Manchester United have confirmed how they plan to honour the late, great Sir Bobby Charlton, who sadly passed away on Saturday, 21 October, revealing multiple tributes this week.
Tributes have been pouring in for the club and England legend following his death over weekend , as players past and presents, staff and fans already having been welcomed to the home ground to lay flowers and scarves outside the Trinity Statue, as well as sign the book of condolences, with thousands more doing the same online in a digital dedication
However, since the news of Charlton’s passing was learned not long before man united away win against Sheffield — with Harry Maguire dedicating the victory to the iconic World Cup winner — the club is yet to give Sir Bobby the proper send-off he deserves from the Old Trafford faithful.
That being said, the club have now officially revealed how they will pay their respects to the special footballer, starting several tributes at tonight’s champions league match against FC Copenhagen.
, United “will honour and remember Sir Bobby at our men’s first-team game against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday through a special pre-match tribute, which will conclude with a minute’s silence before kick-off.
Opening turnstiles will be open from 6pm, two hours before they are due to play, they are asking fans to arrive early and take their seats so as to give them plenty of time to prepare for the ceremony and pay their respects.
As the pre-match update goes on to explain, “a wreath will be in place on sir Bobby’s seat within the Director’s Box, players and staff will wear black armbands and Sir Bobby will be remembered on the cover of the matchday programme.”
There will also be further tributes to the 1968 European Cup, F A Cup and the three-time division one title-winner in the matchday programme for the Manchester derby this weekend, with Manchester City having already offered their condolences and apologized for the behaviors of some of their fans