Manchester United to Rename Stand After Sir Bobby Charlton
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One of the stands at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium is to be renamed the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand after the club's record goal-scorer.
United says on Monday the new name of its South Stand will be unveiled on April 2 at the home game against Everton in the English Premier League, which will be attended by "key figures from Sir Bobby's life and the world of football." It will mark 60 years after Charlton made his debut for United.
Charlton says in a United statement "this is a great honor and I am very proud — for myself and my family."
The former England attacking midfielder played 758 games for United and scored 249 goals.
Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, says it "is a fitting tribute to all that Bobby has contributed to the club."
(Story by: The Associated Press)