Manchester United unveil "Sir Bobby Charlton Stand" ahead of game with Everton

A ceremony took place today before kick off to honour the United legend

Manchester United unveil "Sir Bobby Charlton Stand" ahead of game with Everton

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Manchester United have revealed the new name of their South Stand before kick-off during today's Premier League match with Everton.

The Sir Bobby Charlton Stand was unveiled during a ceremony before today's game and honours the club legend who made 758 appearances for United from 1956 to 1973 and scored a club record 249 goals.

Sir Bobby Charlton looks on as the South Stand is officially renamed the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand, before the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford.

Flags are placed on seats in the Old Trafford South Stand, that is to be renamed The Bobby Charlton Stand, before the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford.

The great attribute of Bobby — and it’s a great example to anybody who has been successful — is how he has kept his feet on the ground and retained his humility all his life,” Ferguson told MUTV.