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PICTURE: Sir Bobby Charlton With Olympic Torch

“This is magic,” he said. “This is a great place and the fans have been great.” He said he was overwhelmed by the amount of fans who had shown up to see him. “This time in the morning. It’s staggering isn’t it? But they like to be part of it and it’s just a happy time. I’m so proud and so pleased. It’s something that we worked for and it’s culminated in a fantastic time.”

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  1. Kings says:


  2. Ash says:

    A true legend in sports.

  3. Vidic says:

    Legend indeed.

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    The epitome of Manchester United. Sir Bobby Charlton. Legend!

  5. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Had no idea this was happening. Anyway Sir Bobby Legend.

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Legend of legends………I truly and honestly love this man with a passion

  7. Cyril Sneer says:

    I had a look for some more pictures of this and there’s some really nasty comments about him on the Daily Fail site from cunting bitter blue bastards.

  8. mancdub says:

    Maybe they thought Colin Bell should be carrying the flame or one of their other legends like err err Curly Watts

  9. CedarsDevil says:


    I would not have read that drivel mate, just gets the blood boiling

  10. mancdub says:

    Good thinking StR for moving this thread.
    We don’t want sir Bobbys thread being polluted with all the anti England shite.
    A true legend.

  11. Giles Oakley says:

    This is a lovely photo, showing Sir Bobby looking so proud and happy. To me he’ll always be the greatest player Manchester United have ever had, and it’s wonderful to see that he’s still appreciated properly as a national treasure by young and old alike. Now, I wonder if he’s available as an ‘over-age’ player in the actual games. He’d fit in well with Becks and Giggsy.

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    Sir Giles

    Ha ha…Nice one mate….One more shot for Sir Bobby! Play him just behind the striker, I bet he could still do the job

  13. Strik3rr says:

    Just watched the United 2011 movie, whole new respect for this guy, only understood the slightest bits of the Munich tragedy and now i know a lot more (time to wiki the rest).

    this man is a legend!

  14. lawman10 says:

    Well done Sir Bobby, respected thru out the world a true Legend.
    cannot for the life of me think of one from them bitter blue tossers ( forever in our shadow )

  15. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    What can you say about a man who is so dignified and humble, and who has the respect of the whole footballing world. He symbolizes what Manchester United is all about. Love you Sir Bobby, may you stay healthy and happy for years to come!

  16. Redscot says:

    I feel quite touched by all the fabulous comments , regards Sir Bobby Charlton, no doubt a legend .
    I wonder will he sell his olympic torch on E bay . Nah only the early bird gets in excess of a £ 100 k for a piece of shite , ye have to pay for.The olympic ‘ commitee ‘ are ripping the public off .
    On saying that it is a notable 46 years since the full England national team won a trophy.Approriate that he carrys it a few yards.
    Bite yer nails England, pens are on the horizon. lol

  17. Redscot says:

    At least the lads are coming home not injured! Germany were a might obstacle in the future ! it was a fine tournament for Danny , poor by Ashley Young. Wayne Rooney was just not match fit.
    Its quite sad to be so close, but techically and ball possesion England are of the pace.Similar To United and Barcelona, having the ball is king.
    I will support as I have always said, build from your youth give them ‘ game time ‘ the Manchester United way. For the future. As Germany did in South Africa

  18. United says:

    gosh he has made so many people happy with his football skills. his humility just reiterates what a legend he is

  19. wiuru says:

    No doubt he will be there to give pearls of wisdom and encouragment to our returning lads from the Euros . More than a legend , A damn fine human being !

  20. Red1990 says:

    I had the pleasure serving Sir Bobby in the restaurant I worked for a few years ago, he was a truly humble person. I never asked autograph from other football guests such as Figo, Drogba, Mourinho, Capello.. Not even Giggs, Scholes and Keane. But for Sir Bobby I have made an exception…

  21. Red Letter says:


    I would say Bobby was without doubt one of our greatest players, after all, European Footballer
    Of The Year 1966.and honour given to Denis and George in ’64 and ’68 respectively. However,
    George even though his behaviour was not always great was to me the most talented and
    skilful player of the many great players we’ve had ever to play for us, jut my opinion. Lets us not
    forget it’s fifty years ago this Summer we took Denis out of his misery in Turin and signed him
    thus kick starting the great revival after the terrible tragedy of Munich. What a player we signed!!
    I hope it does not seem to presumptuous of me to suggest you write an
    article on The Doc’s reign at United. A manager who certainly bought a new energy to United
    after the terrible years of the early 70′s but in the process seemed to alienate lots of people
    within the club, I’d love to know what you think of him and his time at OT.


  22. United Till I Die says:

    A Living Legend!

    Not many of them about.


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