Old Trafford’s South Stand, which to this day still contains the only original part of the 1910 stadium infrastructure is set to be named after Club legend and current United director Sir Bobby Charlton.
Sir Bobby joined Manchester United as an apprentice in 1953 and made his official debut in October 1956. He went on to make 758 appearances for the club, scoring a whopping 249 goals.
The unveiling of the new name is set to take place before United take on Everton at Old Trafford on April 2nd, for tickets click here and be at Old Trafford on this fantastic occasion.
Announcing the stand naming, Club executive Ed Woodward said:
“Bobby is quite simply, the most iconic figure In English football history. He represents everything that is good about football and Manchester United.”
“It has been a privilege to know him. Renaming the south stand is a fitting tribute to all that Bobby has contributed to the club both as a player and a director.”
Sir Bobby Charlton went on to say, ” This is a great honour and I am very proud for myself and my family that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me. Manchester United has been such an important part of my life and I have so many wonderful memories.”
“I would like to thank everyone connected with Manchester United. So many people work so hard to keep us at the top, their effort should not be forgotten, but most of all I would like to thank Norma, my wonderful wife and my family for the support and encouragement they have always provided.”