Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral procession will pass Old Trafford

Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral procession will pass Old Trafford on its way to Manchester Cathedral later this month giving fans a chance to say a final farewell to the United legend

  • The Manchester United legend’s funeral will take place later this month
  • Sir Bobby Charlton was remembered during last weekend’s Manchester derby
  • Old Trafford observed a minute of applause while fans chanted in tribute

Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral procession will pass Old Trafford on its way to Manchester Cathedral for a service celebrating his life later this month.

Manchester United say it will ‘provide an opportunity for fans to say a final farewell to a true United legend’ following his death at the age of 86.

The service will take place at the cathedral on Monday, November 13, at 2pm followed by a private family funeral.

More than 80,000 people have signed the books of condolence for Charlton, and United say the memorabilia laid beside the Trinity Statue at Old Trafford will go into the club museum.

There was a minute’s applause for Sir Bobby before the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson wrote a moving 1000-word eulogy about the late Sir Bobby Charlton 

Old Trafford paid tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton in Manchester United’s the first Premier League game since his passing 

Players past and present gathered around the centre circle to remember the England great 

Pat Crerand, Mike Summerbee, John Aston, Alex Stepney, Brian Kidd, and Tony Book stood together around a tribute which read: ‘Sir Bobby Charlton, 1937-2023: Forever Loved’.

In the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, fans held up white sheets to spell out ‘Sir Bobby’. The former United boss also penned a moving 1,000-word eulogy for Charlton in the matchday programme.

Outside the ground, thousands of flowers, balloons, photos, and cards were laid around the United Trinity statue of Charlton, George Best, and Denis Law.

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