Champions League glory

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Rio Ferdinand captained Manchester United for our victorious 2008 Champions League final against Chelsea. Our former defender has revealed that Sir Bobby Charlton came to speak to him before he went up to collect the trophy, talking of the importance and honour, and how the occasion of it all got to him.

Man Utd’s Snazzy New ‘Holy Trinity’ Silver Third Shirt Was Designed By A 21-Year-Old Fan (Photos & Video)

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Manchester United have released their new third kit for 2017-18 and it's not nearly as bad as it might have been.

When images of the strip leaked a couple of months back it looked like United's 'Holy Trinity' homage was shaping up to be an eyesore "Morph and his family choosing which rollercoaster to go on" but, mercifully, the design is much more subtle than first feared.

Mourinho wants to make Ferguson feel loved

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Jose Mourinho has been keen to include Sir Alex Ferguson in life at Manchester United after he kept his distance during the time of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

It's the same relationship we had in the old days. A phone call, an SMS, sympathetic details like we always had with each other.

Man Utd call firefighters to Old Trafford blaze

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A small electrical fire was identified quickly in the Sir Bobby Charlton stand around 7am today. Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 30, 2017...

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Love him or loathe him, Wayne Rooney deserves his record

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There was something particularly fitting about the way Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's goalscoring record on Saturday to write his name in the history books. With the odds stacked against his side, Rooney produced a superb finish, the kind of late goal that epitomised Manchester United during the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Wayne Rooney and the art of scoring 250 goals

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It has taken him long, but eventually he did it at 31, Wayne Rooney became the all time record goalscorer for Manchester United, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton. With this achievement, Rooney has etched his name amidst the pantheons of the greats. 250 goals in 546 matches at 175 minutes per goal ratio is no mean feat.

Mourinho Holds Door Open For Rooney To Leave United

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Less than 24 hours after he broke Sir Bobby Charlton's record to become the all-time leading goalscorer for Manchester United, Wayne Rooney has been told by United boss Jose Mourinho that he will not stand in his way if Rooney wants to leave Old Trafford for China.

Reports out of China suggest that Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande and Super League rivals Beijing Guoan are prepared to make Rooney the highest paid player in the world with a staggering £700,000-a-week offer to lure him away from Manchester United this summer.

Tweets and Photos: Wayne Rooney talks to Sir Bobby Charlton, reacts to breaking his Man Utd goalscoring record

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Huge honour to become leading goalscorer for @ManUtd. Thanks to @SirBobby for his kind words after the game

Mourinho Upset As United Drop Two Valuable Points At Stoke

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was left frustrated at United's 1-1 draw with Stoke City. While the headlines will be about Wayne Rooney passing Sir Bobby Charlton to become the club's all-time leading scorer with his 250th goal with a free-kick in stoppage time, the Special One says United are picking up too many draws considering the attacking football they produce.

Rooney: It’s a great honour

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Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's as Manchester United's all-time top scorer with a 94th minute winner equaliser against Stoke.

Just over 12 years ago, Rooney scored his first United goal and after the game today claimed he never imagined this day would come.

It's a great honour.

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: Arsenal hero mistakenly posts picture of United’s Trinity

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Jack Wilshere, on the back of Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, posted a picture for the fans with the slogan "This is our club, today and forever".

Bizarrely, the picture that accompanied his social media post was the shadow of Manchester United's Holy Trinity Denis Law, George Best, and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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.

Manchester United Unveil New ‘Sir Bobby Charlton Stand’ At Old Trafford On 60th Anniversary (Photo & Video)

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Shortly before this afternoon's game against Everton, Manchester United took the time to honour one of their living legends with the unveiling of the newly re-christened Sir Bobby Charlton Stand at Old Trafford, to go with his statue outside.

The tribute coincides with the 60th anniversary of Sir Bobby's debut for United, way back in 1956.

“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.

Manchester United: Fanzine ‘Red Issue’ Offer Glimpse Of Complex Power Struggle Behind The Scenes At Old Trafford

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As you might expect, the inner machinations at a club the size of Manchester United are pretty convoluted.

With the managerial situation almost certain to be in flux again sooner rather than later, speculation has arose as to where exactly the power lies behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Helpfully, United fanzine Red Issue have compiled their take on relentless struggle for leverage an in-depth and fascinating exposé of the various wrangles that go on daily at one of thebiggest, most bloated football clubs in the world.

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.

Manchester United To Rename Old Trafford’s South Stand In Honour Of Sir Bobby Charlton

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He's already got a statue on the front porch, but soon Sir Bobby Charlton will be on the receiving end of yet another esteemed accolade from Manchester United.

As announced by the club this morning, the South Stand at Old Trafford is set to be renamed in honour of Sir Bobby to mark the 60th anniversary of his United debut in 1956.

Charlton: “Great to see a United player breaking my record”

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Sir Bobby Charlton said he was delightedthe record of being England's all-time topscorer has remained with a Manchester United player.

Wayne Rooney overtook Charlton as England's most prolific goalscorer as he scored in the 2-0 win on Tuesday night and Sir Bobby admitted that while he was disappointed to lose the record, the blow was softened as the man who broke his record plies his trade at Old Trafford.

Rooney becomes England’s all time highest goalscorer

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Wayne Rooney scored a penalty at Wembley against Switzerland to become England's all time highest goalscorer, beating the record set by Sir Bobby Charlton.




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Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney will overtake his scoring records for Man Utd and England

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Sir Bobby Charlton believes Wayne Rooney will overtake his goalscoring records for both Manchester United and England. Charlton still remains the...

