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. It is not only for that, because I met him on my first day as manager and I was guided by him into the stadium. He was also my idol when I was young. had two idols in England, from watching the FA Cup finals. One of them was Jimmy Greaves and the other was Bobby Charlton, so I have known him already in my mind for a lot of years.

Now I have met him personally. He is such a kind, friendly man and his wife is also very nice and friendly. I am very proud that he should get such an honour [as his own stand] because not many clubs are doing that and I am very pleased for him.