Rio Ferdinand calls on Manchester United players to feed off crowd atmosphere on emotional Champions League game as Old Trafford remembers Sir Bobby Charlton

On Tuesday, Manchester United takes on Copenhagen in the Champions League. A minute of silence will be observed at Old Trafford in honor of Sir Bobby Charlton. Check out the most recent “It’s All Kicking Off!” podcast from Mail Sport! Rio Ferdinand has urged the Manchester United players to take advantage of the atmosphere on Tuesday night as Old Trafford honors Sir Bobby Charlton. It looks to be an emotional evening.
After dropping their first two games, Erik ten Hag’s team travels to Copenhagen in the Champions League. If United can’t advance past the group stage with fewer than three points, they will have a difficult time getting out.

ou have to use certain things and emotionally, this is a great opportunity in a situation like this where there’s so much emotion involved,’ said Ferdinand. ‘Sir Bobby was someone who meant so much to the football club and football, in general. They (the players) have to use this as a lifting power tomorrow and feed off that.’


Fans have flocked to Old Trafford to pay their tributes since sir Bobby died at the age of 86 on Saturday and a special pre-match tribute is planned for Tuesday night with a minute’s silence before kick-off.

A wreath will also be placed on Sir Bobby’s seat in the Director’s Box while the England World Cup winner will also be on the cover of the matchday programme.

Rio Ferdinand has called on United's players to feed off the Old Trafford emotional atmosphere
Sir Bobby Charlton, a Manchester United and England icon was famous in the football world

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Sir Bobby Charlton, a Manchester United and England icon was famous in the football world

‘Manchester United held Sir Bobby in such high esteem’ Ferdinand said to TNT Sports. ‘All the fans, young or old – when you talk about the club to a young person I’m sure he’s one of the names which rolls off (tongue) when you’re talking about the history.

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