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The funeral for Sir Bobby Charlton will take place at Manchester Cathedral next Monday, Manchester United has said.

The football icon died aged 86 on 21 October, prompting tributes from across the sporting world.

An inquest last week concluded he died after a fall at a Cheshire care home.

His funeral cortege will pass Old Trafford on its way to the cathedral on 13 November, with fans and members of the public invited to pay their respects along the route.

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Mourners sign book of condolence for Sir Bobby

It is expected up to 1,000 guests will attend the cathedral to pay their respects to Sir Bobby “and celebrate his incredible life as a husband, father, grandfather and, of course, as one of the finest footballers this country has ever produced,” Manchester United said.

The service will begin at 2pm and will be led by Canon Nigel Ashworth. It will include eulogies by family members and the football club.

The club said the service within the cathedral will remain private and will not be broadcast or filmed.

“The Charlton family and Manchester United would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and respect towards Sir Bobby,” it said.

Bobby Charlton, Manchester United
Bobby Charlton, Manchester United

Sir Bobby is known as one of England’s World Cup winners in 1966.

He also won the European Cup with United in 1968, after surviving the Munich air crash – which killed 23 people, including eight of the club’s ‘Busby babe’ players – 10 years earlier.

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Manchester United player Sir Bobby Charlton holds the European Cup outside Manchester United's Old Trafford
Sir Bobby with the European Cup outside Old Trafford. Pic: AP

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