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Potential Manchester United Starting XI by ESPN FC

You heard Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward state his goal this morning: “a top three finish.” So “watch this space” to see if United are truly on this “great adventure” that Sir Bobby Charlton says they are. The question now is how does Louis van Gaal fit everyone in? Does he abandon his 3-5-2 formation? Does he switch to a 4-3-1-2? Who’s left out...
Via The Sports Bank
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Bobby Charlton talks Man United fans off the ledge

Louis van Gaal has had as a miserable start as possible at Manchester United. The fanbase was extremley excited when The Iron Tulip was hired, and expectations were raised as LVG led the Netherlands to a third place finish at the World Cup. Then came United’s undefeated preseason. However, reality has set in now.  Van Gaal has picked up just two points from United opening three...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why a Diamond Formation Could Make England a Cut Above the Rest

Ever since Bobby Charlton and his men led England to victory in the 1966 World Cup, the English national team has never quite been able to return to successes achieved on that day. Year upon year and tournament upon tournament, the whole country is tormented by unrequited hope and overly ambitious expectation. But not since the days of Charlton has an England team made the final...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Bobby Charlton endorses embattled and maligned David Moyes

Sir Bobby Charlton is the Manchester United legend of Manchester United legends. He’s regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England national team which won the 1966 World Cup and Ballon d’Or. He played almost all of his club football at United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts and passing abilities from midfield...
Via The Sports Bank
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney will stay with Manchester United, says Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton thinks that Wayne Rooney will remain with Manchester United this season despite the bid from Chelsea and the claim that Arsenal will meet his salary demands. Charlton believes Wayne Rooney will stay and even break his goal-scoring record. Earlier this month, Man U rejected a bid from Chelsea for the young striker and renknowned scorer. It is thought that Wayne...
Via The Sports Bank
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlton: Jose not the Special One

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton is lukewarm on the idea of Jose Mourinho replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hotseat. Ferguson himself said recently the former Chelsea boss "could manage anywhere", a statement taken by many as backing for Mourinho as a future United manager. But the Portuguese is not so popular in all corners of the club. Charlton...
Via Fox Soccer
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlton carries Olympic flame at Old Trafford

Former England soccer star Bobby Charlton carried the Olympic flame as it passed Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday. The 74-year-old Charlton, who won the 1966 World Cup with England, was among 151 people to carry the torch from Manchester to Leeds in northern England. Old Trafford is a football venue for the London Olympics and Charlton passed the statue at...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Charlton carries Olympic flame

Former England soccer star Bobby Charlton carried the Olympic flame as it passed Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday.
Via Fox Olympics
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Charlton undergoes minor surgery

Manchester United and England great Bobby Charlton has been unable to personally receive a Laureus Sports Awards honor because he had to undergo minor surgery. Charlton won the lifetime achievement award in London on Monday, 54 years to the day after surviving the Munich air disaster that killed eight members of his Man United team. But Laureus says the 74-year-old Charlton felt...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rooney sets himself challenge

United legend Sir Bobby Charlton currently holds the accolade having netted 249 goals during his commended spell at Old Trafford. England international Rooney has so far hit 158 goals in 337 games for the Red Devils, with 12 of those coming over 16 matches this season. The striker hopes he can one day better Charlton's achievement, telling The Sun: "It would be fantastic...
Via Fox Soccer
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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