Sir Bobby Charlton carries the Olympic Flame past Old Trafford

Football legend Sir Bobby Charlton carried the Olympic torch past Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium on day 37 of the relay

Sir Bobby, who was voted the fourth-best Manchester United footballer of all time, carried the flame up Sir Matt Busby Way to the front of Old Trafford in the rain in front of a packed crowd.

He stopped to speak to fans in front of the iconic Trinity statue, which depicts United’s “Holy Trinity” of himself, George Best and Denis Law.

Sir Bobby 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,” he said.

“I’m so proud and so pleased. It’s something that we worked for and it’s culminated in a fantastic time.”

He said he “never dreamed” that the Olympics would actually come to Great Britain.

“We were so pleased when it happened. It’s has just been terrific,” he added.

Photographs: Manchester United Official Website

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