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Van Gaal: Living the dream managing the biggest club in the world

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Ahead of travelling to USA on the pre-season tour, Louis van Gaal gave a gushing interview with MUTV where he talked about how he felt to be the manager of Manchester United.

"I am very honoured and proud, especially as I made my first steps as a manager with Sir Bobby Charlton," said Van Gaal.

Sir Bobby Charlton: ‘Man Utd are sticking with David Moyes for six years’

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Sir Bobby Charlton says Manchester United will "absolutely" be sticking with David Moyes as their manager for the next six years. The United legend and current director says the club are on the up after recent wins over Olympiacos and West Ham games he thinks they would have lost until two weeks ago.

Robbo: “It’s all up to Moyes”

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Bryan Robson has insisted Sir Alex Ferguson's presence at Old Trafford at away games this season has nothing to do with Manchester United's dismal season and while admitting that United's form is cause for concern, Robson maintained that David Moyes remains the right man to the club forward.

With United 14 points adrift of Arsenal in the Premier League, out of the FA Cup and denied a spot in the Capital One Cup final after Wednesday's defeat on penalties against Sunderland, pressure on Moyes is mounting to deliver results, with many claiming that Sir Alex's decision to attend games at home and away has had a destabilising effect on an environment already made precarious by his retirement.

How Meulensteen revolutionised the youth at United

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Youngster's learning curve, The Telegraph, September 30th 2005

When Manchester United's Academy boys glide from their dressing rooms at the club's magnificent skill factory hidden deep in the Trafford countryside, they run past 10-foot high photographs of David Beckham, Sir Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Ryan Giggs and George Best.

Embarrassing Twitter Gaffe – Man Utd make a mess of their History

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Manchester United enjoyed a great weekend on the pitch after a long time. They came back from a goal down to earn a victory in the league against Sunderland after suffering two consecutive league defeats against Man City and West Brom respectively.

Wayne Rooney tipped to break club goals record

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Manchester United #10 Wayne Rooney has been tipped to break the goals record of Sir Bobby Charlton (249) and Denis Law (237) by becoming United's all time leading goal scorer. Wazza has scored 202 goals so far and Sir Bobby praised him saying, "I've spoken to Wayne and I've told him he's doing really, really well.

Rooney: It’s an honour to score 200 goals for United

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Wayne Rooney scored his 200th goal against Bayer Leverkusen last night and claims to be honoured to join a legendary group of players in the club's history.

He is now the 4th highest scorer at the club and the 2nd highest scorer in all competitions. He is also six goals short of beating Ruud van Nistelrooy's record and becoming our highest scorer in European competitions.

Is David Beckham a Manchester United Legend?

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At some football clubs it's not that difficult to be remembered by the fans as a "legend". For one club, it might be someone who has scored a lot of goals, for another it might be someone who is half decent and rejected offers from other clubs, at another it might be the person who scored the winning goal in a cup final or promotion play-off.

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VIDEO: Mourinho to Charlton – “You killed my country’s dreams in ’66!”

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In the World Cup final in 1966, Sir Bobby Charlton scored twice as England beat Portugal 2-1. When Jose Mourinho met Charlton at the Carrington training ground today, he reminded the legendary player of the event.

Sir Bobby Charlton Criticism Of Jose Mourinho

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Last night, Jose Mourinho showed the negative side of his character which contributed to him not being offered the United job he dreamed of.

No doubt Sir Bobby Charlton, who has never been keen on Mourinho, would have been watching last night's Copa del Rey final with a smug smile on his face.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney – the man behind the goals

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When Wayne Rooney scored against Switzerland at Wembley in September he became England's greatest ever goalscorer, eclipsing a record held by Sir Bobby Charlton for almost half a century.

But who is the real Wayne Rooney, off the pitch and away from the glare of the media spotlight?

For the first time he has allowed a television production team, as well as BBC football presenter Gary Lineker, unique access to his life with wife Coleen and their two sons, Kai and Klay.

Mata: Congratulations to Rooney for equalling Charlton’s record

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Juan Mata has passed on his congratulations to Wayne Rooney for equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's record as England's all-time top scorer.

I would like to congratulate England for becoming the first team already qualified for Euro 2016. They have good players in every area and I'm sure they're going to be one of the main rivals in France.

United legend tips Rooney to stay

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Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton joined this summer's Wayne Rooney saga to chime in on his belief that the English international will remain with the Red Devils for the upcoming season. Charlton, who is a member of the United board of directors, has dismissed the idea of the forward leaving the Premier League side and claimed the board would not make any "rash" decisions despite interest in the out-of-favor forward.

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Sir Tom Finney’s Funeral Sees Thousands Line The Streets Of Preston As Entire Town Says Final Goodbye (Photos)

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Preston has come to a reverent standstill this afternoon as thousands of people have lined the streets to say their final goodbyes to North End legend Sir Tom Finney, who passed away at the age of 91 a fortnight ago.

Due to his synonymous affinity with Preston and its football club, Finney was given a civic funeral atPreston Minster earlier this afternoon, with Sir Bobby Charlton, David Moyes, Jimmy Armfield, Tommy Docherty and Sir Trevor Brooking among the many footballing faces in attendance to pay their last respects to the man they called 'The Plumber'.

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.

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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.

This is Sir Alex Ferguson doing the wave

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As a manager, Sir Alex Ferguson was known for his menacing glare, barking at referees and violent gum chewing during matches. Now that he's retired, he must find activities to keep him busy during games and at a charity match between the Man United legends and Real Madrid legends, he might've found one: doing the wave.