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Applause for Sir Bobby’s hearse at Old Trafford – as Prince William and Sir Alex Ferguson among those paying respect | UK News

Crowds applauded Sir Bobby Charlton’s hearse as it stopped at Old Trafford – with Manchester United stars past and present gathering for his memorial service.

The football legend and England World Cup winner died aged 86 on 21 October, a few days after falling at his care home.

The Prince of Wales, Sir Alex Ferguson and Gareth Southgate joined current and former players to play tribute at a service celebrating his life in Manchester Cathedral.

The funeral procession stopped briefly at Old Trafford, where Sir Bobby is immortalised in a statue alongside Denis Law and George Best.

Fans outside the stadium clapped the club legend, who made 758 appearances and scored 249 goals for the team.

More supporters gathered outside the cathedral to see Sir Bobby’s coffin taken into the service.

Spectators and fans pay their respects outside Old Trafford as the cortege passes by outside Old Trafford
The funeral cortege of Bobby Charlton passes by Old Trafford
The coffin of Sir Bobby Charlton is carried by pallbearers into Manchester Cathedral

Former Man Utd captain Bryan Robson, speaking outside the cathedral, told Sky News that Sir Bobby should be remembered as a “fantastic player and a fantastic person”.

Others there include Peter Schmeichel, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

Prince William, who’s president of the FA, is also in attendance.

However, current Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag is missing the service due to long-standing personal commitments in the Netherlands.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson arrives at Manchester Cathedral
Sir Alex Ferguson

Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel

 Former Manchester United manager and player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and former player and current Middlebrough manager Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs

Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw

Paul Scholes arrives at Manchester Cathedral
Paul Scholes

England manager Gareth Southgate and England assistant coach Steve Holland
Gareth Southgate and England assistant coach Steve Holland

The Prince of Wales arrives at Manchester Cathedral
Prince William attended in his role as FA president

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This notice was published: 2023-11-13 11:31:00

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