unbreakable pride I felt at being part of it. He was Manchester United and, I will always like to think, so am I.”
They say "He wasn't just a great goalscorer, with a blistering shot using either foot. Bobby was a player who would also do his share of the hard work." – Sir Alf Ramsey, former England manager.
Hit me with the facts Charlton scored 249 goals in 758 appearances for the Reds and held the club appearances and goals records for several decades. Giggs overtook his haul of matches but Sir Bobby still tops the scoring charts today, which for a player who played most of his career as a midfielder is exceptional. As with his appearances record, it will take something very special (Giggs in that particular case) to better his total. Wayne Rooney’s tally of 202 marks the closest a modern player has come to doing it.
Tell me something I might not know Though most well-renowned as a midfielder, Charlton initially started life out as a striker and winger, or outside forward. He scored 29 goals in 39 games in season 1958/59, his best scoring return for United.
In a word Legend.